Organisation's type: Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) / Organisation Non-Gouvernementale (ONG),DISABILITY ORGANIZATION

Organization Acronym *: GFD

Year of Registration *: 1987

Year of Commencement of Operations *: 1987

Contact Information

  • Postal Address *: P.O. BOX AC 40 ACCRA
  • Region *: Greater Accra
  • Country *: Ghana
  • City *: ACCRA
  • Telephone *: +233 302 240 530
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  • Email *:
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  • Vision *: The vision of GFD an inclusive society for all Persons with Disability in Ghana.
  • Mission *: The mission of GFD is to advocate the rights of Persons with Disability by influencing policies, programmes and activities at the national and local levels and to strengthen the Organisations of Persons with Disability
  • Thematic Areas *: Human Rights / Droits de l’Homme,Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) / Objectifs de Développement Durable (ODD)
  • Target Group: Persons with Disability
  • Key Objectives *: To be a lead advocacte on issues of rights, development and well being of persons with disabilities in ghana
  • Core Competencies *: Advocacy / Plaidoyer,Policy Influencing / Influence des Politiques
  • Government Engagement:

More Information

  • Major or Current Achievements *: GFD was established in 1987 as a national cross-disability umbrella organization of organizations of persons with disabilities. GFD’s membership has risen from the initial three to seven, comprising: Ghana Society of the Physically Disabled (GSPD), Ghana National Association of the Deaf (GNAD), Ghana Blind Union (GBU), Inclusion Ghana, - dealing with Children with Intellectual Disability (IG), Ghana Association of Persons with Albinism (GAPA), Share Care – a group of people with neuro-immunological diseases and with autoimmune conditions and Mental Health Society of Ghana (MEHSOG). GFD’s mission has been to advocate the promotion and protection of the rights of persons with disabilities and their effective participation in society at all levels, through advocacy, lobbying, sensitization and education of the general public about the capacities and capabilities of persons with disabilities, and ensuring the equalization of opportunities among PWDs. GFD has regional and district branches/committees in all the 10 regions and about 170 districts. GFD was instrumental in advocating the passage of Ghana's Disability Act 715 , The ratification of the UNCRPD, and other social protection policies and programs for persons with disabilities such as the 3% disability common fund, among others.
  • Functional Board *:
  • Number of Board Members *: 7
  • List Expertise of Board Members *: Educationist, Lawyer, Media Practitioner, Financial(Auditor); Disability Inclusive Expert (UN Committee member)
  • Organisational Strategic Plan *:
  • Head of Organisation *: RITA KYEREMAA KUSI
  • Name of Contact Person *: RITA KYEREMAA KUSI
  • Position of Contact Person *: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
  • Number of Staff *: 13
  • Number of Males *: 6
  • Number of Females *: 7