The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is a global humanitarian organization whose motto is Justice, Compassion, and Love. ADRA Ghana belongs to the worldwide ADRA network which delivers relief and development assistance to individuals, households, and communities in more than 118 supporting and implementing Country Offices—regardless of their ethnicity, political affiliation, gender, or religious association. By partnering with local communities, organizations, and governments, we deliver culturally relevant programs and build local capacity for sustainable change. Having supported sustainable development for almost 40 years in Ghana, our on-the-ground approach allows immediate assistance in times of crisis and true partnership with the communities we serve. 

ADRA Ghana emerged in 1985 from a successful emergency relief program implemented by Seventh-day Adventist Welfare Services (SAWS) in 1983 in response to a situation of acute food shortage in Ghana. The agency has worked in all the 10 regions of Ghana since its inception (and still works in all the regions).

ADRA’s four core sectors include Sustainable Livelihoods (Food Security, Agriculture, agro-based livelihoods, non-agro-based livelihoods); Health (primary health, nutrition, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)); Education (primary, secondary, tertiary/ vocational, literacy); and Emergency Management.