The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is the global humanitarian organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.  ADRA Ghana belongs to the worldwide ADRA network, comprising over 130 supporting and implementing country offices.  ADRA’s mission is to work with people in poverty and distress to create just and positive change through empowering partnerships and responsible action.

Harvest of watermelon by refugee farmers in Krisan Camp

The core sectors of ADRA Ghana includes Food Security; Health; Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH); Economic Development; Environment; Education; and Emergency Management.

Since 2015, ADRA Ghana has partnered with UNHCR to implement a livelihood and self-reliance projects for Ivorian refugees and refugees of other nationalities living in four camps in Ghana.

The livelihood intervention is seeking to impact positively on the socio-economic wellbeing of about 13,463 Persons of Concern by supporting them to diversify and increase their sources of income , facilitating their access to the labour market and creating an enabling environment for livelihoods. PoCs are currently receiving various forms of support for agricultural and livestock production, apprenticeship skills training and certification, and capacity building for business and entrepreneurship.

The interventions will enable them accrue assets and capabilities to make choices that affect their own lives.

ADRA Ghana is collaborating with key stakeholders including the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), National Vocational Training Institute (NVTI), National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI), Ghana Standards Board, Municipal and District Assemblies and the Ghana Refugee Board (GRB), in the provision of training in good agronomy practices, certification for skills trainees and business management services among others to the refugee population in Ghana.