Friends of the Earth Ghana is a membership association of around 300 local groups spread across the country. It was founded in 1986 and that same year joined Friends of the Earth International. In the past 26 years, the membership of FoE Ghana has grown to 15,000. As the largest environmental organization in Ghana, FoE Ghana is dedicated to addressing environmental issues and promoting public awareness of environmental problems.
FoE-Ghana’s mission is the conservation and sustainable use of the world’s natural resources to improve the economic and social well-being of present and future generations. FoE Ghana particularly emphasizes the need to integrate environmental sustainability with gender equity.
They play an important role in supporting community projects that empower and educate people to bring about positive changes to their livelihoods. They also campaign for change towards environmentally and socially equitable development in the activities of governments, institutions, businesses and industries. Many successful campaigns and projects have built the organizations considerable expertise in forestry issues. They also play a key role in exposing the negative social and environmental impacts of the West African Gas pipeline.
Watch George Awudi talk about Friends of the Earth Ghana's work