Aside from a very small professional secretariat located in Aarhus, the second largest city in Denmark, Ghana Friends is a membership organisation, which depends on its volunteers.
Volunteers can either be a committee member who through the years follows, supports and inspires development activities in Northern Ghana implemented by our local Ghanaian partners or they can work on more general tasks as awareness raising, exchange visits, fundraising and public outreach in Denmark.
To manage and develop the program activities in Northern Ghana, Ghana Friends association has a number of committees. The members of the committees are elected every year at the general assembly meeting and normally consists of 5-7 members, ideally covering a range of different skills and social and professional backgrounds, that the projects can draw on.
The program committees' task is primarily to follow, inspire and support the development
work in Ghana.
The chairmanship shall, together with the Secretariat, maintain the relations with the
boards of our partner organisations in Ghana.
The chairmanship and secretariat are responsible for relations with funding partners like
Danida on behalf of the association’s board.
The Secretariat is responsible for the ongoing operation of the association as well as the
association's program activities in Ghana.
The secretariat shall report to the association's Board in all matters that are not delegated to the Secretariat. The secretariat services the association's board and committees with presentations,
recommendation, advice and reports.
In relation to the association's programs, the secretariat is responsible for monitoring and evaluation, finance, human resources and capacity building activities in Ghana.
The association's supreme body is the annual general assembly for its members. Here the board members are elected for a two-year time period at a time. Each of the committee nominates a board member.
The chairperson, the deputy chairperson and the treasurer are elected for a two-year period, while the other committee members from the committees are only elected for a 1-year period.