The Mount Pisgah Family (the Abbeys), in view of their shared beliefs in contributing to the reawakening of the African people after the period of the lost decade, birthed a non-governmental, non-political, not-for-profit organization in 1991. This was the era of the emerging phenomena of civil society / non-state actor surge that sought to partner governments in delivering meaningful development for its people.
The African Development Programme (ADP) was subsequently incorporated in Accra, Ghana in 1993 with the Registrar-General’s Department and Department of Social Welfare (RGD No: 48000174 / DSW No: 534). ADP is also registered with the USAID as a non-US private voluntary organization (No. L0738).
As founders / trustees, the Abbeys continue to support the operations of African Development Program in addition to project funding, tax-free donations and logistical support from persons and groups who share in its vision.
Vision and Mission
African Development Program dreams of an Africa in which strong economic growth is anchored in inclusive social development for its citizens.ADP’s mission is to promote human-centred development through integrated development programmes targeted at rural and peri-urban communities.
The organizational objectives of African Development Programme are:
- To promote community mobilization, awareness, participation and skills development
- To promote NGO-Government relation through dialogue, advocacy and research to influence policy
- To network with other NGOs and stakeholders for effective and efficient utilization of limited resources, particularly public resources
- To encourage the use of dialogue for conflict prevention, management and resolution.
- To enhance the rights and status of women in society through education awareness and mobilization.