Purim African Youth Development Platform
History of PAYDP Ghana
PAYDP – Ghana, was registered in 2007 as an organisation limited by guarantee (NGO) to among other things to
advance the rights of young girls and women; through capacity building and expanded social and economic
opportunities, with emphasis on vulnerable populations.
PAYDP is committed to creating a conducive platform where young people especially girls
and women, can have access to vital information, economic and leadership opportunities,
and capacity building through partnerships to influence local and national decision making
processes towards advancing the development of young people everywhere; particularly in
deprived and hard to reach communities.
Young people are self-confident, healthy, and socially responsible and enjoy economic, social and cultural wellbeing.
At the top of the PAYDP organizational hierarchy is a five-member Board drawn from a cross section of the key Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and other thematic partners; spanning the public, private-for-profit, and private-not-for-profit sectors. The Board provides overall leadership and direction and is actively involved in the making of key strategic decisions, as well as in demanding accountability from managers and responding to key organizational challenges.
The following persons form the Board of PAYDP Ghana
1. Mrs Ellen Appiah (Board Chairperson)
2. Mr Kwadwo Awuah (Finance Officer)
3. Ms Adamu Mahama (Board member)
4. Ms Mariam Sackefio (Board Member)
5. Mr Issac Aidoo (Legal Practitioner)
Directly under the Board is the senior management team, led by the Executive Director in charge of the national
Secretariat located in Accra ( Mrs Aku Xornam Kevi).
Under the senior management team are Area Coordinators, responsible for implementation of PAYDP’s
programme activities. The Area Coordinators provide control over activities of the PAYDP’s Girls’ Networks
(PGN) – [a nationwide peer movement (organised by PAYDP) to empower and build the capacity of girls and
prepare them as advocates against harmful traditional practices in their communities ]