In 1999, the Eden Conservation Society was founded to support the sustainable management of Ghana’s rich and diverse natural environment. As it continued to grow, the Society began working with A Rocha International, before officially joining the Christian network in 2003 to scale up its operations and reach, renaming itself as A Rocha Ghana.
A Rocha Ghana’s objective remains the sustainable management of its country’s natural resources, using research, education, innovation, and advocacy. In addition to its direct land management work, the organisation runs programs to engage different groups for conservation, from businesses and churches to schools and local government.
“We specialise in green business development, because we believe that conservation will only be useful if local people are able to get some good benefits out of it.” Daryl Bosu.
Renew Our World began working with A Rocha Ghana during its campaign for the Atewa Forest, supporting their efforts to protect one of Ghana’s most important ecosystems from mining. Since joining the network, A Rocha Ghana has been supported by Renew Our World in mobilising churches around climate action, alongside sharing opportunities, learnings, and information around key events such as COP26.
One of A Rocha Ghana’s main priorities for the future is securing its government commitment to protecting the country’s natural resources, green spaces, and wildlife. With the expansion of mining and logging across Ghana, much of this habitat remains vulnerable to destruction, and thus fighting against this trend poses a significant challenge. However, public support for conservation continues to grow, and A Rocha Ghana hopes to use this momentum to mobilise society into positive action for Ghana’s stunning natural environment.
An ecologist by trade, Daryl Bosu joined A Rocha Ghana as the first field manager for the organisation’s first field office in Damongo, Ghana. He currently operates as Deputy National Director of A Rocha Ghana, running the organisation’s operations and strategy, representing the organisation’s work as a Renew Our World national expression.