Founded in 2010 by H.E John Agyekum Kufuor, President of the Republic of Ghana (2001-2009), the John A. Kufuor Foundation (JAKF) is registered under Ghana’s Companies Codes, 1963 (Act 179) and recognized as a Non-Governmental Organization with registration No. DSW/6163 and address for these purposes at 9 Sixth Circular Road, P.O. Box CT-5171, Cantonments, Accra, Ghana. The Foundation is an independent and nonprofit institution dedicated to the promotion and sustainability of Ghana and Africa’s development. It is inspired by the founder’s passion for practical and sustainable development and aims at advancing effective leadership, good governance and socioeconomic development. In furtherance of its objectives, JAKF seeks collaboration and strategic partnerships with public and private institutions, civil society organizations, as well as international development partners in program initiation and implementation
The Kufuor Scholars’ Program provides a specialized three-year transformational leadership preparation for the Ghanaian/African youth.
The Foundation advocates good democratic governance and has instituted the Annual Governance Lecture to inform the public on critical issues of governance in Africa’s development.
Through partnerships, the Foundation has introduced activities to enhance the socio-economic wellbeing of rural communities.
Prof. Baffour Agyemang-Duah
Victor Kofi Kufuor
Nana Ama Oppong-Duah
Adamu Caesar Ayuekambay
Dr. Pascal Brenya
Louis Glad Okai
Kingminus Osei Tuffour
NEWS & EVENTS
The John Agyekum Kufuor Foundation has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Millennium Promise Alliance aimed at reducing hunger in Ghana. According to the World Food Program only 1 out of 3 children suffering from malnutrition receive adequate medical attention while 24 percent of all child mortality cases in Ghana are associated with under-nutrition The[…]
The participants concluded that since issues like inconsistent tariffs and cross-border safety were common,but could not be solved by national bodies alone, a regional body would be better placed to address them. This was agreed after countries present presented their best practices, lessons and challenges.6 April 2016: An African Rice Advocacy Platform (ARAP) has been formed at[…]
Opening the camp, Baffour Agyeman-Duah, chief executive officer of the Foundation, emphasized the vision of the founder, former President Kufuor, for selfless and effective leadership to address the challenge of development in Ghana and Africa. “To become transformational leaders, you must first seek to transform yourself,” Agyeman-Duah advised. He encouraged the pioneering Kufuor Scholars to[…]
Two Kufuor Scholars, Mohammed Salman and Owusu Sarpong Adutwumwaa arrived in Tokyo, Japan on 3 August 2016 to participate in the three-week 2016 leadership summer program of the Bai Xian Asian Institute. The event was hosted at Waseda University and formed part of the Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program.
KUFUOR SCHOLARS REFLECT ON LEADERSHIP TRAINING IN JAPAN Two Kufuor Scholars, Adutwumwaa Owusu Sarpong and Salman Mohammed participated in the three-week 2016 BXAI Summer Leadership Program at Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, in August 2016. Below are personal reflections of the scholars on what was certainly a unique experience, studying among 134 scholars from various universities in[…]
The African Development Bank (AfDB), in partnership with the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, hosted a high-level meeting on nutrition in Lusaka, Zambia, 23 May 2016. The meeting outlined a vision for a new effort and shared new data strengthening the economic case for higher investment in[…]
Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has stressed the need for stronger commitment to food and nutrition security to facilitate the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a new development agenda which was adopted by world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly in New York last September. The SDGs are a follow-up to the[…]
The John Agyekum Kufuor Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Forestry Commission, National Biodiversity Committee and NYCOB Enterprise Consortium have formed a network to conserve Ghana’s depleting biodiversity and ecosystem. The Foundation and its partners are undertaking the Advocacy for Biodiversity Offsetting in Ghana (ABOG) project. The project in Ghana is geared towards supporting the EPA[…]
March 23, 2016. The John A. Kufuor Foundation and NYCOB Enterprise Consortium in partnership with the Business Sector Advocacy Challenge (BUSAC) Fund (funded by DANIDA, USAID and EU), Environmental Protection Agency, Ghana National Biodiversity Committee and the Forestry Commission have officially launched the Advocacy for Biodiversity Offsetting in Ghana (ABOG) Group and its advocacy activities[…]
Kufuor shocked and saddened at the passing of Jake 20 – 03 – 16 Accra Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has expressed profound shock and sadness at the demise ofMr. Jake Otanka Obetsebi-Lamptey, former Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP). Mr. Obetsebi-Lamptey died in the early hours of Sunday in a London hospital where[…]