AFD is an independent, non-partisan, not-for-profit, non-governmental organization established under the laws of Ghana. It has its own management structures and takes and implements decisions within those independent structures.
The Board of Directors oversees and supervises the management team of the organization, to ensure that set targets and goals are being achieved and that the highest standards are being applied and met. The Board provides strategic leadership, performance management leadership, risk leadership, communication and networking, and operations guidance to ensure the achievement of goals and objectives whiles meeting the highest of standards.
The Executive Director, leader of Programmes and Projects, leader of Finance & Administration and leader of Communications make up the Management Team. The Management Team is responsible for leadership and management of the daily operations and activities of AFD. The staff members (full-time and part-time) together with other specialists, volunteers and interns are responsible for the implementation of organizational activities.