About us

We’ve planted 12 million trees...and that’s just the beginning

Tropical deforestation is a significant contributor to climate change, generating 12 to 15 percent of global carbon emissions. We at NED Africa recognize the substantial efforts made by various groups, public and private, to plant trees and restore forests to address climate change. We believe there is still more work to be done and NED Africa was born out of this vision to take the necessary next steps in tropical forest restoration to address climate change, using a holistic approach which includes animal conservation and poverty alleviation of local people.

Why tropical forests?

Forests in the tropical belt around the equator benefit the planet. Planting trees in the tropical belt around the equator is particularly important for addressing climate change and rebalancing the CO2 levels in the atmosphere. They absorb CO2, in a process called carbon sequestering, which helps lower temperatures. This is why we at NED Africa base our organization and activities in tropical forest reserves just north of the equator in the Hohoe District, situated in the Volta Region of Ghana, and Danyi- Dzogbégan, Togo, West Africa.

Cultivating local cooperation for the benefit of all

Many existing tropical forest reserves have lost their integrity, stalling restoration goals. Deforestation activities within forest reserves like those in Hohoe District still happen at high rates. Illegal logging is often poorly monitored. A lack of cooperation from local people to cease cutting trees within the reserve exists because they do not enjoy tangible benefits from the restoration of tropical forests that could improve their livelihoods and well-being. Many have had their lands taken from them by the government without compensation to maintain the reserves.

The livelihoods of rural people and the protection of forests and their inhabitants are intertwined. People will do whatever it takes to survive and prosper. By developing sustainable livelihoods for local people–including alternative income generation and fuel sources, education, and training–we make room for a partnership with them to jointly address climate change and poverty.

Taking action to address climate change

To date, we have cultivated approximately 12 million seedlings and saplings which have been supplied to communities and individuals in Ghana and Togo for the purposes of afforestation, alleycropping, ornamentation, and medicine.

And we’re just getting started. Now we are expanding our work in order to rigorously restore millions of acres of tropical forests and sustainably develop rural areas for millions of people across Africa.

Tree Saved

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Tree Saved

Animals Saved From Poachers

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Animals Saved From Poachers

Solar Installed

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Solar Installed

Water Resources

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Water Resources

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Our Projects

Turning Ghana’s landfills into reverse gold mines and solving the

Turning waste into biogas and fertilizer at Wli falls in

Providing sanitation and producing biogas and fertilizer across 10 villages

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Your donations and investments go a long way to support NED Africa’s work to address climate change and poverty. We can restore the balance but only if we join forces. Thank you in advance for your support.

Our Partners

Ministère de l’ Environment Bureaux, Resources Natural Forestières Bureaux, Préfectoral (Kpelé, danyi) Republic du Togo
Les Compagnons Ruraux (Conservation de la Biodiversité Tourisme Durable) Kpalimé Togo
PASSE (Association pour la promotion des Action Social Sanitaire et Environmental) Kpalimé Togo
Ministry of Forestry and Mineral resources Ghana
Traditional Authorities- Ghana and Togo
Forest commission-Ghana
Hohoe Municipal assembly through Community Based Rural Development Programme (CBRDP) of Ministry of Local government and Rural Development- Ghana
Bosso Kokou Agbeko, Technician d’Agriculture Institute conseille Appuis Technique ICAT-KLOTO (TOGO)
Woka Kossi Hotowosi Jeunese Artisanal – Emploi (ONG- JAE) KLOTO- TOGO

New-Age Environmental Development of Africa (NED Africa) is a social enterprise and charity organization based in Ghana, dedicated to tropical forest restoration and sustainable development in Africa to address climate change in cooperation with local communities for more than 20 years.