National members

Our national members are independent, national organizations that develop and run the national forest certification system in their country. 

Working Group on Forest Certification

History before PEFC 

Working Group (WG) on Forest Certification is a registered NGO established in 2003 to promote responsible forest management through certification in Ghana. WG comprises key stakeholder groups in the forestry sector in Ghana, including landowners, Tree Growers Association, Wood Industry, Civil Society, Independent Bodies, Women Groups, Timber and Woodworkers Union of the Trade Union Congress, Training and Research Institutions and the Government. 

To fulfil its mandate, WG has been developing forest standards to guide management of forest resources in Ghana since 2003. This includes Ghana ITTO standards for Natural Forest and Plantations, Ghana Forest Management Certification Standards and Ghana PEFC standards. It has also acted as a focal point for capacity building on forest certification and sustainable forest management in Ghana and West Africa Sub-Region. In June 2016, WG joined PEFC as National Governing Body in Ghana.

What are the benefits of being part of the PEFC alliance?

Being part of the PEFC family has really improved our knowledge base and enhanced the technical capacity of the Working Group as we have the opportunity to interact with other members of the alliance, learn and share experiences for mutual benefit and participate in PEFC programmes.

Further, it has boosted the image of the Working Group as PEFC is seen as a credible and global force spearheading sustainable Forest Management.

Ghanaian system information

  • Joined PEFC: 3 June 2016


Working Group on Forest Certification
Box UP 805
233 Kumasi
Ashanti Region

Tel.: +233277113237

The Team

Dr Emmanuel Amoah Boakye 

Samuel Appiah Adane
Project Officer

Seidu Moro 
Field Officer

Judith Tabiri 
Accounts Officer

Ebenezer Tetteh 
Administrative Officer/Office Assistant

Thomas Donkor 
Transport Officer

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