A group of young environmentally conscious men and women around public concern for persistent land degradation and loss of bio-diversity to the eco-system of Agona District in the Central Region of Ghana formed HATOF Foundation in 1999.
The group was formed initially as an advocacy, lobbying, research and environmental education Non-Governmental organization to bring to public attention, the impacts of human activities on the fragile eco-system, and other forms of environmental hazards in the Agona traditional area, and initiate programs and projects to mitigate the situation.
The second mandate is to provide understandably, scientific information about climate change, coastal zone management, land degradation, and the influence of toxic substances on human health and the environment.
From its humble beginnings in 1999 to date, HATOF Foundation has grown to become one of the vibrant national environmental, health and sustainable development NGOs operating in Ghana, with green clubs in selected basic schools in Greater-Accra, Central, Western and Volta regions of Ghana. It is perhaps pertinent to add that HATOF Foundation is one of the two Ghana’s CSO elected into the 1st and 2nd Permanent General Assembly of the Economic, Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC) of the African Union.