The Private Afforestation Developers Organization (PADO) was incorporated into the Companies Code, 1963 (Act 179) as an association (Economic Sector Based Private Organization-ESBPO) in 2010. It has a principal office in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. It was formed with the main aim of spearheading private afforestation development in Ghana. In this vain, the organization subscribes to the ideals of green global policy towards ensuring a sound environmental management on a sustainable manner.
This subscription is achieved through the planting of trees to ensure environmental greening and curb deforestation so the effect of climate change can be reduced. The organization undertakes their tree planting activities in a manner that will create employment opportunities for the vulnerable especially inhabitants of forest fringe communities.
The current membership strength of the organization is about 97; made up of individuals and private companies. The members are generally located in the Ashanti, Brong-Ahafo and Volta regions of Ghana. These areas are best known for sustainable forest plantation in Ghana. Subscribing to the organization is voluntary and any member has the free-will to leave the organization when he or she chooses.