Hunger Alliance of Ghana is a food security and nutrition advocacy network that brings together civil society organizations to have a unified and common voice to fight against hunger, malnutrition and poverty in Ghana through advocacy, lobbying and knowledge sharing. The goal of the Alliance is to lobby policy makers and public institutions to ensure that food security and nutrition issues become priority developmental issues in Ghana. The Alliance embraces all civil society organization involved in the national effort to fight hunger. It also creates and coordinates other relevant civil society platforms to achieve the first MDG goal. These include the platform to support scaling up nutrition (SUN) and the Non-State Actors Task Force on METASIP.
Hunger Alliance of Ghana was founded in 2005 and incorporated as a legal entity in 2008 under the companies’ code 1963 (Act 179). Hunger Alliance of Ghana has a seven-member board and it is made up of NGOs, CSOs, faith-based organizations, farmer-based organizations, gender based organizations and community-based organizations. The Alliance has forty (40) members and one fifty (150) partners including Ministry of Food and Agriculture and Ghana Parliamentarians against Hunger and Malnutrition.
The Alliance also serves as the coordinating agency and the secretariat for the West African Alliance against Hunger and Malnutrition (WAAHM). By 2010, the Alliance had established itself well enough to convince the Parliament of Ghana to establish a hunger caucus in Parliament. The Alliance provides the requisite technical, secretarial and administrative support to the Caucus. Currently there are twenty-nine (29) members of the Caucus. The Caucus has been established to back the Alliance with the necessary political will and legislative arsenals to make the desired impact on the hungry and malnourished in Ghana.