Forward Africa is a non-profit development organization founded in 1992 to strengthen the capacity of individuals, especially women and youth within the communities to respond to their identified basics needs, using resources available within their communities. The goal of the organization is to mobilize local human and material resources to improve the lives of Nigerians. Forward African works closely with indigenous associations, local groups and communities to design and support democracy and good governance, food production, promote health, clean water and sanitation, advance education and skills training, develop agribusiness and income generating activities.
As an organization staffed by highly trained individuals with far reaching experience in children and women health, democracy and governance, agricultural enterprises, human development among others, Forward African is well placed to undertake projects to improve the quality of lives of Nigeria.
The organization is registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission, Abuja in 1995 and has a (seven) member Board of Trustees. She is one of the NGOs in Nigeria that participated in an organizational assessment organized by Capacity building for Decentralized Development (CBDD/DFID) Kaduna, for NGOs in Nigeria. This was carried out in 1999. The assessment and subsequent organizational development programme has enabled FOFA to put in place systems and structures to keep the organization focused as a sustainable entity.