About Our Organization


Mpuntusem is a multi-media documentation, research and advocacy organization based in Accra. The word mpuntusεm originates from two Fante words; mpuntu which means development, progress and/or wellbeing and sεm (asεm/nsεm) which literally means stories or issues. Thus, Mpuntusεm Foundation serves as a development communication NGO which documents and implements impactful/ significant change narratives.

There are many multimedia organizations operating in Ghana. However, Mpuntusem uniquely stands out as a non-profit Pan African development communication NGO. We have successfully executed multimedia advocacy projects for OXFAM offices in Ghana, Kenya and Zambia. Other communication projects that have recently been completed include documentation for the Ghana Statistical Service, Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition (GACC), CARE Ghana, Wacam, Friends of the Nation (FON), STAR-Ghana, Africa Centre for Parliamentary Affairs (ACEPA), GOIL Ghana Limited and the University of Edinburgh Alumni Network in Ghana. In 2019, Mpuntusem collaborated with the Communications department of the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa to provide coverage of the AU Summit, live streaming events for viewers across the continent.

The organization is spearheading data communication for development through its 1-year Hewlett Foundation funded project (in collaboration with the Ghana Statistical Service) to document Ghana’s Data Ecosystem Journey. In addition, it provides multimedia coverage for the Data for Accountability Project (DAP) which is being implemented by ACEPA, Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) and INASP in support of the Parliament of Ghana and funded by Hewlett Foundation.



We are Pan-African in orientation and our core values are Integrity and Creative Excellence. Research and Innovation underpin everything we do.


Our vision is to be the leading development communication NGO in West Africa by 2030.


We believe in partnerships and collaborations for positive social transformation. So far, our collaborators/partners include;


Recent key assignments undertaken and successes are as follows;

  • Ongoing: Documentation of Ghana’s Data Ecosystem journey through multimedia documentation and storytelling; funded by William & Flora Hewlett Foundation.
  • Video documentary on the effects of cost of Sanitary Pads on the education of young girls, for Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition. 2022.
  • Multimedia documentation of Impacts of Covid-19 Relief Project by Oxfam in Ghana and Partners.
  • Through partnership with Oxfam PAP, Mpuntusem provided support to African Union’s Directorate of Information and Communication (DIC) through coverage and livestreaming of the 32nd African Union Summit and related events in Addis Ababa. 4th-11th February, 2019
  • Documentation and Coverage of AU’s Africa Governance Architecture Conference in Gaborone, Botswana between 25th November and 1st December, 2018. A partnership with Oxfam PAP.
  • Transformative Women Leaders: A documentation initiative pertaining to the work of 7 Women Activists/Leaders in Mining Communities; in partnership with WACAM and funded by Oxfam in Ghana. January to December, 2018
  • CRAFS: A documentation of women-led initiatives of Climate Resilient Agriculture and Food Systems in three Northern Regions of Ghana, funded by Oxfam in Ghana
  • CEMAGS- Documentation of Community Environmental Management and Advocacy Groups facilitated by Friends of the Nation. March, 2018
  • Pan Africa ASM Exchange Programme: Documentation and coverage of Artisanal and Small Scale Mining (ASM) Exchange Programme for participants from Malawi, Zambia and Ghana in Accra in partnership with Oxfam PAP and Friends of the Nation. June 25-30, 2018
  • A Girl Model School Documentation Project in partnership with Oxfam in Ghana. October/November, 2018
  • Faranaya: A multimedia documentation of a Sorghum project in partnership with the Presbyterian Agricultural Station in Garu in the Upper East Region of Ghana. August 2018.
  • Multimedia support to the Diaspora Africa Forum, including coverage of events in connection with Ghana’s Year of Return (2019) programme
  • Campaign for a Mineral Revenue Management Act (MRMA) in partnership with Oxfam in Ghana, Friends of the Nation and Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP)

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