Established in 1968, Ghana National Association of the Deaf (GNAD) is the umbrella organization of Associations of Deaf People in Ghana. It is recognized as a voluntary Association and accredited by the Ministry of Manpower, Youth and Employment. GNAD was granted permit to operate as a non-governmental and Non- Profit organization by the Department of Social Welfare and the Registrar of Companies, Ghana. GNAD is a member of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) and Ghana Federation of Disability Organisations (GFD). GNAD has mobilised around 11,000 members (60:40 for men and women respectively) out of the estimated 110,625 Deaf People in Ghana.