CEPD is a national non-governmental organization with legal civil society organization registration no. 23457. It was established in 2006 to advocate for employment and ensure disability rights protection. CEPD works with government authorities, the private sector and the general public to facilitate the employment of disabled persons through training, coaching, awareness creation, advocacy and consultancy services. In effect, Centre for Employment of persons with disabilities (CEPD) exists to ensure persons with Disabilities (PWDs) are adequately provided for and that PWDs can live a purposeful life while having a fair chance of contributing to national development.
CEPD advocates and educates the public on the removal of all forms of barriers limiting disabled persons. CEPD has been active since 2006 as a national think-thank instrumental with the passing of the 2006 Ghana persons with disability act 715, addressing critical issues on disability and employment.