DANIEL KOFI ABU
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/LEAD CONSULTANT
Mr. Daniel KOFI ABU is a renowned Social Environmental, Agro-based Value chain financing & Green Economy Development Expert in Africa. He has obtained MBA in International Business along with BA in Integrated Development Studies. Mr. Daniel has more than 10 years of professional experience in Program design, management, formulation/development, monitoring and evaluation related to Social protection financing, Forest livelihoods, Agribusiness and post-conflict Agriculture policy financing, integrated green growth, Climate mitigation & adaptation. Mr. Daniel has a unique combination of experiences that encompasses both green economy & eco-enterprise development related issues like: capacity building, community & organizational development, Agro-based value chains, agriculture policy & livelihood development, private-public partnership etc. He has cross-cutting experience across the West Africa Region in Green economy and community-based approach in promoting green Agribusiness products. Mr. Daniel for his in-depth research ability has done several publications on climate change and adaptation and integrating of MSME’s into green economy for wealth creation. He has excellent knowledge of inclusive business models that integrate MSMEs into mainstreaming efforts.
DR. FRANK AGYEI
TEAM LEAD, RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
Frank Agyei(Ph.D.) is passionate and results-oriented development professional with over 12 years’ experience in development work in Ghana, Africa, and Europe. He is a human geographer of environmental justice and rural wellbeing. He studies the social and political-economic causes of the precarity and suffering of natural-resource-dependent communities. He conducts his research in four interlinked areas: natural resource tenure and access; distribution along natural resource commodity chains; decentralization and democratic local government; and household vulnerability in the face of climate change.
Agyei has extensive experience in the provision of technical leadership and strategic direction to develop an appropriate program framework, plans, and indicators to capture project performance results and provides effective, accurate, and timely monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of project activities. Agyei uses a political-economy approach drawing on disciplines of sociology, anthropology, political science, political philosophy, and geography. Agyei transmits the findings of his research through books, articles, a children’s book, film, policy briefs, sculptures, teaching, and lectures. Professionally, his work with the Council for Development in Social Science Research, University College of Agriculture and Environmental Studies and Kumasi Institute of Tropical Agriculture has equipped him with the relevant knowledge, experience, and skills in social development, project, and program design, implementation, review, and Learning.
As a lecturer, and education & renewable energy advisor, a policy analyst, researcher, a Technology for Development (T4D) advisor and a ‘Thinker’ in Eco-Entrepreneurship, he has been privileged not only to review multiple development issues in developing countries but to have hands-on experience in designing, implementing and reviewing various development and poverty reduction approaches, impact investment, and eco-entrepreneurship for over 12 years. Frank holds a double PhD in forest governance from the University of Copenhagen, Ph.D. in Silviculture and Forest Management from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, MSc in Conservation and land management Bangor University and MSc forest ecosystems and society the University of Copenhagen, and a BSc from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
ASSOCIATE CONSULTANT, GENDER MAINSTREAMING AND ADVOCACY SPECIALIST:
Doreen Asumang-Yeboah is an experienced and competent Natural Resource Scientist and a Development Change Facilitator with a BSc. in Natural Resources Management (Silviculture & Forest Resources Management) and a Masters in Development Policy and planning both from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Ghana.
Doreen has extensive experience in project management, organizational development and M&E, and a repertoire of agriculture and forestry related activities including climate change, REDD+ and FLEGT VPA in Ghana.
Doreen is a leading voice in Ghana on natural resource policy reforms that allow communities sustainable access, management, and benefit from agriculture and natural resources. An advocate of devolution management & ownership rights of social development, biodiversity conservation and food security processes, Doreen works with communities, traditional leadership, government, civil society and private sector in Ghana.
She has over the years been in constant engagement with communities, traditional authorities, governments, civil society and the timber industry in Ghana. This is by virtue of her facilitation of multi-stakeholder processes at the local, district, regional and national level to promote good Forest Governance in Ghana. Doreen has over 10years experience from successful work with different organizations, on full time and consultancy basis including CARE International, the National Forestry Forum-Ghana, PAB Consult, Forest Consult, Forestry Commission, Working Group on Forest Certification, WWF, FoE and DOLTA.
Kennedy is value added and practicing development professional with over 6 years working experience as a Project Coordinator, Social Worker, Teacher, and a Counselling Psychologist. He has adequate skills in people management, conflict resolution, and supreme therapeutic evaluation in the context of children and adult counselling.
Subject specialties: Human Resource Management, Industrial Sociology, Career Development and Counseling Techniques and Practice. Kennedy has an M.A. Counselling Psychology/Guidance and Counselling from Methodist University College in Ghana and a B. A. (Arts), Sociology and Social Work.Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology – Kumasi, Ghana.
ASSOCIATE CONSULTANT, POLICY EVALUATION AND PROGRAMS
Mac-Issaka is seasoned development researcher with in-depth skills in policy evaluation, project baseline development, special field survey design and deployment, participatory field evaluation and learning. Mac-Issaka has previously been engaged on series of consultancy assignment involving EU, DFID and USAID.Subject specialties include: policy evaluation, Program evaluation and monitoring, development research, Baseline development, market research, participatory program evaluation, impact monitoring designs and frameworks. Mac has an MPhil in Actuarial Science from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology – Kumasi, Ghana.
SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
Isaac is experienced environmental governance, Economic Appraisal for Environmental Management, Energy Policy, and climate change professional, hardworking and proactive individual with five years (5+) working experience in diverse environmental and livelihood space. Isaac holds MSc Economics of Natural resources and Environmental management from Cranfield University, Milton Keynes, UK, and Mphil Social Forestry from the University of energy and natural resources.