DR. KWAKYE AMEYAW
Dr Kwakye Ameyaw is a full-fledged global expert with unparalleled and rich mix of academic and secular experience in Sustainable Bioenergy, Biodiversity Conservation & Natural Resources Management.
Heis Operations Manager at the Forestry Commission Headquarters and has spent a better part of his life as a Resident Lecturer (School of Forestry, Sunyani), District Forest Manager with affiliation with high-ranking institutions such as United Nations University (UNG), Institute of natural Resources of Africa (INRA) & University of Ghana, Legon. His professional and research focus have been on the implications of participatory natural resource conservation on sustainable development, harnessing renewable natural resources for efficient and sustainable use, promoting green economy and facilitating good governance. Dr. Kwakye holds a PhD in Environmental Science, MSc in Environmental resource management and a BSc in Natural Resource Management.
ING ARABA AMO – AIDOO
Ing Araba Amo – Aidoo a distinguished expert with rich experience in renewable energy technologies worldwide. As a Polytechnic Faculty Member, she has helped to champion the cause of renewable energy and energy efficiency for the institution both locally and internationally. She acquired her solar energy training in Solar Energy center-India and Biogas Training at the BIOMA- China.
She is a seasoned researcher who has led various innovations in solar cooking, solar drying, wind and mini hydro feasibility studies and biogas production. She holds a Bsc in mechanical engineering and an MSc in Renewable Energy Technologies. She has consulted on various projects in Ghana, Nigeria, the United States of America and Mexico. As the Regional Chairperson for Women in Engineering for the Ghana Institute of Engineers, she has been an active advocate for youth innovation and entrepreneurship.
DR. DAN BAFFOUR-AWUAH
Dan Baffour-Awuah , a vibrant personality, was the Executive Director of the Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COTVET) in Ghana, with the responsibility among others, of leading the formulation of national policies for skills development across the broad spectrum of pre-tertiary and tertiary education, formal informal and non-formal sectors.
Before his appointment as the Executive Director of COTVET, he
was working for UNIDO and has been consulting over the years for other development partners particularly, European Union (EU), World Bank, Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), United Nations Development Program (UNDP), ILO, IFAD on Project Management.
BERNICE DAPAAH (FOUNDER & CEO)
Described as a sensational Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and Alumni of the Harvard University’s Executive Education Program, Bernice Dapaah is a seasoned Ghanaian with an upward climb in social entrepreneurship. She holds a Diploma in Human Resource Management and Marketing from the Institute of Commercial Management UK and Bachelors in Business Administration from the Christian Service University College in Kumasi Ghana.
She has over a decade work experience in both the profit and non-profit industries. Bernice is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Biodiversity and Natural Capital made up of the world’s foremost intellectual network, convening the most relevant and knowledgeable thought leaders from business, government, academia and civil society to address key global issues.
She was named as an Ambassador of the World Bamboo Organization having earlier on in the year been appointed as a member of the prestigious Global Teacher Prize Academy and has been honored with the World Entrepreneurship Forum’s “Entrepreneur for the World Award” for her impact on society and capacity to change the world.
She sits on the advisory boards of World Intellectual Property Organization-Green (WIPO Green) in Switzerland. She is skillful in project implementation, monitoring, training, assessments, reviews, baseline surveys and evaluation. In her capacity as the CEO, she ensures that project design and implementation are scientifically informed and she is responsible for monitoring and evaluation mechanisms, processes and targets related to the project and provides feedback and improvement advice to project teams.
Described as a Sergeant at Trade’, is a plenipotentiary in the realm of transnational Trade and Industry Relations in Africa with a huge experience establishing him as a go-to source for technical advice in the sector. His voice has successfully cracked key issues of great concern to Government Agencies and International Trade Organizations leading to the formulation of far-reaching policies that help to keep Trade and Labour issues top of mind among these bodies. He currently serves as the General Secretary of the African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa), a position to which he was elected in late 2007. Till then, he had been Secretary-General of Trades Union Congress (Ghana) from mid2000. Between 1994 and 2000 Adu-Amankwah was TUC Coordinator for the African Workers’ Participation Development Programme (APADEP).
He has worked directly in the trade union movement since 1982. He served variously as education officer of the TUC (Ghana), Head of Political Department and then later as Deputy Secretary-General in charge of operations of the TUC. Later on, as Secretary General, he was instrumental in the establishment of the TUC’s Labour Research and Policy Institute (LARPI) in 2006 as an important resource centre for the organization’s policy, planning and advocacy work.
His unparalleled experience in Trade makes him a valuable part of our Board and a leading voice in our local and international Trade partnerships. He holds a Master’s Degree from the renowned Institute of Social Studies in the Hague, Netherlands as well as Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Degree from Mountcrest University College.