Hello, my name is Daniel Abu a Ghanaian from Ashanti and Brong Ahafo region of Ghana, I grew up mostly in Northern Ghana due to my Daddy's occupation and had my basic, Secondary and University education in Northern Ghana. I have degree in Integrated development studies from University for Development studies, some post graduate studies in project management,project information management systems and also a trainer in Integrated crop and pest management.
I am currently enrolled in Amity Institute of Higher Education in Mauritius pursuing MBA Finance.
I have previously work on UN projects involving climate change and adaptations in Ghana and I am currently working with International Development(iDE) as program manager for western region of Ghana implementing a SiDA funded project which seeks to integrate low income farmers into the main stream Agriculture supply chain with key interest in women in Agric.
It is my desire to champion women empowerment through Agric and small scale Micro finance and I will pursue this agenda by establishing a consultancy firm and a micro finance outlet that will address issues of women and other vulnerable in society.
I have passion for sport and like watching it during my leisure time.
Odjobi Kwakye is currently leading a team of
community development experts to implement Newmont Golden Ridge Limited
integrated community development programme in the Birim North District of the
Eastern Region of Ghana. His responsibilities include: enhancing the business
and entrepreneurship capacities of the local population through support and
other capacity building programs that encompass improvement in agriculture
production and agribusiness; micro-enterprise development; credit linkages; and
Kwakye is also leading a team of governance
experts in the implementation of USAID funded Local Governance and
Decentralization project that seeks to support citizens (women) to participate
in local decision making and to influence the district assembly including
assembly members to address the peculiar needs of women in the design and
implementation of policies.
He has had eight (8) years of experience in
Farmer Based Organizational Development, Project financial management, private
sector development, microfinance, project management and rural development in
Ghana by working in various capacities such as Business Development Officer for
the Organization for Livelihood Enhancement Services, The Hunger Project-Ghana
as Project Officer, and the National Board for Small Scale Industries as
a Small Business Advisor and Entrepreneurial Skills Training Officer.
Kwakye holds an MBA in International
Business (Finance Major) from the Amity University of India. Again, He holds
Bachelor of Arts degree with specialization in Industrial Art from Kwame
Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana, Certificate in
microfinance from the World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Centre, Japan as
well as a certificate in Needs Assessment Techniques for Small and Medium Scale
Enterprises from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
Highly computer literate and energetic
self-starter with very good analytical and organizational skills. Highly
motivated, creative, versatile and possess skills at building effective and
productive working relationships with stakeholders and staff.
The IFC/CDC/FIT Ghana Certified Business
Development and Management Consultant/Facilitator for Institutional Capacity
Building and HR Development for MSME Owners/Managers under the Ahafo Linkages
Program of Newmont Gold Ghana Limited.
He has facilitated training
programmes in various subjects including: democracy, basic civic rights, leadership,
community mobilization, gender perspective, social accountability, lobbying and
advocacy, decentralization and the workings of the local government system of
Ghana. Others are leadership, conflict management, marketing strategies, product/service
costing and pricing, total quality management, financial management, contract
tendering and bidding procedures as well as entrepreneurship.
ABOUT OUR RESEARCH
Our research is to examine the effects of application of GPS/GIS among women vegetable farmers in Shama the Western Region of Ghana.
The research will run a test case of GPS/GIS use among 150 women vegetable farmers and try to establish whether indeed productivity has increased or reduced during the research duration, it is our hope that knowledge achieve will be disseminated among various stakeholders in development for further action planning.