Daniel Abu and Odjobi Kwakye, Ghana

 


                                                        
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 market access.

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.
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kofi daniel,
Jun 7, 2013, 4:05 AM
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