GASIP’s goal is to contribute to sustainable poverty reduction in rural areas of Ghana and its dev...
Alabira IBRAHIM, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist and development worker, is responsible for GASIP’s M&E system. He has over 15 years of experience in planning, designing, and implementing M&E systems for agricultural development projects.
His work experience include working with Feed the Future USAID-Ghana Agriculture Policy Project, implemented by Chemonics International Inc. USA; the Expanding Climate Change Resilience in Northern Ghana project, implemented by Global Communities; the Millennium Challenge Account, Ghana Program (Compact 1) – Commercial Development of Farmer-based Organizations, implemented by the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA).
Alabira has also worked in the public sector at the Ministry Local Government & Rural Development and at the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) to monitor the implementation of the Ghana Poverty Reduction Strategy.
Alabira has knowledge of rural development issues related to development of crop value chains and farmer-based organizations, private sector agribusinesses, decentralization, and participation of civil society organizations in the policy formulation process. Alabira studied Mathematics at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, and at the University of Bristol, UK.
Mr Adu-Boahen is a professional young man with seven years project working experience with strong track-record of delivery performance and very knowledgeable in donor funded projects and programmes under IFAD, EU, GEF and OFID having risen through the ranks in the IFAD Projects as Programme Accounts Assistant in 2010.
He is the Senior Accounts Officer for the GEF-ProVACCA project and the Ghana Agricultural Sector Investment Programme.
He hold a Master of Business Administration degree with specialization in Finance from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, and a Bachelor of Art degree in Social Science from the University of Cape Coast. He has good working knowledge in IScala accounting software.
Mr. Stephen Debre is an agricultural business development expert with core competence in project management, agricultural value chain development and promotion, business advisory services, commodity exchange and warehouse receipt systems design, investment promotion and facilitation, matching grants management, e-agriculture and de-risking schemes, policy and cooperation management. He has worked in the banana, cassava, cocoa, cashew, rice, maize and soya industries.
Stephen has skills, knowledge and over 12 years of experience in managing the financial, workplans, budgeting and reporting systems of projects and programmes funded by the German International Cooperation (GIZ), Netherlands Development Organization (SNV), the World Bank and the USAID. He also had experience in social and environmental safeguards, procurement procedures, and regulations of the World Bank, GIZ, EU and Government of Ghana including drafting of request for proposals, terms of reference and service contracts and supervision of technical staff.
In addition, he also provides business intelligence information for management decision making and possess skills in scenario planning, budgeting, data mining and forecasting techniques.
Stephen is a co-founder of the Ghana Agribusiness Centre, a platform created to support investment in the agribusiness sector of Ghana. He is involved in proposals development and business linkages, preparation of strategic business plans and feasibility reports, training and facilitation of events.
Dr. Edmund Kyei Akoto-Danso is the Manager for the Climate Change Resilience subcomponent the programme. He is responsible for mainstreaming climate change adaptation into the project’s value chain interventions to ensure sustainable production systems, and also improve the resilience of smallholders against the negative impacts of changing climatic conditions.
Edmund holds a PhD in Agricultural Sciences (Dr. agr.) from the University of Kassel, Germany; an MPhil in Environmental Science, and a BSc in Natural Resources Management. He has over ten years of experience in active applied research for development in urban and rural agriculture with theoretical and practical expertise in crops, soil and water quality assessment and management as well as system modeling. His PhD research focused on (i) nutrient fluxes in urban vegetable production and (ii) virtual water fluxes in food trade along selected West African cities.
Prior to his PhD, Edmund have had a good exposure, and working experience as a researcher with the International Water Management Institute in charge of project administration, coordination and engagement with project stakeholders. He was much involved in assessing environmental contamination, urban water balance modeling under varying scenarios, stakeholder facilitation around climate change and agricultural water management.
Dr. Akoto-Danso is an excellent team player and has worked successfully with both national and international partners as well as stakeholders from the public sector in different countries. He also has a very good analytical and writing skill and has published a number of manuscripts in high impact factor journals.
Mohammed Sumaila is the Agribusiness and Value Chain Officer, Northern Zone, Ghana Agricultural Sector Investment Programme
Development practitioner, with over 10 years of experience in project management covering agricultural value chain development, farmer-based organization (FBO) development, Agricultural production, finance and marketing, for smallholder farmers in Ghana.
Currently, consulting as the Agribusiness and Value Chain Officer for the Ghana Agricultural Sector Investment Programme in Northern Ghana.
Served as Programme Specialist for Trade and Marketing for the USAID ADVANCE Project in Ghana with the responsibility for Institutional Trade Facilitation, Market linkages for smallholder farmers and Private Sector Development
Previously served as Operations Manager of Savanna Farmers Marketing Company Limited, Market Access Coordinator for ACDEP, Farmers in Agricultural Production and Marketing Project
Worked extensively on maize, rice, soybeans and cotton commodities value chains in Ghana.
Holds a Master of Science Degree in Agricultural Economics from University for Development Studies and BSc. Degree in Agriculture from University of Cape Coast in Ghana
Kwadwo Gyamera-Antwi is a dynamic project management professional, responsible for delivering GASIP’s Procurement portfolio at the Project Coordinating Unit. He has extensive knowledge and over 15 years’ experience in Public Procurement and Contract Administration.
Prior to joining GASIP, Kwadwo worked for the Ghana Cocoa Board and COTVET gaining broad experience in a number of different roles including Senior Quantity Surveyor, Contract Manager and Project Manager etc. He has worked with several Donor Partners including the World Bank and DANIDA on GSTP (USD 50 million),
African Development Bank on DSIP (USD 70 million) etc.
Kwadwo holds a BSc in Building Technology from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and an MBA Strategic and Project Management from Paris Graduate School of Management.
He also holds World Bank Certification in Procurement Processes from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration.He’s been a chartered member of the Ghana Institution of Surveyor since 2008, and Certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
Ign. Chelteau Barajei: Holds a BSc degree in Civil Engineering (2004) and master’s degree in Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation (2007) both from the Civil Engineering Department of Kwame University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana.
He also holds Master’s in Business Administration (Strategic Management, 2018) from Valley View University, Ghana. To keep abreast with the latest global project management and infrastructural developments, trends and strategies, Chelteau registered to become corporate member of Ghana Institution of Engineers (2010), a Project Management Professional (PMP) credential holder (2010) from Project Management Institute (PMI), USA and a member of Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council, Geneva (2012).
Chelteau has fifteen (15) years progressive work experience in development work across the road, water and sanitation and agricultural sectors both at the national, regional and district levels working with Ghana Highway Authority, Community Water Sanitation Agency and now GASIP.
Mr. Yussif Alabira Abubakari has eight years’ experience in project management, community development and policy advocacy. He has worked with decentralized governmental bodies at district and regional levels, local implementing partner organizations, Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLAs) and farmer groups in many rural areas in Northern Ghana to improve livelihoods of people.
He has proven experience in application of Value Chain Development Approach, community mobilization, formation and development of farmer groups as well as facilitating and moderating trainings and workshops.
His professional exploits has been with reputable organizations such as CARE International, Tuma Kavi Development Association and Edikanfo Progressive Foundation.
Mr. Yussif Alabira Abubakari holds Mphil in Agriculture economics from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and BSc in Agriculture Technology from University for Development Studies.
Dr. Hussein Salia is the Finance Manager for the Ghana Agricultural Sector Investment Programme (GASIP). He is a Chartered Accountant, PFM consultant, Chartered Tax Expert and with a PhD in Accounting. He is a member of the following professional bodies: Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana), Chartered Institute of Taxation (Ghana), Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA), the Liberian Institute of Certified Public Accountants, South Africa Institute of Tax Practitioners, and Institute of Internal Auditors (Ghana).
Dr. Salia has over 18 years of working experience in finance, accounting, auditing, taxation and business advisory services. He has worked in various capacities both locally and internationally. He has over eleven years of extensive experience in project financial management. He has provided project financial management services for various donor funded projects including the World Bank, the European Union, UNDP, USAID, African Capacity Building Foundation Project (ACBF), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Millennium Challenge Corporation, African Development Bank, Swedish International Development Agency, FUNTIA SOROS, and DFID.
Dr. Salia has also served as a University Accountant and Finance Officer in the past. He is a lecturer (locally and internationally), academic publisher and a regular peer reviewer for six International Journals. He a is a Partner of Massim Consult, a Consulting firm that provides consulting & business advisory services, audit and assurance services, research services and training services.
Letitia S. Apam is the GASIP Value Chain Officer on the Value Chain Development component. She is stationed in Southern Belt Zonal Office of GASIP at Dodowa in the Eastern Region. Leticia is a value chain and financial inclusion advisor, home economist, educationist, and development planner by training and experience. She holds an MSc. in Development Policy and Economic Planning; B.Ed. in Home Economics, and certificates in Community Micro Finance Management, and Value Chain Financing.
Leticia has a wealth of experience in development work, focusing on market systems that supports the vulnerable in society.
She has implemented and managed multi-faceted agricultural entrepreneurship programs. She has also participated in the implementation of value chain projects focused on dawadawa, tamarind, shea, moringa, and soybean. Extensive experience in program design, implementation and monitoring of community managed microfinance projects, proposal development and fund raising.
Catherine Koblah has sixteen (16) years’ experience as a secretary, haven worked on a number of Donor Funded Projects including European Union (EU), World Bank and Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). She gather these experiences from the Policy Planning Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate (PPMED) of MOFA, she also had the opportunity to be the secretary to a Hon. Minister, a Chief Director and six National Directors of MOFA during this years.
Catherine Koblah holds a first Degree in Business Administration (Management) from Zenith University College, a Private Secretary Certificate from NACVET. Certificate in Customer Care from Civil Service Training Centre. Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation from Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). ICT training on Ms. Word, Ms. Excel and Ms. Power point and the use of the internet from Atlantic Computer Training Institute, Accra. and Advance ICT training from Civil Service Training Centre.