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We have an excellent team of competent and committed staff, partners and experts working diligently to achieve the mission and vision of the organization. We deliver the best results to meet the expectation of our clients and donors. The strength of our expertise is derived from the varied academic and business backgrounds of our staff and partners. We practice what we preach and therefore we can assure our clients of quality service. Our areas of expertise include but not limited to Local economic development; Climate change & sustainable development; Ethics in management; Public sector management; Public financial management; Monitoring & evaluation; Gender & development; Rural development & agricultural productivity; Alternative livelihoods; Social protection & poverty reduction; Geo-location and geographical information systems.

The Team Members Include:

1. Professor Justice Nyigmah Bawole
Justice Nyigmah Bawole is an Associate Professor of Public Administration and Management at the Department of Public Administration and Health Services Management, University of Ghana Business School, Legon. He is the Dean of University of Ghana Business School. He obtained his PhD in Development Policy and Management from the Global Development Institute, University of Manchester, UK. He also holds a Master of Philosophy in Public Administration, Bachelor of Science in Administration (Public Administration) and Diploma in Public Administration degrees from the University of Ghana Business School. He has many years of extensive experience from diverse consultancy backgrounds. He has led, chaired and co-chaired high-level consulting assignments, workshops, technical committees and platforms. In addition, he has consulted for a number of local and International organisations such as KFW, State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) of Switzerland in Accra, OXFAM, UNDP, UNEP, UK Chamber of Commerce in Ghana, Ghana’s Ministry of Finance, Ghana’s Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, the Inter-Ministerial Coordinating Committee on Decentralisation and many others. He co-chaired the Technical Committee that developed the National Public Sector Reform Strategy (2018-2023). He led two teams to develop a Medium-Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Performance Assessment Framework (PAF) for Sector Wide Approach (SWAp) to Decentralisation in 2017. He also led the design of Joint Programming Development Strategy for OXFAM America and OXFAM UK. His areas of expertise are in: Public Sector Management –Public Service Ethics, Public Sector reforms, Public Service Motivation, performance management and public sector financial management, Climate Change and Sustainable Development, Local economic and sustainable development and State-third sector relations. Within the field of evaluations and public sector management, Prof Bawole has enormous experiences key among them being: Baseline Study in Ghana for the Green Finance/Economy project, Development of a Medium-Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF), Development of Performance Assessment Framework (PAF) For Sector Wide Approach (SWAp) To Decentralisation, Public Administration and Public Finance Expert, Development of Sectoral MRV Systems and Establishment of a Centralized MRV Process for Reporting Structures for National 4 Communication & Biennial Reports for UNFCCC, Development of Climate Finance Measuring, Reporting And Verification (MRV) System, Capacity Building on Performance Management for Public Sector Agencies in Ghana, Review of the Implementation of Decentralisation for 2015-2017 and many others.

2. Dr. Albert Ahenkan
Dr. Albert Ahenkan is a Sustainable Development and Public Administration Expert. He is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Public Administration, University of Ghana Business School and a Coordinator of the Centre for Climate Change and Sustainability Studies (C3SS). He obtained his PhD from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium in 2011. His areas of expertise include sustainable development, environmental management and impact assessments, environmental and social risks management, climate change finance, green economy, public administration, public policy, PPPs, and project management. He teaches both undergraduate and graduate level courses including sustainable development, environmental management, financing climate change, climate change policies and legal frameworks. His professional experience spans across the NGOs and Academia. Dr. Ahenkan has consulted for a number of organizations including Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology (MEST), World Bank, UNDP, GIZ, IFAD, UNEP, FAO, CIDA, EPA, NEPAD etc. He was the World Bank local consultant for the development of Ghana’s Multi-Sectoral investment framework for Climate and Disaster Risk Management. Dr. Ahenkan was IFAD’s National Consultant for the development of Country’s Social Environment and Climate Assessment Procedures (SECAP) for Ghana Country Strategic and Opportunities Program (COSOP). He was actively involvement in the development of Ghana NAMAs Investor Guide, Climate Change finance tracking tools, Ghana Green Finance Study. He also led the development of Climate Change Project Prioritisation Tool and Guideline, and National Designated Authority (NDA) Operational Manual for Green Climate Funds for Ministry of Finance, and Manual for mainstreaming SDGs into the Development Plans of the MMDAs. Dr. Ahenkan has published over 40 Articles and book chapters in international peer review journals and books. He has initiated and managed a good number of development projects on MDGs, sustainable development, green economy, climate change, forest resources creation, water and sanitation in Ghana. He has over the years participated and presented a number of papers in international conferences. He was a regular participant of the European Development Days in Brussels, Belgium in between 2009-2011 and a visiting Professor to Yale University in US in 2019.

3. Dr. James Kwame Mensah
Dr. James Kwame Mensah is a Lecturer in Department of Public Administration and Health Services Management, University of Ghana Business School, Legon and holds PhD in Development Administration, MPhil in Public Administration and BA in Sociology with Political Science. His PhD research focused on improving the performance of public sector employees by adopting talent management systems and strategies. For the public sector to be efficient, it is imperative to acquire, manage, motivate and retain talented employees with 5 cutting-edge and complex problem-solving skills who can work smarter, not harder with innovations to sustain improvement in the delivery of public services. Dr. Mensah’s research focuses on improving the performance of public sector employees and the development of local economies to improve the quality of life for all residents in local and rural communities. Dr. Mensah is also researching in the area of urban informality in its multiple dimensions ― economy, informal settlements, livelihood, among others. His research publications have appeared in top tier journals. Dr. Mensah has consulted for several organisations including Commonwealth Local Government Forum, Accra Metropolitan Assembly, 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation, UNDP, Dalberg Global Development Advisors, and Share Power Ventures.

4. Dr. Issah Musah Justice Surugu
Justice is a political ecologist with experience in pro-poor climate change governance and international diplomacy, spanning over 7 years. His professional and research interest covers issues of climate change and natural resources governance, loss and damage, climate finance and poverty reduction. He is widely published in international peer reviewed journals on issues of climate change governance. Currently, Justice is undertaking a joint research fellowship at both the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat and the United Nations University all located in Bonn, Germany. His diligence and quest to unravel the pertinent issues surrounding Climate change has won him numerous outstanding research funding for his research, including, inter-alai, Alexandra von Humboldt, European Union-Carribu Mobility, and Adaptation Finance Fellowship. Under the chancellorship of the late Kofi Annan (former UN Secretary General) at the University of Ghana (2014-2015), he served a one year term as a member of University of Ghana Council. As a transformational leader, his leadership ethos is underpinned by the liberal doctrine as well as the African concept of “Ubuntu”. At the moment, Justice is a member of the American Society for Public Administration and also a certified adaptation finance expert from the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management. Armed with a PhD in Public Policy, MSc in Sustainable Development and BSc in Public Administration coupled with the experiences being garnered at the international level, he hopes to contribute to leading edge research on policy making, development management, pro-poor policy implementation, and local governance and poverty reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa. Other skill set: • Capacity for autonomy and initiative taking • Intellectual curiosity and academic rigor • Political and diplomatic mind set • Ability to learn and be led, mobilize resource and strike partnerships • Excellent writing and communication skills • Media communication skills especially on issues of climate change geopolitics • Project management skills