Kofi Agbogah is the Director and has 30 years of experience working in fisheries, environmental and coastal management; with experiences covering research and development, extension, consultancy, teaching and management. In the last ten years, he has been instrumental in the implementation of the USAID Coastal and Fisheries support projects Ghana led by the Coastal Resources Centre of the University of Rhode Island, USA, He has served in the positions of Deputy Chief of Party and Chief of Party and the Fisheries Advisor to the USAID Sustainable Fisheries Management Project.
Kofi has directed high level technical teams to research and provide advice on fisheries and coastal governance issues in Ghana and working closely with government, fisheries industry, traditional authorities, private sector and other stakeholder institutions.
He holds an MSc degree in Environmental Science and Technology from UNESCO-IHE, Delft/The Netherlands and a BSc from the University of Ghana.
Stephen Kankam is the Deputy Director and responsible for project development, strategic planning and programmes management.
He is a Ph.D. candidate at the Institute for Geosciences and Geography of the Martin Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg, Germany, where his research is focused on mapping, assessing and modeling land use impacts on ecosystem services in the coastal landscapes of southwestern Ghana.
Robert Allou has over 15 years working experience in financial administration and management within the Foreign Services & NGO arena. For 5 years, he served as a volunteer with the American Peace Corps in Abidjan, Ivory Coast and worked 10 years with SNV/ Netherlands Development Organization as Project Administrator in charge of finance and administration.
Robert is currently the Finance and Administration Manager for Hɛn Mpoano. He holds an MSc in Fisheries Economics and BSc in Accounting.
Balertey Gormey is a Senior Programmes Officer responsible for the assessment and design of livelihood initiatives, organizational development programmes and building staff core competencies around the different programme areas.
He has a Master’s Degree in African Studies (development option) with additional qualifications in micro-finance, micro-enterprises development, project analysis and management as well as forest management certification systems.
Cephas Asare is Programme Officer responsible for fisheries, communications and advocacy campaigns. He has experience in small-scale fisheries management planning, data analysis, marine spatial management, environmental impact assessment, environmental management and coastal biodiversity conservation.
He has a BSc. Degree in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences from University of Cape Coast, Ghana and an MSc. Degree in Ecology and Conservation from University of Aberdeen, UK.
Daniel Nii Doku Nortey
Daniel Doku Nii Nortey is a Programme Officer in charge of landscapes and livelihood initiatives. He has expertise in ecological assessments, mangrove restoration and green enterprise development.
Daniel is currently a PhD candidate at the African Centre of Excellence in Coastal Resilience (ACECoR) at the University of Cape Coast where his research is focused on assessing the status of mangrove resources and drivers of their degradation in Ghana.
Justice Camillus Mensah
Justice Camillus Mensah is a Programme Officer responsible for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) officer. He possesses a wealth of experience in applications of GIS/remote sensing in natural resources management. He is a certified UAV pilot.
He holds an MSc. degree in Environmental Science and Management (remote sensing and spatial analysis) from the University of Rhode Island, USA.
Adiza Ama Owusu
Adiza Ama Owusu Aduomih is the Programme Officer responsible for gender. She has expertise in gender analysis/assessment, gender strategy development, integration of population, health issues in natural resources management as well as management of Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLA).
She holds an MSc. degree in Environmental Science and Management (wetland, watershed and ecosystem science) from the University of Rhode Island, USA.
Jemimah Fredricka Eminsang
Jemimah Fredericka Eminsang is a Project Manager responsible for overseeing the planning, coordination and Monitoring of the Securing Child’s Right in the Fisheries Sector Project. She has expertise in project management and leadership in Child’s Rights and Development.
She holds a Masters of Art degree in Development Studies from the Institute of Statistical Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana.
Alex Owusu Amoakoh
Alex Owusu Amoakoh is a Field Officer supporting livelihoods and coastal governance activities. He has expertise in resource governance and ecological research.
He is currently a PhD candidate at Edge Hill University, UK
Maria Esi Acquah
Maria Esi Acquah is a Field Officer supporting gender programmes and training activities. She has experience in integrating population and health into environment programmes. Maria also facilitates the establishment of Village savings and loan associations that help improve rural livelihoods.
She holds a BSc degree in Environmental Science from the University of Cape Coast.
Emmanuel Obeng Dekyi
Emmanuel Obeng Dekyi is a Field Officer. He has experience in capacity building of local community and resource management, conflict resolution and co-management of fisheries resources. He is currently focused on building the capacity of resource users within the Ada Clam Fisheries to co-manage the clam resources and resolve conflicts.
He is a BSc. Degree in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences from the University of Cape Coast.
Samuel-Richard Bogobley is a Field Officer. His experience covers co-management planning, use of modern software applications in data collection and analysis, design and production of Information Education and Communication (IEC) materials. He is currently assisting clam fishers and farmers in Ada to develop a fisheries management plan based on GIS information collected using Open Tenure and ecological data submitted by fishers electronically.
He has a BSc. Degree in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences from the University of Cape Coast.
Caroline Hammond is an Administrative Assistant in charge of events management and related logistics. She is also responsible for some financial tasks. She is knowledgeable in USAID and EU financial and administration protocols.
Caroline has a background in business administration.
Alex Mensah is an Accounts Officer supporting financial management and reporting. He knowledge in International Financial Reporting practices and Taxation Laws of Ghana as well as USAID and EU rules and regulations pertaining to grant management. He is skilled in the use of QuickBooks, Sage and Tally ERP 9 Accounting Software.
He holds Bachelor of Technology degree in Accounting with computing from Kumasi Technical University, Ghana.
Francisca Aba Prah
Francisca Aba Prah is an Accounts Officer responsible for general accounting duties. She is skilled in the use of accounting software such as QuickBooks, Sage and Tally.
She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Computing from Kumasi Technical University, Ghana.
Ali Issah is the Logistics officer with a lot of experience in events management. He also doubles as a Transport Officer with 24 years of experience in driving. Ali has also acquired a lot of skills in Photography, Videography and editing over the years.
Hɛn Mpoano (Our Coast) is a legally registered Ghanaian Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)