Nana Boakye-Yiadom Project Lead/Co-Founder 2016 Mandela Washington Fellow Nana Boakye-Yiadom has about 10 years experience in journalism. He is also a communications consultant the Deputy Director of News Programming at Citi 97.3 FM, the number one English speaking radio station in Ghana. He is the Ghana correspondent for the New York Times, Radio France International (RFI English Service) and the Agence-France-Presse (AFP). In 2013, he won an African competition, the African Story Challenge, emerging from of over 300 African journalists. He also won a Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) Award in 2014. Boakye-Yiadom is the founder of IJourno Africa, a not–for-profit organization, sharing his journalism experience and training student journalists in data journalism – to tell developmental stories. He is a Mandela Washington Fellow who studied Civic Leadership at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA. He has recently been selected for the prestigious Chevening Scholarship to pursue his masters degree in International Public Relations and Global Communications Management at Cardiff University in the UK. Gideon Sarpong (G. K. Sarpong) Director, Policy and News Content/Co-Founder Gideon Sarpong (G. K. Sarpong) is a media practitioner with over six years experience in data, investigative and policy journalism as well as content development and management. Gideon is currently Director of Policy and News Content at iWatch Africa. He is also the Brands and Communication Manager for AE Media in Ghana. Gideon is an e-commerce consultant for Department of Geography & Regional Planning and Department of Religion & Human Values at the University of Cape Coast. He is a columnist for several local and international news portals and has authored over eight publications. Gideon is a fellow of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), Thomson Reuters Foundation (Wealth of Nations Program), Commonwealth Youth Program (DYLP) and Bloomberg Data for Health Program. Gideon holds a degree in economics from the University of Cape Coast and PgD in Policy Journalism and Media Studies from the University of Zambia. He is a firm believer in the use of data journalism and technology for development and is committed to promoting transparency and accountability in Africa. Philip Kwasi Banini Director, Research and Communication/Co-Founder Philip Kwasi Banini is the Contract Manager of Movelle Realities and Logistics (MRL) Limited, a Supply Management Company in Tema. Till his appointment as a Contract Manager, Banini was the Project Administrator of the Strategic Partnership for Higher Education Innovation and Reform (SPHEIR) Project, an UKaid project to Improve Competitiveness of Graduates in the ten Polytechnics and Technical Universities in Ghana to boast National Development. He worked as a Research Assistant and IT Administrator in the University of Ghana. Banini is an Alumnus and a Fellow of President Barrack Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (Entrepreneurship) having participated and completed the Emerging Leaders training in Lagos, Nigeria. Banini holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Earth Sciences from the University of Ghana and is committed to promoting transparency and accountability using data journalism and the power of the new media. He is a Social Entrepreneur, Development Analyst and a Youth Activist, and founder of Ghana Community Development Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that seeks to improve the quality of education in rural communities in Ghana. Moro Seidu Director, Monitoring and Evaluation/Co-Founder Moro Seidu is a strategic and logical thinker with outstanding cross-cultural skills developed through local and overseas study and travel. He has over 10 years’ experience in local community development as a teacher, researcher, sports analyst, mess manager and microfinance expert. He has contributed significantly to youth development and capacity building specifically on collaboration planning, peer learning, conflict resolution, team building, networking opportunities, leadership development, academic assistance, financial, project, and meeting management in his local and international community. Mr. Seidu is an alumnus of US Government, Young African Leaders Initiative (Public Policy management); Cohort 1 of ASCON, Lagos, Nigeria. Moro is an Agricultural Economist and currently a Development and Research Consultant for AIMS Agricultural Development and Research Consultancy, where he focuses on project management, budgeting techniques, business plan development, research design, data management and analysis, policy discussion, climate change, food security, investment and marketing opportunities for farmers. Moro has authored many scientific publications in both local and international journals. He has also reviewed many academic works in the field of banking, finance, agricultural development and economics about various crops and livestock productions, marketing, trade liberalization, gender issues and climate change. His main interests are policy analysis, finance, production economics, project management, applied statistics and econometrics, supply chain management, and climate change issues in agriculture. Henry Kyeremeh Director, Economic and Finance/Co-Founder Henry Kyeremeh is a Ghanaian, a writer, a business development consultant and an Economist. Over the past 15 years, Henry worked in a wide variety of professional capacities in both private and public sector of Ghana. He earned a Master degree in Public Policy in the year 2009 from the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Japan. Henry had his undergraduate education at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana where he majored in Economics. He is a fellow of the Mandela Washington Fellowship Program (MWFP)-2016 cohort, a flagship program by President Obama for young African leaders. Henry is married with a beautiful daughter. Justice Kumordzi Program Coordinator/Co-Founder Justice is a public servant by profession, currently working with the National Disaster Management Organization and a youth activist/entrepreneur by passion. He is a Fellow of former US president Barrack Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) having participated and completed the emerging leaders training in Lagos, Nigeria in 2016. He is the Executive Director of Afro American Development Association Ghana, a nonprofit organization committed to providing the youth in Ghana, ICT education. His dream is to empower African youths to strive for excellence and unearth the next generation of African entrepreneurs to create wealth by finding solutions to the challenges confronting the continent.