Nana Boakye-Yiadom

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)

Gideon Sarpong (G. K. Sarpong)

Director, Policy and News Content/Co-Founder

Gideon Sarpong is a policy analyst and media practitioner with over eight years of experience in policy, data and investigative journalism. Gideon is currently the Policy and News Director at iWatch Africa. His major role includes developing news strategy for correspondents across Ghana, as well as designing strategic project and policy focus for the organisation.

He is an author; a fellow of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), Thomson Reuters Foundation, Commonwealth Youth Program ,Free Press Unlimited and Bloomberg Data for Health Initiative. Gideon holds a degree in economics from the University of Cape Coast, a PgD in Fiscal Policy for financing sustainable development from the African Institute for Economic Development and Planning, in South Africa and a PgD in Policy Journalism and Media Studies from the University of Zambia.

He is the country president of Sustainable Ocean Alliance Ghana Hub. Gideon is a Policy Leader Fellow at the European University Institute, School of Trans-national Governance in Florence and 2020/21 Open Internet for Democracy Leader.

Philip Kwasi Banini

Philip Kwasi Banini

Research and Advocacy Director/Co-Founder

Philip Kwasi Banini is a co-founder of iWatch Africa; a non-governmental organization and a Policy Think-Tank aimed at shaping the national and regional discourse, deepening transparency, accountability and citizen participation in the governance process in Africa. He also doubles as the Research and Advocacy Director for iWatch Africa providing strategic research and advocacy leadership within the organization.

He has previously worked with a number of public and private organizations. Formerly the Contract Manager at Movelle Realities and Logistics Limited, the Project Administrator of the Strategic Partnership for Higher Education Innovation and Reform (SPHEIR) Project (a UKaid project to Improve Competitiveness of Graduates in the 10 Polytechnics and Technical Universities in Ghana to boost National Development), a Business Development Manager of Potters Hollow Company Limited and a Research Assistant and I.T Administrator at the University of Ghana, Philip Kwasi Banini has been pivotal in utilizing his skills and expertise to meet and exceed set organizational goals.

Globally, he has worked as the Associate Content Creator of THE WAY AHEAD Magazine, an international publication of the Society of Petroleum Engineers written by and for young professionals in the upstream oil and gas industry. He currently serves as the Content Creator of THE WAY AHEAD Magazine, (https://www.spe.org/en/twa/twa-editorial-board/). He is also a speaker and a fellow of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), African Change-makers Fellowship and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Global Startup Lab.

Philip Kwasi Banini holds a Master of Science Degree in Petroleum Geoscience, specializing in Source Rock Evaluation and Hydrocarbon Potential of Wells and also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Earth Sciences from the University of Ghana, Legon.

He is a trained Geologist/Geoscientist and an Energy Consultant by Profession.

Moro Seidu

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

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

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.

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