Nana Boakye-Yiadom

Nana Boakye-Yiadom

Team 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.

Nana is a Chevening Scholar with a masters degree in International Public Relations and Global Communications Management from Cardiff University in the UK.

Boakye-Yiadom has also in the past worked as an Africa Communications Specialist for UK-based international PR firm Hyderus and as the Corporate Communications Manager at Guinness Ghana. He is currently the Senior Communications CoordinatorAfrica50 Infrastructure Investment.

Gideon Sarpong

Gideon Sarpong

Fmr. Head of Policy and News / Co-Founder

Gideon Sarpong is a policy analyst and media practitioner with a decade of experience in policy, data and investigative journalism. Gideon is a co-founder of iWatch Africa and the Ghana Hub Lead of Sustainable Ocean Alliance.

He is an alumnus of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the Commonwealth Youth Program, Free Press Unlimited, and the Bloomberg Data for Health Initiative.

Gideon was a 2020/21 Policy Leader Fellow at the European University Institute, School of Transnational Governance in Florence, Italy and a 2021/22 Visiting Scholar and Reuters Fellow at the University of Oxford, UK.

He was also a 2020/21 Open Internet for Democracy Leader at the Center for International Media Assistance and the National Democratic Institute in Washington, DC and was selected by the Thomson Reuters Foundation/Trust Conference as 2022 Changemaker.


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, ( 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.

Justice Kumordzi

Justice Kumordzi

Director of Programs/Co-Founder

A 2019 fellow of Star Ghana Foundation’s leadership development program, Justice Kumordzi has a decade experience in administration, logistics and event planning having worked in the financial and energy sector. He is a Zonal Director of the National Disaster Management Organization in Ashaiman and the Director of Programs at iWatch Africa, an NGO he co-founded.

Justice is a 2010 product of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Studies. He also possesses a Certificate in Development Communication from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa and is due to graduate in November 2021 from the University of Ghana with a Masters in International Affairs.

He is an alumnus of US State Department sponsored Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Emerging Leaders program held in Nigeria in 2016 with a focus on Business and Entrepreneurship. He is also the Greater Accra Regional Coordinator of the YALI Ghana Alumni Chapter.

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