Experts

Dr. Eric Asiedu Twum

Dr. Eric Asiedu Twum is the Chief Executive Officer of the Institute of Green Growth Solutions-a policy think tank which champions Green Growth policies including Climate Change. He is also a Lecturer at the Department of Environment and Development, Central University College (CUC). He has over ten years experience in business, research and academia.

Dr. Eric Twum completed his PhD in Politics with emphasis on Environmental and Public Policy at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom. He specialized in comparative development, political and environmental policies in developing and developed countries. In addition, he has an MSc in Environmental and Resources Management from Brandenburgshe Technische Universitat Cottbus, Germany after obtaining a BSc in Renewable Natural Resources Management. Dr. Eric Asiedu Twum also has a certificate in Health and Safety at the Workplace from the Chartered Institute of Health, United Kingdom.

He is a strong advocate of sustainable development and lectures in Framework for Environmental Management, Environmental Policy Development and Corporate Sustainability Management with emphasis on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Environmental Law at CUC. He previously worked with the Environmental Protection Agency as Assistant Programmes Officer working on climate change, mining, environmental impact assessment, evaluation of applications for environmental permits and licensing as well as site investigation. Eric has also worked in the Waste Management and Recycling division of the London Borough of Waltham Forest where he was involved in research, education and promotion of waste management and recycling.

He is knowledgeable in business management with expertise in Auditing and Assurance, Business Law and Financial Accounting from the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants. Dr. Eric Twum is an Advisory Board Member for The Simsons Foundation and a member of Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA).

Dr. Eric Twum's work has been published in peer reviewed journals in the area of environmental assurance, environmental financial assurance policy, policy analysis, corporate social responsibility.

Ms Sylvia Owusua Yirenkyi

Ms. Sylvia Owusua Yirenkyi is a Director of Programmess at the Institute of Green Growth Solutions (IGGS) - a policy think tank which champions Green Growth policies including Climate Change. Sylvia is a graduate from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana with BSc (Hons) in Natural Resources Management.She holds other certificates in Youth Leadership and campaign organisation from the Commonwealth and 350.org respectively.

She has four years of experience in sustainable environmental management, policy analysis, project management including implementation, youth and gender advocacy and movement building with work experience at national and international levels (NGOs, UN and governmental institutions). She is responsible for carrying out appraisal, monitoring and evaluation on projects with a specific focus on natural resources including forestry and land and water management. Sylvia has worked with the UN FAO as a natural resources consultant to the youth division, YUNGA - where she contributed to the development and distribution of youth manuals on climate change, environment, forest, food security among others. She was also involved in the preparation of junior farmer field manual to train youth on various agricultural practices as a way to support their livelihood.

Sylvia has also served as a consultant for GIZ on the preparation of Ghana's Biannual Update Report (BUR) for climate change and researched for other international organisations. As a project coordinator at HATOF foundation, she developed climate change awareness materials for community local and was involved in the review of Ghana's Forest and Wildlife Policy. She also worked in the area of project management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

Sylvia has participated in both local and international conferences and workshops including the 4th Annual Civil Society Review of the Natural Resources and Environment Sector in Ghana and an Expert Workshop on NAMAs: National Mitigation Planning and Implementation in Agriculture by FAO in Rome-Italy. She has facilitated workshops on capacity building in the area of Climate change and Article 6 of the UNFCCC at the Conference of Youth in Warsaw, Poland and was a major speaker on the "Young and Future Generations Day" celebration at the just ended UN climate change conference in Warsaw, Poland late 2013 where she spoke on behalf of the youth from the global south. Her work has been published in journals in the area of climate-smart agriculture and training module in seed bank creation.

Sylvia is a member of various environmental organisations. She is a Board member for Earth Child Institute Ghana, the Ghana Focal Point for Zero Carbon Africa (ZCA), Secretary for Coalition of Youth Development Organizations in Ghana (COYDOG) and the Project Co-ordinator for Scouting Netherlands and Ghana Girl Guides Partnership.

Dr. Edward Kweku Nunoo

Dr. Edward Kweku Nunoo is an expert in environmental management (major in socio-economics aspects) and climate change; and a policy analyst who hails from Komenda in the Central Region of Ghana. Dr. Nunoo currently lectures in research methods, resource evaluation and management, integrated water resource management, land-use policy & analysis and environmental auditing at Central University of Ghana.

He has a PhD in Environmental Science (Sustainable forest management) and MSc in Environmental and Resource management (Environmental management systems) from the Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU) in Germany. He also holds a Certificate in Hydro-Europe (Water resources management) from BTU and Nice University France as well as BA and Diploma from the University of Cape Coast. This has given him a seasoned blend of African-European professional experience.

Prior to lecturing, Dr Nunoo worked for six years on projects with Brandenburg University of Technology as an Environmental and Climate change expert (socio-economic). Some of his projects include: Prospects of avoided deforestation as a post Kyoto Instrument in mitigating climate change; River basin flood assessment (Vaar Rice- France) and Sustainable forest management in high forest zone of Ghana.

Edward K. Nunoo has a plethora of research works and interests in sustainable forest management, climate change mitigation strategies, land-use policy & analysis, environmental impact assessments, environmental management systems, sustainable tourism and river basin management.

Dr. Seth Nii-Annang

Dr. Seth Nii-Annang is an environmental and resource management as well as agricultural science expert. He holds a PhD in Soil Microbial Ecology and Biochemistry from the Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus, Germany and an MSc. in Environmental and Resource Management also from the Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus, Germany. He also holds a first degree in Agricultural Science from the University of Ghana.

Prior to joining the team at IGGS, Dr. Seth was a researcher and has twenty five (25) publications in peer review journals. Some of his research includes soil protection and recultivation at the Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus, Germany, conservation agriculture, remediation techniques etc.

Mr. Frank Agyei-Twum

Mr. Frank Agyei-Twum is an editor of Adomonline.com, home of all the content generated on the Twi platforms in the Multimedia Group Adom FM, Asempa FM, Nhyira FM (Kumasi) and Adom TV (on Multi TV) as well as the other platforms across the country.

He holds a BSc (Hons) in Tourism from the University of Cape Coast and Certificate in Effective Supervisory Skills from Michael Stephens Consult, Accra. His work experience includes being the Associate Producer of award winning Dwaso Nsem Morning show on Adom 106.3 FM and head of Religious Programming at Adom and Asempa FM. He has also worked with other major media stations and companies in Ghana including CitiFM, TV3 and The Statesman newspaper. He was responsible for publishing Business Stories and the business editor for The Statesman newspaper.

Frank was formally the Head of Communication for Orange Africa Group Limited - an indigenous conglomerate, comprised of 3 subsidiary companies that cater to the marketing and manufacturing of soaps, pharmaceutical products, marketing of energy drinks and the distribution of Osram energy bulbs where he oversaw the designing and production of brand concepts. He was also the General Manager responsible for the set up and running of Stylus Clearing Co. Ltd which is rapidly becoming one of the fastest growing Clearing and Forwarding companies at the Tema port.

Some of Frank's achievements include overseeing the transition of the Stateman newspaper from an 8-page one colour bi-weekly to a 16-page colour daily, and contributed extensively to the construction of a new website, thestatesmanonline.com, and overseeing the tender process of awarding of contracts for the construction of feeder roads and schools in the Gomoa West district of the Central Region. He was the Lead Researcher for Gabby's Airtime on TV3 network. Frank was also responsible for the review and drafting of the development plan for Eastern Region which is still in use to date and currently the General Secretary for Old Mariners Association.

His other expertise includes business reporting, editing, data management and project design and implementation. He is fluent in English, Twi and Fante.

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