Meet The Team
SOLOMON OWUSU-AMANKWAAH (Executive Director)
Solomon Owusu-Amankwaah is an experienced development scientist and business strategist who has held successful positions in industry and the non-governmental sector and made notable contributions both as a co-entrepreneur and a manager. He has co-authored important publications with his American collaborators and supports the management of high-profile Networks funded by the World Bank and local Agencies as a Top Executive, most notably the Climate Innovation Enterprise Network of Ghana (CIENOG). He has for several years being a strong voice in the areas of climate action and environmental sustainability through his collaborative projects with UNDP/SGP and the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI). Several emerging companies have sought for his advisory services as either an external Advisor or a Board Member.
BERNICE DAPAAH (Chairperson)
Bernice Dapaah is a serial award winning young entrepreneur known internationally for her innovative Bamboo Bicycle Initiative and inducted as one of the Global Climate Trailblazers for her role in global climate action. Her contribution to Bamboo Industrialization led to her appointment as an Ambassador by the World Bamboo Organization. Being a Young Global Leader, she is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Biodiversity and Natural Capital made up of the world’s foremost intellectual network, convening the most relevant and knowledgeable thought leaders from business, government, academia and civil society to address key global issues. She was recently crowned as one of the Most Influential Person of African Descent. She currently holds a Masters in Development Management.
JANICE ODONKOR (Media/Public Affairs Director)
Janice Odonkor is a Communications and Business Development Consultant. She is the Managing Consultant and Founder of Media Republique Communications and Advisory, an integrated communications firm. As a stalwart personality in the local and international business landscape, she has an extensive range of business sector experience that has touched on Oil and Gas, Public Relations, Telecommunications and Academia. Janice is a performance-driven management professional with 14 years’ experience building high-profile relationships, developing and executing communications and business development strategies. Her insight in leading in-country investor activities is a commendable attribute that she has exhibited copiously by maintaining a healthy balance of building and sustaining client relationships within the framework of compliance across the industries. She holds an Executive Master’s Degree from the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS); she is an Alumnus of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) and and Old Girl of the Wesley Girl’s High School (WGHS).