Country Director, WaterAid
Mohammed Abdul-Nashiru is currently the Country Director for WaterAid – a UK Charity which has been operating in Ghana for over 30 years. Abdul-Nashiru has worked with the organization for more than 10 years. He is a development practitioner on governance and local development. He possesses extensive experience working with development partners at
different levels especially decentralized governance structures, governments and local partner organizations covering Anglophone and Francophone countries. Since 2000, Mr. Abdul-Nashiru has provided technical support to development partners such as CIDA, DANIDA, World Bank and UNICEF generally covering development planning, policy influencing, capacity
building, modalities for engaging actors in decision making, and on issues of accountability and social justice.
Partner, Arthur Energy Advisors
Jabesh Amissah-Arthur’s expertise as a Partner at Arthur Energy Advisors covers a wide range of complex power, energy and construction industry projects worldwide. His experience includes building, managing and developing renewable energy projects (such as biomass plants, wind and solar farms) as well as project management and construction supervision roles on several power infrastructure and generation facility projects. Mr. Amissah-Arthur has in-depth experience managing, coordinating, leading and directing engineering, procurement, and construction teams in the execution of various energy generating projects with aggressive deadlines and project constraints for varying clientele including Multinational Utilities, Energy Development Groups, and Manufacturing Companies.
Program Manager, Safe Water Network (Ghana)
Joe Ampadu-Boakye leads Safe Water Network’s business development/partnerships, sector engagement and knowledge management activities in Ghana, cultivating relationships with public and private actors and international development organizations, private foundations
and corporations and advising on implementation of an enterprise/market-based solution for decentralized water services. Previously, he was a Senior Consultant at MAPLE Consult, a private consulting company in Ghana where he consulted for several major bilateral and multi-lateral organisations, and also gained first-hand experience working with several actors at the global, national, regional and district levels and across several sectors (water,
sanitation, local government, education, public sector reforms and agriculture).
Chief Executive Officer, Footprints Ghana
Joanna began her career in investment and has always been fascinated by the role of business in driving inclusive economic development. Working on inclusive supply chains in Tanzania, she understood how critical it is to align interests across the ecosystem from farmers, govt., research, and private sector. She subsequently undertook a Post-Grad on the Circular Economy and set up Footprints Africa in Ghana, seeking to create a new model for development. Through research, training and piloting new practices, Footprints works at the business and system level to create evidence that business can be a force for good in communities, the environment and supply chains. In Ghana, the focus is on supporting a new generation of leaders in catering and commercial waste management.