CHRISTIAN VOLUNTEER SERVICE INTERNATIONAL | PRESIDENT | Accra Ghana
I am involved in establishing a new social order/system with the creation of a new type of social entrepreneur who will partner with the private sector to effectively reach out to rural and urban communities for their development and spread the message of hope to the underprivileged in society, thereby giving them voice and ability to change their situation for the bettter.
I have a strong interest in small scale community technological and industrial development to help eradicate rural and urban poverty.
Establishment of appropriate small scale technologies to transform the rural and urban areas with a strong bias for the environment, agriculture, water and sanitation in an atmosphere of strong human rights for all and access to finance for the underprivileged are foremost in my heart.
I am an experienced adminstartor, clergyman and consultant of high standing in the industrial, mining, agricultural and social philathrophy/entrepreneur sectors, with training in management, industrial chemistry, French, theology, HIV/AIDS, water and sanitation, small-scale industrial technologies and co-operatives. In the social entrepreneurship sector, I have been involved actively for the past twenty five years and have established four NGOs and four networks for agriculture/environment, health, advocacy, water and sanitation. I have headed many reputable companies in Nigeria and Ghana and am presently in charge of MOFIL, a partnership of the NGO and private sector. A functional TECHNOBANK, a technological resource bank, a Co-operative Finance Institute, Water, Energy and Environmental Protection (SWEEP) program and other projects are currently going on under my direction in addition to other initiatives.
I set up the Preventive AIDS Lifeline Micro-credit Strategy (PALMS) and the United Network Against HIV/AIDS in Africa (UNAHA) in 2004 to help stem the tide of the pandemic in Ghana and Africa. In 2007, I initiated the Ghana Malnutrition Annihilation Program (Ghana MAP) to combat malnutrition quickly by encouraging people to resort to a balanced diet especially with Moringa, a powerhouse of essential nutrients. In the same year, I started the Rural Agricultural Improvement Network (RAIN), a network of small holder farmers, farmer and community based organizations/associations, research institutions and civil society organizations in agriculture, which included the Moringa Oleifera Cultivation and Marketing Program (MOCAMP), to assist in rural agricultural development and industrialization. Other social programs initiated by me in 2008, include: Village Information Technology Initiative (VITI) and Biofuels &amp;amp;amp; Biogas Initiative in Ghana (B-BIG).