Daniel Kofi Abu is a Ghanaian from the Ashanti and Brong Ahafo Regions of Ghana. He is a development consultant with over 8 years of experience in non-profit management as well as complex programs in some of Africa’s most challenging environments.
Daniel holds an MBA in International Business from Amity University in India and received his Bachelors Degree in Integrated Development Studies from the University for Development Studies in Ghana. He has also been acknowledged by the International Organization for Standardization and received certification in both agriculture and food hygiene.
Daniel has recently consulted for the European Union as an expert on social protection and employment creation on EU’s support to Civil Society Organizations to be implemented with the resources mobilized under the Environmental Defence Fund from 2016 to 2020. He has also worked as a Country Program Advisor for Digital Green in Ghana and Ivory Coast under Bill and Melinda Gates Cocoa Livelihood programs and USAID Agriculture technology transfer Programs.
Daniel previously worked with ATS GROUP on Newmont Golden Ridge project as Community Relations Manager with a core mandate of integrating community businesses into the mines and leading an entrepreneurship focused objective of providing alternative livelihood skills for youth in 8 communities bordering the mining company. He has also managed a SiDA funded project with International Development Enterprises as Regional Programs Manager for Western Region of Ghana.
Daniel has worked as a Management Systems Advisor on the USAID funded project Resiliency in Northern Ghana, an integrated project and partnership effort under USAID’s Feed the Future initiative, designed to contribute to Ghana’s government efforts to increase sustainably, reduce poverty and improve the nutritional status of vulnerable populations.
He was recently a fellow at the Community Solutions Program 2016 one of Ghana’s representative and currently works for Greening Youth Foundation as the West Africa Programs Manager.