ICED hosted the Evidence to Action Conference in Nairobi from May 24th-25th,2017

Participants at the Systematic Review training at ISSER, University of Ghana


Participants of ICED Systematic Review, Morogoro, Tanzania

USADF Convening 2018 5-7th March, Accra Ghana

Sylvester Gabianu

Sylvester Gabianu

Principle Associate

Sylvester Gabianu, a member of the Ghana Institute of Planner and British Commonwealth Association of Planners, is the Principal Partner and shareholders of The Urban Associates Limited (TUAL).

He has 18 years working experience in policy and development planning, social research, urban development, project management and monitory and evaluation. Sylvester was a project manager of the Urban Management Land Information System (UMLIS); a Swedish International Development Agency grant facilitate to Government of Ghana for developing a web base Land Information System for the City of Accra.

Among others roles, he was a Project Manager for CHF International (now Global Community) where he implemented USD 4.5 million project code name SCALE-UP funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for improving the living conditions of people living in depressed communities in Accra and Sekondi-Takoradi.

For 2 years he added responsibility for managing the M&E portfolio of the project until a substantive M&E Specialist was recruited.  He is member of a consulting team finalising external verification of Performance Based Health Financed for Government of Sierra Leone, and currently advising KPMG in supervising and monitory implementation of Growth and Employment Project (GEM) being implemented by the Federal Ministry of Trade and Industry of Nigeria, and funded by the World Bank.

Mr Gabianu has been involved in monitoring and evaluation of development intervention across Africa. He led a team of consultants recruited to conduct impact evaluation studies for a World Bank funded Project – Rural and Private Sector Development Project (RPSDP) – in Sierra Leone. He was also commissioned by the Government of Ghana to lead and facilitate the preparation of Monitory and Evaluation System in tracking outputs/outcomes of the Ghana National urban Policy. Mr Gabianu was instrumental in and completed a Knowledge-Attitude-Practice (KAP) Baseline Survey for Global Community/MasterCard Foundation in 5 cities in Ghana. He was a team member and Researcher Coordinator of selected African Researchers that assessed post-harvest losses along the value chain of 10 stable crops in 11 African Countries - Ghana, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Mali, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Mozambique - in 2012 and 2013. The USD512, 000 research was commissioned and funded by AGRA and Bill & Malinda Gates Foundation. He led a team in designing a web-based monitoring and evaluation system to tract and assess performance of implementation of mineral laws, policies and regulatory framework under a World Bank Funded Extractive Industries Technical Assistance Project (EITAP) in Sierra Leone; a similar assignment was carried for West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAPP-SL) in the same Country.  In 2014, he was the lead consultant in conducting a beneficiary impact assessment (BIA) for RPSDP. The BIA provided feedback to project management and stakeholders from beneficiaries’ perspective and perception on project implementation arrangement and successes for improving project management and operations.

Mr. Gabianu went to the Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University, and The Netherlands where he earned his M.A. in Local and Regional Development and his bachelors  (Hon) in Planning the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Kumasi, Ghana.