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Team Category: Officers & Staff

Yvette Ochieng’

Yvette is an International Law and Business professional with over 8 years’ experience in Administration, Finance, Operations and Project Management. She holds a Masters of Law and Business (Hamburg, Germany) and Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Nairobi, Kenya). She is keenly interested in Corporate Governance and the legal aspects of business operations in local and international environments. She is also trained and experienced in Contract Law and Regulatory Compliance, having supported a German multinational company in these two areas. She has joined ICED as a Senior Administrative Officer for the East and West Africa Country Offices, where she provides strategic and operational oversight and management of the President and CEO’s office. She also coordinates the ICED Board activities and supports senior management in fulfilling the mission and vision of ICED through internationally compliant, ESG-oriented frameworks.

Emmanuel Okyere

Emmanuel holds a BSC in Accounting from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana (ICAG). He has over four (4) years of working experience in the field of accounting and auditing and has audited clients operating in diverse industries and sectors of the Ghanaian Economy (i.e., banking sector, manufacturing sector, trading sector, construction sector, etc.). Emmanuel Previously worked as a senior auditor at Buzisols Chartered Accountants. He was the accounts officer for Soticam Ghana Limited and also worked as the Acting Business Development Officer at the Business Advisory Centre at the Atwima Mponua District Assembly. He has engaged in the audits of companies such as Savanna Diamond Company Limited, Savanna Cement Company Limited, Agricultural Manufacturing Group Limited, JDS & Associates, Nsuta Gold Mining Company Limited, Mitsulift Ghana Limited, Tema Steel Company Limited, West African Forgings Limited, Akim Bosome Rural Bank, Platinum Grey Limited, etc.

Roberta Blankson

Roberta Blankson is a young African female leader with a passion for international development Over the past years, she has worked with several governments, donors, international partners, civil society organisations and communities of practice to design and implement public programmes and policies, monitor and evaluate interventions to enhance development effectiveness. She has played lead roles in the design and delivery of capacity building programmes, international conferences and workshops, all geared towards accelerating development effectiveness, bolstering economies, reducing poverty and inequalities, empowering women and improving livelihoods. She has joined ICED as a Senior Program Officer for the East and West Africa Country Offices, where she provides strategic and operational oversight and management of the President and CEO’s Offices. She supports high-level strategic engagements, and coordinates activities of the International Board of ICED. She also coordinates a number of projects with international partners. She is also the Head of Administration of the Ghana Country Office. Roberta has cross-sectoral experience from working within civil society, private and public sector. Prior to joining ICED, she supported the Office of the President of Ghana’s Monitoring and Evaluation Secretariat as well as the Ministry of Monitoring and Evaluation (MoME) in enhancing Ghana’s monitoring and evaluation (M&E) culture through M&E capacity development and improving evidence-based decision making and implementation in public institutions. She also served as the Secretary to the Ministerial Advisory Board of MoME from 2019-2021. She has worked with the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation and was also a Corporate Banker with First Atlantic Bank Ghana. Roberta holds a Master’s Degree in Development Finance and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Banking and Finance Specialization. She is passionate about ethical public leadership and building a cadre of strong women equipped to aspire for and occupy the highest echelons of leadership and decision making in the world. She has excellent English language proficiency and a working knowledge of French. She loves to read, write creatively, and sightsee.

Desmond Kaledzi

Desmond is currently a Research Associate with the International Centre for Evaluation and Development (ICED). He has over six (6) years of experience in the development sector issues. He has gained experience through his work with institutions such as the Ministry of Finance – Ghana specifically with the Financial Sector Division under the Development Finance Unit, Rural and Agricultural Finance Programme (RAFiP) an IFAD funded project, MEL Consulting Limited, Pentax Management Consultancy Services Limited, Devtplan Consults, and Boundless Consulting Group Limited prior to joining ICED. Desmond is experienced in budgeting, forecasting, the microfinance sector, the agriculture sector, and producing financial reports as well as reviewing internal company processes to advise on any improvements which could be made. This has provided him with a wealth of knowledge and valuable experience in Financial Management, Business Development, Research design, and Implementation, Strategy and Policy Development, Human Resource Management, Community Engagement, Capacity Building Workshop training, Rural Finance, Agricultural Value Chains Financing, Private Sector Development, Manuals Development, Proposal Writing, Institutional Assessments, Matching Grant Implementation, Project Management, and Monitoring and Evaluation and Financial Inclusion Strategies. Desmond brings on board his experience gained over the years to ICED as he undertakes assignments that include perception survey studies, data collection, data analysis, organizational capacity assessment tool (OCAT) development, theory of change design, impact evaluation, thematic evaluation, and retrospective evaluation of policy documents. Desmond is a finance graduate who holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS). He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Accounting option) from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

Gloria Odei Obeng-Amoako

Gloria Adobea Odei Obeng-Amoako works as a Nutrition and Food Systems Specialist on the Impact on Infrastructure on Nutritious Diet, Women Economic Empowerment and Gender Equality (IINDWEEGE) research project funded by the BMGF. She holds PhD Health Sciences (Makerere University), M.Phil. International Community Health (University of Oslo), B.Sc. Nutrition and Food Science (University of Ghana) and Certificate in Health in Emergency in Large Population (HELP) programming (Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health Bloomberg). Gloria has over 15 years’ specialist skills in providing technical support, coordination, managing, implementing, monitoring and evaluation, knowledge transfer and management of nutrition and public health programs in multi-cultural environment both at the national, international levels and in academia. Gloria worked with ICED as a Postdoc Research Fellow, UNICEF Ghana as a Nutrition Officer, Plan International, Ghana as a Health Advisor, International Needs Ghana as a Health and Longevity Programme Manager and a part-time lecturer at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. She also worked as a field anthropometrist on a WHO project, the Multi- Centre Growth Reference Study with the University of Ghana, Legon site and the Norwegian site in Oslo, Norway. She has worked as a consultant on analysis of treatment outcomes of children with severe underweight and concurrent wasting and stunting in feeding programmes for Action Against Hunger (ACF) USA and Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN), UK. She was also a consultant with HERA Belgium ( on Adolescent Situation Analysis for UNICEF Ghana and a co-consultant for Landscape analysis on nutrition multisectoral approaches in Ghana for USAID-JSI Advancing Nutrition. Her field of expertise lies in evidence synthesis and evidence gap map, public health nutrition, food systems and epidemiological research. Gloria has work experience in Ghana, Norway, and Uganda.

Clarice Panyin Nyan

Clarice is a Research Assistant on the BMGF sponsored project on Infrastructure’s Impact on Nutritious Diet, Women Economic Empowerment and Gender Equality (IINDWEGE) which aims at improving understanding of the impacts and pathways connecting infrastructural development to diet, markets, and women’s empowerment. Clarice holds a bachelor’s degree in Statistics and Computer Science and an MPhil in Statistics from the University of Ghana. She is a PHD candidate in Population Studies at the Regional Institute for Population Studies (RIPS), University of Ghana. She has years’ experience in Research. Clarice worked at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research as a Research Assistant on several projects (including LEAP 1000 End line survey, Child labor survey, farm labor survey, and the Youth save Project). She also has fieldwork experiences because of work done with the Ghana Statistical Service on the Ghana Demographic and Health Survey (2008) and the Integrated Business Establishment Survey (IBES)

Annesofie Misiani

Annesofie Misiani Program Manager- International Center for Evaluation & Development (ICED)

Annesofie Misiani is a Development Communication Specialist with 6 years’ experience in designing and implementing communication strategies for various development projects across Africa. She’s also experienced in donor & stakeholder engagement, operations, strategic leadership management, planning and coordination of high level events.

 Annesofie currently serve as the Program Management Officer with the International Centre for Evaluation Development (ICED), where her role involves managing and coordinating the Advancing Local Leadership Innovation Network (ALL-IN Research Network) which strengthens the capacity of development economists and related social scientists in Africa and the Global South to fully engage and take the lead in defining research priorities that have transformative impact on public policy in their countries. She also supports in the program coordination of Feed the Future Horticulture Innovation Lab (HIL) program, East Africa region.

 In addition, she has engaged with MSMEs in the agricultural development sector, with projects that are pro women and youth empowerment, with a key focus on value chain management within Sub-Saharan Africa. She is passionate about championing quality dialogue between development partners, as a gateway to ensuring sustainable livelihoods for all.

Annesofie earned her MA in Law & Diplomacy, majoring in International Trade, from Coventry University, England (2014-2015), earned advanced certification in Public Private Partnership (PPP) with DANIDA Fellowship Center (DFC), Copenhagen, Denmark. (2017), and (BCP) Business Continuity Planning , Business Model Innovation, Risk Management , and Cash Flow Management , Ernst & Young LLP, Nairobi Kenya (2020). She also has a Bachelor of Art Degree in Community Development, majoring in gender development and project management from Daystar University. (2009-2012)

Sarah Ameso

She is the program M&E Specialist with ICED, she has extensive experience in M&E in both Emergency and Development context in a number of countries that include; Uganda, South Sudan, Malawi and Kenya among others. She has experience working within East Africa and in addition she has established a functional Community Response Mechanism before, by providing platforms where project stakeholders can give and receive feedback. She has demonstrated experience in working with teams in planning and implementing capacity building activities and projects in order to improve performance and accountability, foster knowledge sharing and learning to support the implementation of systems, policy and practice that enable evidence based programs with increased reach and impact. She has demonstrated ability to evaluate and implement best practices and processes affecting multiple technical specialties to achieve rapid, consistent and high quality outcomes has helped me to deliver on the highlighted areas.

Daniel Ogari

Daniel Ogari is a Finance & Operations Specialist with over 6 years working experience in Operations, Supply chain management, QMS, Budgeting and Administration. Dedicated Operations, Procurement and Logistics professional with demonstrated strengths and experience in customer service, Project Implementation, and trend tracking. Daniel also has experience in Quality Management Systems (QMS), compliance and regulations, problems Solving and building successful solutions. He displays good financial reporting and budget preparation. Excellent verbal and written communicator with strong background cultivating positive relationships and exceeding goals. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce – Operations Management from the university of Nairobi and online certification in Lean Six Sigma & Logistics Management. He has a work experience with the Kenya Government – Ministry of interior, PwC Kenya, and Apex Management System Consultants – Limited majoring on QMS-ISO Certification Trainings among others. Daniel has also offered services in Tax filing, update financial records on sage, operational support to non-Kenyan entities on their operations.

Joseph Clottey

An assertive, focused, and versatile individual with interest in impact-based research, through the use of data for technological innovations in agriculture, economics, business, and rural development. I have over eight (8) years’ experience working in Agricultural Research.