Alexander Nutakor is the Founder and Co-chair of Essential Relief International. He is driven by the spirit of social equality, social justice, human right and the desire to help others, the poor and the less privileged in society. Growing up in a small town in Ghana with his parents, he has seen the vulnerability that comes with being raised in poverty, not having access to health care, education and basic social amenities.
But, Alexander was fortunate to have parents who believed in the value of education and the well being of their children, and others. After completing his High School education in Ghana, Alexander volunteered at Cross Cultural Solution, an international non profit organization in Ghana for one year, helping community clinics and schools before going to the University. As a volunteer, he was further exposed to other life challenges, and these have challenged him to become an agent of change. Alexander believes all lives have an equal values and he is passionate and committed to working to build a safe, healthy and a better society to fight for the equal right and the dignity of all.
Alexander Nutakor is currently a marine transportation and logistics consultant. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Transportation from Taxes A&M University, USA. He has United States Coast Guard Unlimited Tonnage Marine Navigation license. He is the Founder of Daw Shipping Service LLC and Classie Auto Brokers, LLC in Georgia, USA.
Evelyn Eduful is a founding member of Essential Relief International (ERI) and started out as the Director of Operations. By virtue of hard work and dedication, she rose to become the Executive Director of ERI. Evelyn Eduful holds an Advance Diploma in Marketing and an Executive certificate in NGO management. She is also the business owner of Eve Cosmetics and Tri – E promo enterprise in Accra, Ghana.
Evelyn Eduful was born in Swedru in the Central Region of Ghana to a relatively rich father. But as death has no respect to person, she lost her father at an early age and life became difficult. Evelyn Eduful had to depend on the known and unknown in her community for survival. Through the storms of life, she realized that death should not be a disadvantage to life and that encouraged her to discover the purpose of her life.
Evelyn believes that she is a living success today because somewhere someone gave her help or an idea that started her in the right direction and she is indebted to life to help the less fortunate one just as she was helped. Evelyn is passionate, hardworking and enthusiastic. In this order is her belief; God, hard work, humility and compassion.
Dan Baffour-Awuah was the first Executive Director of Ghana’s Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COTVET), with the responsibility among others, of leading the formulation of national policies for skills development across the broad spectrum of pre-tertiary and tertiary education, formal informal and non-formal sectors. In addition to his job as the Executive Director during the period, he was the Project Director and Coordinator for Development Partners and United Nations system support to technical and vocational skills development in Ghana.
He has over twenty five years’ experience in all phases of project cycle; from Project Concept Note, (PCN), Project Formulation, Project Appraisal, project negotiations, project implementation and project monitoring and evaluation working on technical and vocational skills development in various countries in Africa, Europe and Asia. He also has over fifteen years experience in coordination and management of Development Partners’ Project and in the Public Service with Government of Ghana and some development partners particularly, the World Bank, African Development Bank, GIZ, and DANNIDA.
He is presently an independent consultant and Executive Director of Workforce Development International based in Ghana, a private consulting firm involved in workforce planning, TVSD observatory for both the formal and informal skills development. The firm has been working on technical and vocational skills development in many countries including Ghana, Bangladesh, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Mauritius, Madagascar, Ethiopia, Zanzibar, Zambia, Nigeria, Eswatini, Gambia and Malawi among other countries
He holds a Doctorate degree in Educational Management, Masters Degree in Engineering and Management of Manufacturing Systems and a Bachelors degree in Agricultural Engineering. He also has post graduate certificates in Educational Evaluation, Policies for Job Creation, Project Management as well as TVET Management. He had his graduate engineering apprenticeship at the Coventry Skills Centre in England in General Mechanical Engineering.
He served on the following international panel of experts
- Member of External Advisory Panel for a World Bank Project on Benchmarking Workforce Development
Member of International Expert to review research finding of 16 countries involved in National Qualifications Framework with the view of recommending implementation strategies for other countries under the auspices of the International Labour Organization (ILO)
- Member of International team of Experts reviewing and recommending implementation strategies for Recognition, Validation and Assessment (RVA) of skills in various countries under the sponsorship of the UNESCO Centre for lifelong learning.
Patrick holds certificate in freight forwarding from Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarding (GIFF). He is member of International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA).
Pastor Godwin Baako-Boafo is an ordained minister of the gospel. He is the founder and head pastor of Living Word Fountain.
He is also the founder and president of Progressive Student Network and Progressive Youth Leadership Academy. He holds Bachelor of Science degree in Archaeology from the University of Ghana.
He is an author of seven books, conference speaker, life coach and marriage counselor.
Millicent Ama Adansi
Mrs. Millicent Ama Adansi is a successful and reliant entrepreneur. She currently holds a postgraduate degree in Strategic Business Management from the Accra Business School.
Millicent is a very hardworking and self-motivated woman. Who despite her childhood struggles of being parented by a single mother, fought against all odds and has attained great heights in business. Her many business exploits include MISHA Enterprise the sole importer and distributer of premium brands like Classy Baby products, Liby detergents, and Classic Intermark products in Ghana. She is also the business owner of CN Terminal Co. Ltd, a freight forwarding company, the few strong-willed women in a male dominated industry in Tema, Ghana.
Millicent is most known for her kind and welcoming heart. She has supported a countless number of less privileged individuals through school and learning a trade. Her desire to make life better for many led her to birth the Sassy Ladies International club that focuses on empowering women to attain higher heights, support the less privileged and encourage a healthy sisterhood with stress relief programs. Too kind to a fault, she gives her all without expecting anything in return. Even when taken for- granted, she is not deterred to stay positive and do good. She is a leader, innovative, a good listener and a counselor.