Ekow Akyin Kwofie
Young Expert at MDF Training & Consultancy B.V. - Ghana
YEP period 2016 - 2018, batch 10
MDF provides training and consultancy to a wide range of organizations. Here in Accra, my fellow YEP-ers and I set up an Inclusive Agribusiness Center to provide support and capacity building to agribusinesses within the agricultural value chain by working on their business models and value proposition. With this we will develop an action plan for their implementation to achieve either improved operational capacity, access to new markets or finance. My role as business development is to provide a support structure network for the businesses within the programme.
- Agribusiness Development
- Inclusive Business
- Capacity Building
- Finance and Investment
- Social Entrepreneurship
- Project Management
2010/2011-2013/2014: BSc in Land Economy at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology:
- Land Use Planning/Management
- Land Title Management
2015: Certificate in Finance and Investment at Ghana Stock Exchange:
- Risk Assessment
- Portfolio Determination and Valuation
Experience before YEP
I run an organization focused on providing tertiary students with capacity building and knowledge gap bridging. I run several programmes such as ‘’the Investment Sense Initiative’’ focused on capacity building, bridging the knowledge gap between the youth and the financial investment sector. The initiative brought together renowned investment firms in Ghana together with students to explore the benefits and opportunities associated with financial investments, entrepreneurship and financial wisdom. The goal was to challenge the youth to become more financially active and entrepreneurial as a means to wealth creation and poverty reduction.
I also served as a junior lands officer, on land use management systems to increase optimum high and best use of land. From this I gained experience with the management of agricultural land uses, tenure systems, and agricultural land valuations.