Biography

My research examines the impact of Aid for Trade on sustainable agriculture and agro-based business development in Ghana. The research aims to assess the contribution of Aid for Trade to agricultural development  by Identifying the benefits of Aid for Trade on the agricultural sector, explaining the challenges limiting effectiveness of Aid for Trade on the agricultural sector and evaluating the sustainability of Aid for Trade initiatives on the development of agriculture and agro-based businesses. In conducting the research, I will place emphasis on the non-traditional export based businesses and rely principally on a combination of primary and secondary data.

I hold a B.A (Hons.) and Diploma in Education (1997) from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. I also hold a Masters Degree in International Relations and Development Studies (2000) from the University of East Anglia and wrote my dissertation on the impact of debt relief on the Ghana economy.

I have thirteen years of experience working as a high school classroom teacher. Between 2000 and 2012 I worked as a classroom teacher in England starting from St. Mary’s High School in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, Charles Burrell high school in Thetford, Norfolk, Sprowston  High school in Norwich, Norfolk and Taverham High school in Norwich, Norfolk. I have an additional one years’ teaching experience at Navrongo Secondary school in Ghana in 1988.

For nine years between 1988 and 1997 I worked as a project manager at Biwadie Ghana Limited where I planned and supervised the costing and completion of many civil and structural building projects contracted from the Government of Ghana and the World Bank. I have also had 2 years’ experience as a part time youth worker with the Norfolk county council youth services.

I am a founding member of the Afro-Norfolk community cohesion group which is now known as the Caribbean and African Network and have had experience as a volunteer with NEAD, a Norfolk Educational Charity that works to create awareness of realities in developing countries. I am also a Centrex registered police recruit assessor for the Norfolk Constabulary from 2003.

My areas of interest and focus for the future are Commerce, Business, International Relations and International Development. I am also interested in the study of different cultures and how these integrate and inter-relate.