Bernice Bangfu is the T-TEL Coordinator with responsibility for Quality Assurance and Regulatory Bodies. Bernice is a trained Communications professional with experience working as Coordinator for Policy, Leadership, Institutional Development and Communications on the 6-year T-TEL programme funded by FCDO. She has a history of working in the Media, Mining and Business Consultancy Industries in various communications related capacities. She is skilled in running Non-profit Organizations and has considerable experience working on donor funded programmes. Bernice holds a master’s degree in communications studies from the University of Ghana. She has a strong ability to engage stakeholders at various levels and build meaningful relationships for the accomplishment of organisational objectives.
Alberta Tackie is T-TEL’s Curriculum Development, Teaching and Learning Coordinator. She is an education and development professional with a varied range of skills and experience in providing quality and timely support to national institutions and programme management processes. She has over thirteen years' experience working in the Ghanaian education sector. Over three years providing institutional-level support to colleges of education in Ghana; a year working with National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) to roll-out a new pre-tertiary curriculum: and nine years working to develop and strengthen educational research at the tertiary level with National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE).
She also has experience in producing concise and informative reports for donor agencies and charities such as the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and World Bank. Alberta holds a Master’s and Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies and Geography and Resource Development from the University of Ghana respectively.
Gender Equality & Social Inclusion (GESI) Coordinator
Marjorie Naa Afi Tackie is a Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Coordinator at Transforming Senior High School Education, Teaching & Learning. She holds a first degree in Geography and Resource Development and a Master’s of Arts, Migration Studies, both degrees from the University of Ghana. Her experience working in academia and international development as an education researcher which inspired her to join the Transforming Teacher Education and Learning (T-TEL) programme in March 2017. She has strong expertise in GESI analyses and audits, GESI mainstreaming and results-based management. As part of the T-TEL programme team, she supported the development of the Gender responsive rubric scorecard which was used to assess and measure the degree of implementation of gender responsive strategies in Colleges of Education (CoEs) in Ghana. Marjorie was involved in the development and roll-out of the Gender Handbook for Teaching Practice Schools across the country. Her work with national education stakeholders like the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) contributed to the development and implementation of responsive policies like the Gender in Education and Sexual Harassment Policy Guidelines for tertiary institutions. Her role was also pivotal in the performance, completion and validation of the grants-based Gender Responsive Improvement Plans (GRIPs) which boosted CoEs efforts to become GESI responsive.
Regional Education Advisor (Secondment to Minister for Education's Office)
Angela Affran works at T-TEL as the Technical Advisor to the Ministry of Education. She served as the Regional Director for Perkins International in the African Region, coordinating and managing projects, training teachers to serve learners with disabilities and special needs, advocating for the rights of children with visual impairment and additional disabilities, and supporting parents to advocate for their children.
She also worked as an Inclusive Education consultant with Inclusive Development Partners (IDP), USA and UNICEF in Ghana to conduct a formative research and to provide technical guidance on identification and support to children with disabilities in the early grades in both Ghana and Tanzania on Vision. She is also serving as a consultant for Ashesi University on the Disability Programming under the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Programme-Phase 3.
She was previously the coordinator for Braille Literacy, Math and Science at the Special Education Division of the Ghana Education Service. She has a Master’s Degree from Teachers College, Columbia University, a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Education, Ghana and a Diploma in Statistics from the University of Ghana. Angela also has a certificate in Action Research and citizen led change from the Coady Institute, St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia. She is was a recipient of the Ford Foundation Scholarship, Wolfensohn Family Foundation Scholarship and was adjudged the best teacher in Math and Science category at the Akuapem North District in 2005.
She has worked in various countries and successfully implemented various projects with USAID, UNICEF, RTI, SIB and Brien Holden Vision Institute (BHVI) in Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Lesotho, South Africa and Nigeria. She is the Co-Founder of Scaleup Future, a member of the Early Childhood Network in Ghana, the Greater Accra Regional Chairperson for the Ghana National Education Campaign Coalition, a member of the National Inclusive Education Steering Committee and the president of the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program Alumni Association of Ghana (IFPAAG).
Regional Team Lead, North East/Upper East (based in Walewale)
Issahaku Abudulai is the University Coordinator for KNUST. He has 10 years classroom teaching experience spanning JHS, SHS through to the College of Education. He also has over 16 years' experience working with varied teams to implement education programs in Ghana. Over the years, he has worked in these teams that have implemented complementary education programs: functional literacy, wings school concept and others. He also has some experience in using technology to support teaching in the classroom and adopting innovative ways to improve Early Childhood Education. Contributing immensely to the transformation of teacher education in Ghana, he has extensive knowledge of the National Teachers’ Standards of Ghana. Issahaku has strong competencies in the areas of teacher professional development, coaching and mentoring of teachers, designing teacher capacity building workshops, building strategic partnerships and coalitions. He has a good knowledge of curriculum development. Issahaku is reliable and able to facilitate the development of team-owned workplans, implement and report in accordance with agreed formats and deadlines.
Regional Team Lead,Ashanti (based in Kumasi)
James Adefrah is an Education Advisor based with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). He holds a Master of Education in Educational Administration and Management, Bachelor of Education and Diploma in Special Education and Social Studies Education from University of Education, Winneba and Teachers’ certificate “A” from St. John Bosco College in Navrongo. James has worked at Tamale, in the northern zonal office as Education Advisor supporting ten Colleges of Education. He worked briefly in the Regional Education Directorate as a Regional Coordinator for Special Education in the then Brong Ahafo region. James has over 25 years teaching experience, spanning across the various levels of the educational system in Ghana. He has over a decade experience in the Colleges of Education, teaching regular, sandwich and distance education students at diploma and post-diploma levels. He has contributed immensely to the writing and facilitation of teaching practice handbooks, Supported Teaching in School (STS), Professional Development (PD) materials, National Teachers` Standards (NTS), and the National Teacher Education Assessment Policy (NTEAP). James impacted greatly while in St. Joseph’s college when he coordinated College Improvement Planning, Challenge Fund Project, Payment by Results, Teaching Practice and Professional Development Sessions. He is a team player, results oriented, a good communicator and works with minimal supervision. His interest includes facilitation.
Peter Jayom Chammik
Regional Team Lead, Savannah/Northern (based in Damongo)
Peter Jayom Chammik
Peter Chammik is the Coordinator for T-TEL programs in the University for Development Studies, Tamale. He has considerable experience in the education sector, both public and private. He was a tutor at the Tamale College of Education from 1990 to 2000. Between 2000 and 2009, he worked with Catholic Relief Services(CRS) where, as Senior Program Officer, he supervised USAID/UNICEF-funded programs in Education. From 2009 to 2012, he managed CRS’ Office in Wa, where he coordinated education and health programs implemented by a consortium of CRS, Care International, International Union for the Conservation of Nature and other partners. Prior to joining T-TEL in September 2015, Peter worked at IBIS Ghana, (now OXFAM) as Education Management Specialist. Peter has great interest in teacher education and advocacy, especially for increasing access to quality education for girls, minorities, and other vulnerable populations in rural and deprived communities as well as environmental sustainability.
Regional Team Lead, Bono East/Bono/Ahafo (based in Nkoranza)
Paul Twene is Education Advisor for T-TEL programs in UDS. Paul has professional and training background in Social Work, Youth Development and Organization Development. He is a graduate of Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Netherlands, University of Cape Coast and University of Ghana. With over 23 years working experience in development work, Paul has worked with 4 reputable International NGOs: Global Communities as a Capacity Building and Training Specialist on the Mastercard Foundation funded YIEDIE Project, World Vision Ghana as Area Development Programme (ADP) / Cluster Manager, Christian Children’s Fund of Canada as a Programme Manager, PLAN Ghana as a Community Facilitator / Community Development Coordinator, and Youth Development Foundation (local NGO) as a Project Coordinator. His areas of expertise include project management, partnership development, community development, children and youth development, organization development, capacity building and training. Paul has managed education projects including literacy boost (LB), Learning through Play (LTP), School Improvement (SIP) and Early Childhood Development (ECD) as well as projects in other sectors such as WASH, Health and Nutrition, Child protection. Paul is result oriented and good team player.
Regional Team Lead, Western/Western North/Central (based in Cape Coast)
George is an experienced education policy and delivery practitioner with more than 20 years' work experience throughout the 16 regions of Ghana and an emphasis on effective education policy implementation, stakeholder management, programme/project management & coordination, social policy and service delivery accountability and innovation.
He has very significant expertise in developing and executing education development programmes, focusing on systems accountability strengthening, leadership and management capacity building and facilitating strong multi-stakeholder engagements and collaborations that promote sound educational governance for improved student learning outcomes.
He has worked in different positions across a number of projects, including Ghana Project Manager, with Education Partnerships Group (EPG), Education Specialist, District Programmes Coordinator, Training Officer, all with Education Development Center (EDC), and Project Manager, Deputy Chief of Party both with CARE International in Ghana.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts, Honours and Master of Arts from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
His underpinning philosophy is that every child can achieve and that "Of all the gifts we give our children, quality education must be the most precious."
Wellington Amankwa Mpeniasah
Regional Team Lead, Volta/Oti (based in Jasikan)
Wellington Amankwa Mpeniasah is an international development professional with seventeen years relevant experience in education, livelihoods, governance, food security, water, sanitation and hygiene sectors of Ghana, with good understanding and experience in implementing donor-funded projects and programmes. Specific areas of expertise include programme/project planning and implementation; performance monitoring and evaluation, relationship building and project communication, facilitating capacity building initiatives for stakeholders to promote buy-in, sustainability and ownership using participatory approaches, results-based management and organisational development processes. Wellington is an Education Advisor for T-TEL programs at KNUST.
Mina has extensive experience in education systems development and project coordination with effective controls over programme variables. She held a few key roles within the Transforming Teacher Education and Learning (T-TEL) Programme funded by FCDO. She started at T-TEL as the Leadership and Institutional Development Coordinator, providing support to 46 public Colleges of Education to become ‘Centres of Excellence’ through improved leadership, governance and training, building a more coherent teacher education sector, through improved coordination, quality assurance systems, research and policy guidance. She was also a Zonal Field Supervisor, then a Zonal Team Leader for the Eastern and Greater Accra (EGA) zones with oversight responsibility of all T-TEL related activities in the 9 Colleges of Education within the two zones. She is the University Coordinator for T-TEL programs at the University of Ghana.
Regional Team Lead, Eastern/Greater Accra (based in Koforidua)
Hawa Nindow has eight years working experience in Education and Community Development. She has worked with T-TEL since 2017 and currently the University Coordinator for University of Education, Winneba. She holds a Master’s degree in Educational Administration and Management and a degree in Integrated Development Studies. As a development practitioner, she has held a range of project roles that involves coordinating activities at the community, district, regional and national levels. She has also undertaken assignments in many regions of Ghana, with a variety of competencies including training, facilitation, organisational capacity building, and action planning and monitoring. She is an honest and hardworking individual willing to learn new skills. Hawa is a good team player and able to work independently.
Regional Education Advisor, Western/Western North/Central (based in Cape Coast)
Anthony Woode is an Education Advisor for University of Cape Coast. He is a development professional with experience in implementing, monitoring and evaluating projects for various clients in various settings. He has demonstrated success in data management, grant management promotes high-quality basic and teacher education, product development, and market research. He has worked in Banking and Finance and on projects such as Malaria Control, Cocoa Life (child’s rights & play-based methodology), GESI and Basic and Teacher Education. He has advanced interdisciplinary academic background, good analytical and communication skills, stakeholder engagement and management, and a proven track record of achieving exceptional results by developing high-performing teams focused on value drivers and executing strategies. He has expertise in developing materials for the professional development of teachers and Teaching and Learning Materials (TLMs) for teaching and learning.
Research & Learning Manager
Abdul is the Research & Learning Manager with nine years professional experience, six years in international development and the remainder years in market research. He has extensive experience in programme monitoring and evaluation (M&E), development of logframe, theory of change and monitoring and evaluation strategies. Specific areas of expertise include data analysis, quantitative and qualitative research and report writing. He has expert knowledge of management information system, survey design, impact evaluation and value for money assessment.
Communications & ICT Coordinator
Mabel is a Communications and Knowledge Management professional with thirteen years’ experience. She is passionate about developing bespoke communications materials and tools for diverse audiences and documenting change processes. Mabel has coordinated interventions in partnership with civil society and state actors towards good governance, accountability, gender and social inclusion, and elections. Mabel holds a certificate in Strategic Communications for Development and Advocacy; a Master of Arts Degree in Gender, Peace and Security; and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and Information Studies. Prior to joining T-TEL, Mabel worked as the Communications and Learning Manager of Christian Aid (STAR-Ghana Phase II programme). She has also worked Coffey International Development Ltd (STAR-Ghana Phase I), The Carter Center, Ghana Field Office, the National Identification Authority and the Institute of Economic Affairs. She has demonstrable experience in media, gender equality and social inclusion, elections, and local governance issues in Ghana.
Hannah Tinyep Mobya
Communications & Stakeholder Engagement Officer
Hannah Tinyep Mobya
Hannah is a Development Communications professional with the belief that facilitating access to information and knowledge are central canons to addressing development deficit. Leverages strong public speaking skills to promote participation and give voice to the marginalised and excluded. Possesses standard photography, editing, and sub-editing skills and constantly upgrading and adopting new knowledge to keep up to speed in the fast-changing digital space. Familiar with a wide range of graphics and social media platforms to produce campaign videos, animated feeds, and interactive websites. Strong understanding of media trends and media engagements – using social media to manage and share documentation to inform and cause social change.
Victor Sunkwa Asamoah
Regional Education Advisor, Bono East/Bono/Ahafo (based in Nkoranza)
Victor Sunkwa Asamoah
Asamoah Victor Sunkwa is a versatile Programs Coordinator with 10+ years of proven significant leadership, organizational and technical strengths skilled in coordinating and managing programs, research and strategic planning.
Victor worked as a teacher in the East Gonja Municipality for 10 years before joining FHI 360 as the Regional Training and Coaching Coordinator for the USAID Ghana Learning project in the Brong Ahafo Region. He equally worked with Impact (ED) formerly Discovery Learning Alliance Ghana as a Teacher Trainer in the Northern Region.
Prior to joining T-TEL Ghana, He was the Program Officer for the New Juaben North Municipality in the Eastern Region in charge of the Fast-Track Transformational Teacher Training by Sabre Education.
He holds a Master of Philosophy in Development Education from the University for Development Studies and a Post Diploma in Basic Education from the University of Education, Winneba.
Victor Asamoah has expertise in Early Grade reading and Writing, Play Based Teaching and Learning and Teacher Professional Development practices. He is a passionate about equity and inclusiveness and how education can be used as a tool to promote national development.
Issahaku Fatawu Gbambegu
Regional Education Advisor, Savannah/Northern (based in Damongo)
Issahaku Fatawu Gbambegu
Issahaku Fatawu Gbambegu is a dedicated and results-driven development worker with a highly successful background in delivering quality interventions at the national, subnational and community settings through participatory approach. He is a team player with a knack for developing creative solutions to complex problems and thrives in a challenging environment.
He holds a Master of Science Degree in Public Policy and Management from the University of Cape Coast and a Bachelor of Education (Management) degree from the University of Cape Coast. With over 8 years of progressive work, he has deep knowledge and experience in stakeholder engagement and management, report writing, project facilitation, cross-sectorial collaboration, and coordination.
LILA ADOM YAMUAH
Regional Team Lead, Upper West (based in Wa)
Lila Adom Yamuah
Lila is a development professional with a unique experience in Ghana's rural, gender and educational development space. She has over 7 years of experience in implementing, monitoring and researching socio-economic issues impacting young adults, improving access and quality in education, women empowerment and leadership.
Lila worked as a Teaching Assistant at the University for Development (Wa-Campus) for 4 years before joining Plan Ghana-C4D as the Project Coordinator for the UNICEF Ghana Change project in the Upper West Region. She also worked with Varkey Foundation Train for Tomorrow as a Regional Coordinator and Teacher Trainer in the Greater Accra, Volta and Oti Regions.
She holds a Master of Arts in Development Studies from the University of Ghana and a Bachelor's Degree in Integrated Development Studies from University for Development Studies. Lila has supported policy formulation and alignment within the development space, organization and implementation of projects within various communities, and researched critical factors that impact social interventions in rural and urban communities.
Lila particularly enjoys working with young adults and has had a rich experience working with and across various institutions within Ghana's education sector. She has expertise in overall planning and delivery of school-community engagement activities; Teacher training; Support and training of local partners to monitor training, school-based activities and lesson delivery, that informs project's outputs; monitoring, evaluation and reporting to Project Management.
Lila aspires to deliver unique services through solid work ethics and organizational focus orientation to improve access and quality in Ghana's Education, thereby creating personal satisfaction and causing a social change and a more equitable and just society with economic order.
Monitoring, Evaluation & Grants Officer
Daniel is a development practitioner with over 7 years’ experience in M&E, Project administration, Microfinance and NGO Management. As a member of the Ghana Monitoring and Evaluation Forum (GMEF) and the African Evaluation Association (AfrEA), he has an ardent desire and passion to make an impact in Africa through teaching and practice of M&E. He holds a Masters degree in Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation. Additionally, he has obtained numerous certificates from various short-term skills training courses in Research, NGO management, Monitoring and Evaluation. Daniel was awarded the 2019 Most Outstanding Young and Emerging Evaluator (YEE) in Ghana at the maiden Ghana Evaluation Awards. He is also the founding president of EvalYouth Ghana. He led Team Ghana to the 2019 World Evaluation Case Competition and represented Ghana in several regional workshops and webinars hosted by EvalYouth and the African Evaluation Association.
District Enabler, Lambussie
District Enabler, Bosome Freho
Regional Education Advisor, Volta/Oti (based in Jasikan)
James Baba Salifu
District Enabler, Akuapem South
Regional Education Advisor, Eastern/Greater Accra (based in Koforidua)
Regional Education Advisor, Ashanti (based in Kumasi)
Raymond Adda Bakete
Regional Education Advisor, Upper West (based in Wa)
Regional Education Advisor, North East/Upper East (based in Walewale)