Ghana: Samuel Afrane

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Samuel Afrane becamse The Hunger Project (THP)-Ghana Country Director in March 2013. Samuel joined THP-Ghana in March 2012 as the National Program Officer, overseeing THP-Ghana’s epicenters. Samuel holds a Bachelors Degree in Planning and a Master’s Degree in Development Policy and Planning, and has over 17 years of experience in development planning, poverty reduction and rural development.

Previously, Samuel served as the Monitoring & Evaluation and Capacity Development specialist for the Northern Region Poverty Reduction Programme, an International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)-sponsored and World Bank-supervised initiative, where he oversaw data collection and analysis in northern Ghana. Samuel has also held positions in government, working as the Metropolitan Development Planning Officer alongside the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and GTZ (German Agency for International Cooperation) in Tamale, the capital of the Northern Region and Ghana’s third largest city.

In addition, Samuel has held leadership positions in several professional and academic associations, most recently serving as the Chairman of the Association of Development Planning Officers, Northern Region, Tamale.