Mr. Frimpong Musa, Co-Founder
Musa Frimpong is an International and Youth Development Practitioner from Ghana. He the Founder and CEO of Duapa Africa – a social enterprise based in China and Ghana working to accelerate Africa’s socioeconomic transformation with key partners like China. He is also the Cofounder of Youth Without Borders Ghana – a nonprofit dedicated to the socioeconomic empowerment of young Ghanaians where he served as Executive Director until July 2018, Board Member of Africa 2.0 China Chapter and Secretary of African Students Association, Tsinghua University, China.From 2015 to 2017, he served as Field Officer for the African Union Youth Volunteer Corps (AU-YVC) program as well as supporting the design and implementation of several development policies and programs at the African Union Commission Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
He was selected in 2014 among other 49 African youth by the African Union into the prestigious African Union Youth Volunteer Corps program. In 2018, he was recognized among 22 others globally by the United States Department of State for his exceptional work in ‘Youth and Civic Activism’. As part of this achievement, he spent July 2018 traveling across five major states in the US under the State Department’s premier exchange program – Internal Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) where he met and interacted with several social, business and professional organizations.
Musa has ten years professional experience in youth and human development disciplines within personal, professional and business development and people skills in living and leadership, such as time management, negotiation skills, public speaking, building high-performance teams, personal branding, entrepreneurship, emotional intelligence, creative thinking, peak performance factors, people, sales and facilitation skills. He has initiated, led and coordinated numerous human and organizational development and social impact programs and activities across the world especially Ghana and Africa. Musa believes in a world where people are empowered to live happy lives and his commitment is to help create this world. He is a published author and has won numerous awards.
Musa is currently pursuing a master’s degree in International Development and Governance at Tsinghua University. He holds a Bachelors degree in Mathematics from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana, a post graduate professional certificate in Youth Development Practice from the Center for Youth Development Services, Zambia and Certificate in Graphic and Web Design from the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Frimpong Musa
Mr. Richard Apau
Mr. Richard Apau ,Co-Founder
Richard currently works as IT Officer for the African Union (AU) at the African Centre for the Study and Research on Terrorism (ACSRT), Algiers Algeria. Prior to his current role, he worked as Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Information Technology Education, College of Technology Education, University of Education Winneba, wherehe taught computer science and information technology related courses. Richard is also a Facilitator at the Institute of Distance Learning, KNUST where he supervises postgraduate students’ thesis and dissertation. Richard currently works Head of Programs and Projects for DUAPA Africa, a social enterprise based in China and Ghana working to accelerate Africa’s socioeconomic transformation with key partners like China:
Richard is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Africa Digital Innovation Centre (AFRIDIC), a technology company that offers variety of IT solutions to individuals and organization and a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of CERIT Research and Consultancy Limited, a project, business and research based consultancy firm specialized in the provision of high quality consultancy services for individuals and corporate organizations. He also Co-Founded Youth Without Borders Ghana, a Pan African youth based non-governmental organization which seeks to courageously challenge the system that hinder the full realization of young people’s potentials and worked as its Programs and Projects Director for two years.
Richard has over 10 year’s continuous experience in youth development, empowerment and community development services. He is African Union Youth Ambassador, and a member of the African Union Emerging Leaders Program, African Union Youth Volunteers Corp (AU-YVC). He is a Fellow of the prestigious Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), US Government sponsored leadership program and a member of the International Exchange Alumni of the US State Department.
Richard is a GNPC STEM Scholar, reading his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Computer Science at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana. He holds a Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) degree in Computer Science, and a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Computer Science.
Ms. Akilu Luyusa Mohammed Zabado,Co-Founder
Akilu Luyusa Mohammed Zabado holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Communications from the Ghana Institute of Journalism(GIJ) and Diploma in Commonwealth Youth in Development Work from the University of Ghana-Legon. She also holds a Certificate in Pharmacist Assistant from the Zenaida Pharmacy Assistant Training Institute – Somanya and a Certificate in Film Directing from the Film Director Ghallywood Academy of Film Acting –Accra.
She is currently the District Youth Coordinator Asuogyaman District Assembly. She is the author of ‘Leadership Roles for youth and skills training institutes’, Students guide (solutions to examinations and career) and the National Youth Authority leadership and skills training institutes which later was approved by the council of principals of the national youth authority of Ghana.
She is into empowering the vulnerable youth groups through motivational talk and youth entrepreneurial development and outreach initiatives within the district. Organizing and facilitating youth forums geared towards establishing voice for the voiceless, bridging the gap between privileged and less privileged youth. Part time panelist on rite FM youth focus show this platform mainly is to discuss, educate and motivate the youth on issues affecting them (drug abuse teenage, pregnancy, unemployment, youth leadership) etc.
Her interest and passion has always been facilitating youth development through, talk and empowerment programs etc. This she says has developed her passion and interest in developing the youth using my experiences, knowledge and expertise within the last twelve (12) years.
Ms. Akilu Luyusa Mohammed Zabado
Mr. King David Cartey
Mr. King David Cartey, Co-Founder
King David Cartey i s a vibrant young leader from Ghana, who believes that every challenge is an opportunity to achieve success fueled with creativity. He previously worked as a committee assistant on Ghana’s Parliamentary Select Committee on Finance, volunteer resource person on youth programs at TV Africa, and a volunteer radio presenter at Solid FM and Mynd FM, Kumasi. He currently works as the Special Aide to MP for Old Tafo and Cabinet Minister for Monitoring & Evaluation, at the Office of the President, Republic of Ghana.
He is a believer of youth power and works assiduously with the spirit of unleashing youth potentials through training and skills development, gender advocacy, science and technology, security and governance participation. He was the Majority Leader for Students Parliament of Ghana; University of Education. He is an African Union Youth Volunteer, trained in Egypt, an Emerging African Leaders programme fellow trained in Cape Town, South Africa and a member of the Young African Leaders Initiative.
David was recently made SDG ambassador by the UNFPA country representative in India where he obtained a post graduate certificate in Science Diplomacy from the Research and Information Systems (RIS) for Developing Countries.
Mr. Cartey has represented the youth of Ghana and Africa in many fora both home and abroad. He was part of the YWB team that facilitated the organization of the 8th African Union Youth Volunteers Corps (AUYVC) pre-deployment training in Accra, Ghana in December 2017.
Mr. Cartey holds a Master of Arts Gender, Peace and Security from Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre and a Bachelor of Science, Accounting from University of Education, Ghana.
Ms. Harriet Yayra Adzofu, Co-Founder
Ms. Harriet Yayra Adzofu is currently studying for her Masters Degree in Reproductive Health Sciences at the Pan African University hosted by University of Ibadan Nigeria. She holds a BSc in Nursing from Central University College, Higher National Diploma in Public Health Nursing from Public Health Nursing School, Korle-Bu, and Diploma in mental nursing from Nurses’ Training College, Pantang all in Accra, Ghana.
She is a nurse by profession with over 7 years working experience. She is a Mandela Washington Fellow, an award she received in 2014 in recognition for her immense contribution to the field of Mental and Public Health in Ghana. She was named an African Youth Hero in 2015 by the African Union Commission for promoting human rights especially of women in Africa.
She is a Co-Founder and Program Director for Kairos Ladies Network; a non-profit committed to mentoring girls and raising their interest in agribusiness and has received special training to be a Champion for Change Leader in Agriculture.
Yayra has special interest in volunteerism and community service. She was then again selected as a Global Shaper of the Ho Hub, an initiative of the World Economic Forum. In her role, she has led a number of projects including “The Water Purification project and the “One Shoe per Child” projects supporting school children stay in school.
She is driven by her passion to help the vulnerable in society and create the right environment for youth to utilize their creative skills for national development.
Ms. Harriet Yayra Adzofu
Mr. Albert Banunle
Mr. Albert Banunle,Co-Founder
Mr. Albert Banunle is a Graduate of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). He holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Agriculture and a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Environmental Science all from KNUST, Kumasi. He is currently reqding his Doctor of Philisophy (PhD) degree in Environmental Science at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
Albert is a Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CERIT Research and Consultancy Limited and has being working in the fields of research consultancy, teaching and training needs assessment. He is an auxiliary staff at the Institute of Distance Learning of the KNUST as a Research Assistant and Demonstrator for some courses.
At school, Albert has been a students’ leader and a counselor and has spoken at various students’ platforms and gatherings. His area of concern for students is tilted towards helping them make informed choices about their career and academic goals. At the community level also, Albert has been a champion for the Rural Development and Education Project (RUDEP); a programme that brings together University students across the country to identify development needs while serving as mentors for youth in deprived communities of Ghana. In his free times Albert reads and writes articles and contributes to blogs in social media platforms on various social issues.
Albert is Social Entrepreneur committed to helping facilitate personal, social and educational growth in young people in a way that will enable them reach their full potential in society. Albert’s interests in youth development are in the areas of social advocacy, skill and livelihood based empowerment programmes for young people in schools and at community levels.