Kassim Gawusu – Co-founder and Executive Director
Mr. Kassim Gawusu-Toure is an environmentalist, a climate change activist and a youth advocate with extensive experience in facilitating and managing projects that are geared towards the promotion of environmental sustainability, clean energy development and ensuring food security in Africa. Mr. Kassim holds a Masters of Philosophy (Mphil) Degree in Climate and Sustainable Development and a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from the University of Ghana. Besides his academic qualifications, Mr. Kassim has participated in many international climate change negotiations and capacity building training programs. These include the International Training Program on Forest Certification organized by SSC forestry in both Sweden and Peru and sponsored by the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA). He is currently the Regional Coordinator for Africa and Europe for the Commonwealth Youth Climate Change Network (CYCN) and the West African Regional Coordinator for the African Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC).
Kassim Hussein – Co-founder and Project Director
Mr. Kassim Hussein is a Young Engineer with Bsc. honours in Agricultural Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology-Ghana. His specialization includes but not limited to: Agriculture meteorology and climatology, soil water engineering, renewable energy systems and management, crop storage and storage structures and advanced farm power and machinery. He has a certificate in Global Environmental Management from the Arkhesus University of Applied Science, Oslo. Besides his specialization, Hussein has great project management skills and has been working as a project director of GII. With a career ambition to create a world of young people who will be ready to work professionally in the field of agriculture as a Youth unemployment reduction measure, Mr. Kassim has been working to promote agribusiness among Schools and Universities. He has also been providing consultancy on voluntary basis to local farmers on Climate Smart Agricultural practices, promoting women participation in aqua culture and in other areas of agricultural activities to maximize food production to meet the growing population. He is currently the National focal point for the United Nations Major Group Children and Youth in Ghana and also the focal point for the 10 YFP on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) for UN Children and Youth Constituency for Africa.
Fawzia Muhammed Zuka – Information and Communications
Ms. Fawzia is an upcoming climate change activist currently pursuing a Master of Philosophy in Economics with a major focus on Environmental and Development Economics. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics with Information Studies from University of Ghana and also has extensive experience in Marketing and building Human Relations. She is proactive, dynamic and a result oriented person whose motivation is to contribute to the global discourse on environmental issues.
Pamela Sackey – Research Officer
Pamela is a result oriented person and self-motivated individual with good interpersonal and communication skills. She is a social and development practitioner. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social and Development Administration from the University for Development Studies.
She undertakes implementation, coordination & evaluation of programmes of the organization. She also assists with review and evaluation of proposals and the acquisition of supplementary information/research as needed and oversees the administrative duties within the programme team.
She has researched and promoted dialogue and discussion on resolving social, developmental and environmental challenges. She has attended and participated in several workshops and training pogrammes on climate change and international development.