Project Team

Our Project team comprises of an interdisciplinary team with the right mix of skills. This interdisciplinary mix of our team is vital to the smooth and successful execution of our project as they bring different expertise and experience to the table. Our team members cover multiple roles. Resource allocation depends on the level of expertise team members have, the scope of the sub-project assigned, and budget available.

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Mr. Amsalu Kesete

HEED Coordinator, Addis Ababa University

Mr Amsalu currently works as a Lecturer and the Head of the Centre for Testing, Training and Consultancy at College of Business and Economics, Addis Ababa University. He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Addis Ababa University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Addis Ababa University. He is also a certified project management expert. Mr. Amsalu has been working and serving Addis Ababa University and the society at large in a number of capacities including as the Head of the Centre for Testing, Training and Consultancy, Coordinator of the Postgraduate Programmes, Managing Director of a national Development Research Consultancy PLC, Partnership Specialist of Ethiopia Climate Innovation Center, World Bank, and other capacities. He is also a member of several University-wide Committees.

He has more than 11 years of practical experience in project development and management with on hand professional works in teaching, research, consultancy and rigorous know-how of the higher education sector. He has managed and successfully executed a wide range of complex and large-scale development projects for government authorities and non-governmental, bilateral and multilateral organizations.

You can reach Mr Amsalu through his email:

Dr. Paschal Anosike

HEED Main Technical Adviser, University of Wolverhampton

Paschal is Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Director Centre for African Entrepreneurship and Leadership (CAEL) at the University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom.

He specialises in developing and implementing full-range educational systems for entrepreneurship from curriculum to start-up and scalability with sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) as his main focus. He has published and spoken widely on youth entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial behaviour, and education innovation in Africa.

Through his work and publications, he has steered expert groups in these areas and provided intellectual leadership on socio-economic issues facing the youth sector in Africa.

He is an advisor to the African Union Commission, British Council, The Commonwealth/UNCTAD, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and London-based think tank – The Legatum Institute, through which he pioneered the development and publication of the Africa Prosperity Index (API)

You can reach Dr Paschal through his email:

Dr Sam Koma

Head, Local Operative Unit, Milpark Education

Dr Sam Koma holds a PhD from the University of Pretoria and previously served as a Senior Lecturer at the same university in the School of Public Management and Administration before joining Milpark Education as the HOD of School of Government and Public Administration early in 2017.

He has delivered public management training to over 5000 public officials drawn from the national, provincial and local governments. He is a sought-after expert by many public-sector organisations including the DPSA, SALGA, LGSETA, Gauteng Provincial Legislature and municipalities dealing with policy and governance reforms, and capacity building issues. He presented over 40 conference papers both nationally and internationally including in countries such as Norway, Italy, Bahrain, Hungary, Thailand, U.S., and Indonesia.

You can reach Dr Sam through his email:

Dr Stephen Kasumba

Head, Local Operative Unit, Kyambogo University

Dr Stephen Kasumba holds a PhD in Accounting from the University of Essex, UK. He is the Dean, School of Management and Entrepreneurship of Kyambogo University. Stephen has a special interest in entrepreneurship training and research and he is currently working on policy research on entrepreneurship and job creation as learning outcomes for the young generation to inform policymakers on the strategic directions to mitigate the high unemployment among young graduates, especially in developing countries.

Stephen has spearheaded the establishment of an Innovations and Entrepreneurship Centre at Kyambogo University, which, inter alia, will be involved in mentoring of university students into entrepreneurship training and research for job creation and sustainable development. He is also working with the University of Arizona in the United States on social entrepreneurship training and research. In addition, he is working with StartHub Africa, an NGO organisation working with Universities in Africa to mentor youths into innovations and entrepreneurship as a precursor for job and wealth creation.

You can reach Dr Stephen through his email:

Dr Allen Kabagenyi

Head, Local Operative Unit, Makerere University

Dr Allen Kabagenyi is a Demographer with a PhD in Population Studies and over 10 years working experience in the field of population and reproductive health. She is a lecturer, researcher, sampling statistician and trainer as evidenced in the different projects worked on. Allen’s doctoral research sought to understand the explanations for high fertility rates in Uganda and low use of contraception, a degree she pursed at Makerere University School of Statistics and Planning in collaboration with University of Cambridge, UK. Her focus has mainly been in maternal health focusing on HIV/AIDS, family planning, fertility and related reproductive health issues. She is also interested in applied statistics with a focus on the complexities of survey methodology and analysis of survey data.  Significantly, Allen is a University Lecturer at the Department of Population Studies where her tasks involve mentoring, teaching and supervision of both undergraduates and graduate students. She is also an off-campus academic affiliate of the University of Michigan, US and visiting lecturer at the School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics,  Makerere University.

As a demographer she has expertise in research leadership, formulating study designs, data analysis and management. Allen has expertise in both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and analysis as demonstrated in the different projects she has undertaken as a consultant, principal investigator (PI), co-PI and team leader on projects supported by London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine/PACE, Johns Hopkins University, UNFPA, CARE International, DHRH-EU, among others. She is KISH fellow under the University of Michigan –Survey methodology program. She is a Demographic and Health Survey fellow as well as Population Communications Fellow. Significant to the qualities mentioned, Allen is very hard working, highly motivated and has good interpersonal, communication and team building skills.

You can reach Dr Allen through her email:

Dr Albert Ahenkan

Head, Local operative Unit, University of Ghana

Dr Albert Ahenkan is a Senior Lecturer in the Dept. of Public Administration, University of Business School. He obtained his PhD from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium in 2011. His areas of expertise include sustainable development, environmental management, public administration, public policy, and project management.

His professional experience spans across the NGOs and the academia. Ahenkan has consulted for a number of organizations including Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology (MEST), Ministry of Finance Government of the Flemish community of Belgium, World Bank, GIZ, FAO, CIDA, EPA, and NEPAD Johannesburg etc. He has initiated and managed a good number of development projects on sustainable development, poverty reduction, climate change, food security, environmental management, forest resources creation, water and sanitation in Ghana.

You can reach Dr Albert through his email:

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