Edwin Afari is WCF’s Senior Program Manager – CLP based in Ghana. He responsible for the overall field operations of the Cocoa Livelihoods Program including implementation of the technical assistance work program with the matching grantee companies, ensuring effective coordination and consolidation of all donor and company reports for CLP, and supervision of all CLP staff and consultants. He is an agricultural economist and a specialist in monitoring and evaluation and geographic information systems (GIS) with 12 years of experience in research, teaching, project analysis, and management. He has additional experience in data analysis and management. His area of expertise includes design of performance management plans, M&E system set-up, performance tracking to manage for results, data quality assessments, designing and conducting impact assessments and evaluation of development programs using M&E tools. Other areas are project appraisals using project net worth tools and training in GIS application and field mapping of farms and features.
Before joining World Cocoa Foundation as the M&E manager for West Africa, Edwin was the Monitoring, Evaluation and GIS Specialist for almost four years at USAID/Ghana. He facilitated the Mission’s bi-annual portfolio reviews, operation plans, performance plan and report and managed Feed the Future (FTF) reporting and GIS platform. Prior to joining USAID in May 2009, Edwin worked as the M&E and GIS Manager on a USAID-funded project trade and investment program (TIPCEE) from 2005 with TechnoServe Inc and Chemonics. Before assuming that position he was the M&E Officer for Food for Peace project implemented by TechnoServe Ghana. He also worked at the University of Ghana with the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research(ISSER) as Research Assistant between 2000 and 2001. He holds Master of Philosophy degree in Agricultural Economics and a certificate in data management and analysis.