We are pleased to welcome Lawrence Morris, Aaron Lawson, and Raphael Darko to our team. They have decided to join our team of Technical Specialists with multidisciplinary skills, expertise, and experiences. They bring to INDESEEM over 37 years combined experiences in the fields of governance and diplomacy, regional and rural development, agricultural development, community planning and positive youth development, teaching, and education in developing countries.
Lawrence Morris is a native of Liberia and has lived and worked in the United States as a Permanent Resident. He returned to Liberia in 2009 to take a role as the Senior Consultant for the United States Africa Development Foundation. Lawrence holds a Master of Arts degree in Development Diplomacy from the University of Liberia and a Master of Business Administration with specializations in Finance & Financial Management from the Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen in the Netherlands.
Lawrence has over 20 years of combined professional experience and has worked in both the public and private sectors across 3 continents. He currently serves as the Resident Representative of Liberia at the Mano River Union (MRU).
We have worked together at the African Community Education Program in Worcester, Massachusetts. ACE provides after-school educational opportunities for students who need educational support to not provided by the traditional educational systems of their home-schools. Lawrence and I served as volunteer teachers as well as staff.
Aaron Lawson is originally from Ghana and has lived and worked in the United States. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Development Management from the Ghana Christian University, an Associate of Arts degree in Administration of Justice, and an Advanced Diploma in Youth Development Work.
Aaron has over 10 years combined professional experience in regional and rural development, youth development, and education. He currently serves as the Relationship Account Manager at the Computer Warehouse Group, PLC. -the leading provider of information and communications technologies in Africa.
In 2008, Aaron was awarded a prestigious scholarship to live and work in the US. That program allowed him to travel to the US State of Arizona where he worked and was trained in Positive Youth Development. Aaron and I worked at RESPECT Ghana where he served as Youth Development Worker and was instrumental in the strategic planning and implementation of the One World Africa Youth Summit held at the University of Ghana, Legon.
Raphael Darko is originally from Ghana. He is a teacher by profession. He has over 7 years of professional teaching experience and is actively engage in positive youth development in Ghana and across the sub-region (West Africa). Raphael is an active member of the United Nations Youth Assembly who has contributed to the debate on youth engagement in Ghana, youth development, educational empowerment, social change, and development.
We became close friends and professionals when I served as the Project Manager at RESPECT Ghana. Raphael provided professional guidance to our team in Ghana.
INDESEEM is an emerging research and development nonprofit organization working with partners in developing and least developed countries to providing technical and non-technical support services to ensure that we and our partners achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 and beyond.