Macedo holds a Master of Arts degree in International Development and Social Change and a Master of Science degree in Environmental Science and Policy from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts in the United States of America. He holds a double Bachelor of Science degrees in Sociology and Geography with Concentrations in Environmental Studies and Forced Migration from Worcester State University.
His research interests include climate-smart agriculture, forced migration and refugees, environment, climate change, global food security, youth development, cultural exchange, and creative arts. He has conducted field research projects in the United States of America, Ghana, Lao PDR, Indonesia, and Liberia. He has written and contributed to several publications and presented at major conferences in the United States, Canada, France, Laos, and Ghana.
Macedo has over 10 years of combined professional experience working with various institutions and agencies including Children’s Aid Direct UK (CAD), European Economic Community (EEC), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), German Technical Cooperation (GTZ), RESPECT International & RESPECT Ghana, Unite for Sight, Regional Environment Council (REC), Commonwealth Corporation (CommonCorps), International Water Management Institute (IWMI), and Road Scholar. He’s a member of several professional organizations including the Project Management Institute, Association of American Geographers, American Sociological Association, and the International Geographic Honor Society. Macedo started INDESEEM in 2014 while in Laos. You may access his full curriculum vitae at CV.
Key Expertise: applied research, monitoring & evaluation, sustainability assessment, predictive analytics, modeling, international development, environment, climate change, agriculture, sustainable communities, forced migration, and human security.
Larissa Romans, Director of Research, Monitoring & Evaluation, New Jersey, USA
Larissa holds a Master of Arts degree in International Development and Social Change from the Department of International Development, Community, and Environment at Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts in the United States. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the Universidade De Fortaleza in Brazil. She has extensive experience and knowledge in Education.
Her research interests include education & development, products marketability, assessment & evaluation, and the international areas of business development, trade, trade policy, market trends, business negotiation.
Larissa’s has over 7 years combined professional experience in international affairs, trade, and market trends research. Her research focal points vary from language acquisition, education & development, sustainable agricultural patterns, export trends, and nonprofit capacity building. Larissa joined INDESEEM in 2017.
Key Expertise: research, monitoring & evaluation, data analysis, market research, strategic planning, international development & relations, business development & strategy, education, and training.
Kwabena Kobby Tweneboa, Senior Project Management Officer, Massachusetts, USA
Kwabena holds a Master of Science degree in Environmental Science and Policy from Clark University located in Worcester, Massachusetts in the United States. He specializes in the environmental contaminants in drinking water in developing countries with specific research interest in the relationships between arsenic contaminated drinking water and diabetes and other public health outcomes.
His research interests include environmental and social contaminants of health, environmental policy and compliance, global and public health, health information technology, environmental and social epidemiology of health, health risks assessment, health safety and management, international sustainable development, climate change, and environmental pollution policy.
Kwabena holds several professional certificates including projects budgeting and scheduling, initiating and planning projects, projects risks and change management, Ebola Virus Disease awareness and precautions for peacekeeping personnel, and successful leadership. He currently serves as the Country Representative for Texas Telehealth Technology and Residential Director at the Seven Hills Foundation. Kwabena joined INDESEEM in 2017.
Key Expertise: quality assurance & control, strategic planning & analysis, public health analysis & policy, research, monitoring & evaluation, project management, performance management, regulatory compliance, health & safety management, professional development, and socioeconomic assessment.
Chantal Kassa, Director of Operations & Partnerships, Massachusetts, USA
Chantal holds a Master of Arts in International Development and Social Change and a Master of Science in Information Technology both degrees from Clark University located in Worcester, Massachusetts in the United States. She has over 12 years combined professional experience in international development, education, project coordination and management, monitoring and evaluation, qualitative and quantitative research methods in international development, project operations, and logistics management, grants writing and fundraising.
Chantal research interests include sustainable international development, gender education and empowerment, participatory research and development, negotiation, mediation and conflict resolution, and education assessments in developing countries.
She has worked with several organizations some of which include AIDS Project Worcester, World Education, Inc., FHI 360, Training Resources of America, and Quinsigamond Community College. Chantal also taught as an instructor in middle and high schools within the private and public educational systems. Chantal joined INDESEEM in 2017.
Key Expertise: research, monitoring & evaluation, proposal writing, grant writing & fundraising, gender analysis, curriculum development, stakeholders management, public communication.
Farley Tarlue, Director of Communications & Information Technology, Canada
Farley is originally from Liberia and currently resides in Canada. He fled to Ghana via Ivory Coast during the Liberian civil war which started in 1989. He attended the Buduburam Refugees Senior Secondary School and graduated with distinction. Farley took several professional certificates programs in computer science and information technologies which paved the way for his career as Systems Administrator for a major Internet Provider in Ghana. He also holds an Associate of Science degree in Computer Science and Information Systems from Douglas College located in New Westminster, British Columbia. He worked as the Administrative Secretary for RESPECT Ghana, a subsidiary of RESPECT International. In 2006, he was resettled to Canada via the UNHCR and the Canadian Refugees Resettlement Program which provided him with the legal status to live and work in Canada.
Farley has over 3 three years experienced while working for Apple Canada as Mac Sales Consultant and currently with Bell Canada the largest media and telecommunication provider in Canada as the Administrative Technical Support Specialist.
Key Expertise: software & hard engineering, database systems, CMS, website administration and management, networks and systems administration, web server administration, project management, leadership and training, and programming.
Akua Hampton, Director of Global, Public Health & Wellness, Massachusetts, USA
Akua is originally from Accra, Ghana and currently resides in the United States with her family. She currently works at the Bridge of Central Massachusetts as the Residential Counselor for Mental Health Services. Prior to that, she worked as the Program Manager at Sullivan and Associates located in West Boylston, Massachusetts. She is a prospective graduate of Rhode Island College where she’s pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences and Human Services with a concentration in Human Psychology.
She also earned an Associate of Science degree in Health Science from Quinsigamond Community College located in Worcester, Massachusetts. She graduated from Accra Polytechnic Institute with a Higher National Diploma in Hospitality Management and held several managerial positions within the field of hospitality management in Accra, Ghana. She worked as a Sous Chef at Molly O’Grady’s Restaurant located in London, the United Kingdom.
Akua interests include public and global health, mental health, education, developmental and human psychology, social work, health and wellness, counseling, program and project management, research and data analysis, healthcare administration, planning, and management.
Key Expertise: education, global health, public health, research, social services, mental health services, counseling, program management, project management, strategic planning and communication, crisis counseling and intervention, .