One of the key assets at INDESEEM is our local, national and international workforce of technical and non-technical specialists from the social sciences to the environment, climate change, sustainability, water resources management, international affairs and trade, business, accounting, and finance as well as predictive modeling, spatial analysis, refugees and forced migration, from international to community development planning, from global to public health, food and nutritional security, from pure research to action research to youth development. We seek to attract the best specialists and professionals in their respective fields in collaboration with several other professionals who provide a constant flow of specialized services to our partners and stakeholders.
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Lawrence Morris, International Development Specialist, Monrovia, Liberia.
Lawrence 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, Youth & Community Development Specialist, Accra, Ghana.
Aaron 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, Educational Development Specialist, Accra, Ghana.
Raphael 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.