Meet the Team

ICI is headquartered in Switzerland and operates in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. Meet the people behind our work!

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    Mike is a Ghanaian national, coming from a solid management background with extensive experience in operational leadership and organizational development. He started his career at KPMG, and then spent nearly 20 years in the child protection sector, working with SOS Children’s Villages International across Africa, developing specialist expertise in both financial and operational audits, systems and M&E. Most recently, Mike was Vice President at Marshall’s University College in Accra, responsible for governance, finance, internal processes, operations and strategic planning.

    Elvis is the Project Officer in charge of the Nestle/ECOM project. He has worked in the sector for the past thirteen (13) towards the promotion of child protection and empowerment of assembly and community level actors. He has also facilitated the development of community action plans in over 300 communities.
    Prior to joining ICI, Elvis worked with IBIS Ghana, Federation Commodities and Winrock International.

    Andrews Asamoah joined ICI in April 2018, as a Project Manager, based in Accra.

    Andrews graduated from the University of Ghana ( Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research) with a Master of Arts in Development Studies.

    Andrews has more than 10 years of experience in Development Planning and Project Management. Recently, Andrews worked as Program Coordinator for the Natural Family Planning (NFP) with the Catholic Relief Services , he also doubled the Senior Program Officer for the Global Alliance for Vaccine and Immunization (GAVI) with the same Institution.

    Emmanuel Benchie has joined ICI Ghana team on the 01st of January 2018, as Finance Specialist, based in Accra.

    Emmanuel graduated from the University of Cape Coast with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. He is also a Chartered Accountant.

    Emmanuel has a combined more than 8 years of experience in Accounting & Finance. Recently, Emmanuel worked as Project Accountant with FHI360 (USAID Partnership for Education).

    Prince is responsible for the implementation of projects and programmes in Ghana. He supports the child labour and protection related trainings for supply chain/industry staff and national/district level actors. As a community development expert, he has vast experience in the field of child labour, child protection, environment, water and sanitation governance, health and education. He has eight years of experience with UNDP Ghana, Action Aid Ghana, Concern Universal, GIZ, and Ghana Aids Commission.

    Frank is responsible for coordinating the Child Labour Monitoring and Remediation Systems (CLMRS) project in Ghana. He is a Development practitioner with seven (7) years progressive work experience in the cocoa sector utilizing expertise in child protection and project implementation. Prior to ICI, Frank worked for the National Programme for the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour in Cocoa (NPECLC) under Ghana’s Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations (MELR) as a Programme Remediation Officer.

    While at NPECLEC, he worked with decentralized structures in 47 cocoa growing districts and local structures in 525 communities steering interventions for the protection of children and empowering vulnerable households economically.

    Miriam joined ICI team in October 2017. Coming from a solid Human Resource & Administration background,
    Miriam worked as a Human Resource & Admin. Officer at Marshalls University College and as the Coordinator of Meridian Pre-University College both subsidiaries of Meridian-Marshalls Holdings (MMH) Co. Ltd. Ghana. She was in charge of HR support and general administration.

    Irene joined ICI in April, 2017. A development practitioner with expertise in Communications and interest in gender, Irene previously worked with the World University Service of Canada and Action for Rural Education. Most recently, she was in charge of communications for the Global Water Partnership in Ghana.

    Michael is responsible for the Monitoring and Evaluation of ICI's operations and interventions Ghana . He combines extensive experience in Research as well as practical skills in the designing and implementation of M&E systems and databases.
    Before joining the ICI team, Michael worked with SOS Children’s Villages Ghana, USAID and School of Public Health (University of Ghana).

    Charles is the Field Associate working on the Nestle Child Labour Monitoring and Remediation System (CLMRS) Project in six (6) Districts in the Ashante Region of Ghana. He has a vast experience of working on a number of developmental projects, such as the ILO/IPEC Cocoa Community Project in Suhum and Ayensuano District as the Project Coordinator; the Ghana Adolescent Reproductive Health Project in Atebubu Amanten and Pru Districts as the Project Officer; the HIV Stigmatization Project in the New Juaben Municipality as the M&E Officer.

    Isaac, a professional in Cocoa Sustainability with extensive knowledge of social work principles, techniques and practices, is the Field Associate for the Child Labour Monitoring and Remediation System (CLMRS) in the Suhum – Ghana. Prior to working at ICI, Vifa worked as a Technical Officer for Barry Callebaut Cocoa Horizons and a Zonal Manager for the Akuafo Adamfo UTZ Certification projects.

    Aikins facilitates and coordinates all field activities in communities and at the district level in Sefwi Wiawso. With seven years of professional experience in rural and community development with Rural Environmental Care (RECA), he joined ICI in May 2014. Aikins has implemented various programmes in child labour elimination, natural resource management, conflict resolution and management and environmental sustainability.

    Jonathan is the Field Assistant for the Child Labor Monitoring and Remediation System (CLMRS) in Akim Oda and Asamankese cocoa districts in the Eastern Region. He is a professional Social worker with vast experience in Community Development. Prior to working with ICI, Jonathan worked with International Service Ghana on the NFED Livelihood Empowerment project in the Savelugu-Nanton Municipality, and recently worked with World University Service of Canada as a Community Development Facilitator on the WAGES project.

    Benedict executes and monitors development interventions in ICI assisted communities. Aside from collecting data and reporting on activities at the community level, he facilitates stakeholder engagement on child protection and child labour interventions in the Wassa Amenfi Districts. He joined ICI from the Rural Technology Facility, a cluster under the Rural Enterprises Project. His field experience lies in areas such as child protection, water, sanitation and livelihoods.

    Eugene joined ICI in January 2017 as the Information Systems Associate. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Statistics. He has combined 5 years of experience in IT. His recent work was at Accra Institute of Technology, Accra as the Head of Systems Development and Support.

    Anthony Quaicoe, is a Community Development Associate based in New Juaben Municipal Assembly in Eastern Region of Ghana. In charge of the daily interaction with the communities in his catchment area, he plays a key role in developing stronger community support and involvement helping to building community capacity, and fostering friendship and goodwill. Working with other stakeholders — Community Child Protection Committees (CCPC), women groups and local government unit committees — Anthony ensures projects identify with the challenges faced by children. Prior to joining ICI in April 2016, he worked with Help Advance Community Opportunity Goals (HACOG) in Wassa East District in the Western Region.

    Lawson recently worked with Best Trustees Construction Company Limited, as an Executive Assistant and has vast experience in administrative and procurement work.

    Foster has 9years working experience in developmental & NGO work.
    His last/most recent place of work was - Pagus Africa (Center For Achievement), as the Youth and Community Development Coordinator.

    Dickson possesses excellent driving skills and has a thorough understanding of driving laws. He maintains accurate records of journeys, fuel issues, oil, log / mileage sheets etc. He is responsible for regularly checking the condition & safety of the ICI vehicles. He joined ICI in September 2012. Prior to joining ICI, Dickson performed similar roles at Ghana’s Ministry of Roads and Highways, Enterprise Car Rentals and Sutherland & Sutherland Architectural Limited.

    Francis joined ICI in December 2020 with over 15 years’ driving experience in both short and long-distance driving. He possesses excellent driving skills and has a thorough understanding of driving laws. He maintains accurate records of journeys, fuel issues, oil, log / mileage sheets etc. He is responsible for regularly checking the condition & safety of the ICI vehicles. Prior to joining ICI, Francis performed similar roles at Solidaridad. Francis is particularly effective in performing vehicle’s precautionary maintenance repairs.

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