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.

    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.

    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.

    Emmanuel joined the ICI family in April 2017 and is responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of ICI Ghana’s operations and interventions. He previously worked at Catholic Relief Services as Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Specialist, World Vision Ghana as Design, Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator as well as Research Fellow at the Institute of Local Government Studies. As a monitoring and evaluation professional, he has experience in designing and implementing M&E systems for various programmes and projects including child protection, WASH, agriculture and livelihoods, education, health and governance.

    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.

    Samuel implements and monitors projects for ICI at the community level. He interacts with stakeholders in ICI assisted communities on their plans and initiatives for child protection and child labour interventions within the Assin North & Assin South Districts of Ghana. He supports ICI in collecting data and reporting on activities. Prior to ICI, he worked with Oasis Foundation International (OFI), an implementing partner of ICI in Ghana.

    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.

    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.

    Moses assists the finance and administrative department at the ICI office in Ghana. He ensures ICI vehicles and the on-site generator are properly maintainted and that the delivery and collection of written documents are done in a timely manner. Prior to joining ICI Ghana in September 2012, he worked with First Star Travel and Tour. Moses has four years experience and holds a Certificate in Professional Development in Administrative Assistance and is currently undertaking a degree program in BSc Business Administration.

    George ensures he drives staff safely to ICI assisted communities. Over his sixteen year career, he has developed the ability to drive carefully in a safe and courteous manner, to strict time schedules and in compliance with traffic regulations. Prior to ICI, George performed similar roles at Ghana’s Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations (M.E.L.R), the National Programme for the Elimination of Child Labour in Cocoa (NPECLC) and Winrock International and a number of car rental service providers.

    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.

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