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Level
Doctoral Student
Nationality
Ghana
Date of Enrolment
October 1, 2015
Primary Advisor
Aya SUZUKI
Biography
I am a Ghanaian with a background in Agribusiness. My undergraduate and graduate studies were all in Agribusiness from the University of Ghana, Legon. In total its about fifteen (15) years of progressive educational and work experience in agribusiness and private sector development, farmer education and training, food security, poverty reduction, rural development, monitoring and evaluation.

I spend my free time singing, jogging, photography, touring forests, visiting farmers farms and volunteering to raise funds for a rice farmer Cooperative.

In the last four (4) years I have been heavily engaged with a team of researchers from the World Bank with monitoring and evaluation duties in financial inclusion (developing banking products and mobile money, aimed at helping salaried workers and informal sector people in Ghana to save, invest, and to bring them into the formal financial sector, to reduce poverty and vulnerability).
Research Title
Impact of Mobile Money on Individuals Payments and investments in Ghana
Reserch Keywords
Financial Inclusion, Mobile Money, Payments, Domestic remittance, Investments
Research Interests
Financial inclusion (developing banking product and mobile money for the unbanked and under banked), agricultural mechanization, food security, sustainable agriculture and livelihood, sustainable environment.
Awards
International Food and Policy Research Institute Graduate Research Scholarship, October 2012.