Emmanuel SampsonEmmanuel is a graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK. He has enormous interest in international development and has working experience in both the NGO sector as well as the private sector. Emmanuel worked as a Consultant for CARE International, UK providing research and advisory services on its Cocoa Life Project (a partnership with Mondelez International) in Ghana and Cote D’Ivoire. He examined the role of farmer-based organizations in enhancing smallholder participation in agricultural value chains in West Africa. The work explored and better defined the key drivers and challenges of farmer based organizations in Ghana and Ivory Coast in facilitating an effective and sustainable participation of smallholders in agricultural value chains, while it also outlined recommendations for most appropriate support.

He is currently working to help build agricultural portfolios within rural communities in Ghana through private-public partnership with business and corporate organizations. He has previously worked with the Global Fund for Aids, and with the AngloGold Ashanti Malaria Control Programme in Ghana as the Procurement/Logistics Officer for its Southern Ghana operations. He is also experienced in the private sector, having worked with reputable companies within the banking, telecommunication and mining industries in Ghana such as HFC Bank, MTN and AngloGold Ashanti in the past.