Yaw Adu-Gyamfi Co-Founder and CEO


Yaw Adu-Gyamfi, is a Social Entrepreneur and as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Centre for Social Innovations (CSI), he leads a team to empower change-makers in Ghana making use of design thinking and asset based community development approaches to harness local resources and lived experiences to address social and environmental challenges. Yaw is also an expert in cluster development with experience in managing programs with World Vision International in Ghana, and projects funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs Trade and Development of Canada, USAID and Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA).

 He is the first Ghanaian Atlas Corps Fellow (2011), an International Monetary Fund (IMF) Youth Fellow (2015) and a cluster facilitator at the Pan African Competitiveness Forum(PACF), a network that works to enhance the competitiveness of African countries through bottom up development. As a member of the Open African Innovation Research (OpenAIR), Yaw conducts research in Ghana and collaboratively across Africa on the role of intellectual property in open development – highlighting the how innovators, creators and entrepreneurs turn knowledge into concrete practices that have the potential to transform economies and drive human development forward. He enjoys reading, problem solving and traveling to new areas for inspiration.

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