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ACHEAMPONG TUTU

BOARD / EXECUTIVE PRESIDENT

INTRODUCTORY MESSAGE

Use what you have to get what you want, I have Jesus!
Acheampong Tutu, humble, curious, and a deep thinker has spent four years ( 2009- 2013) in the University of Ghana, Legon to read and graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Family and Consumer Science,Linguistics. He took some other courses in Public Administration in the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS). He holds a professional training certificate in Project Management and Sales and Marketing Management with Logos Business School.
In the University, aside academic work, he joined social groups (AIESEC, UN Students Association, German Club, and APSUHOPSA) and through commitment, he developed profound interest in bringing people together to engage them in beneficial courses of life.

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In the year 2012, as the Deputy Director of Conference Management and General Assembly of the proud and first Tertiary Model United Nations Conference in Ghana, GIMUN, he realized a lot through diligence and being the ‘people’ person. He believes a lot in Henry Ford’s word, ‘’Coming together is beginning; staying together is progress and working together is success’’. He has not relented in connecting or assembling like-minds (mostly youth) to champion productive courses of life.
2013 – 2014, he rose from a Deputy Conference manager to be at the helms of affairs in the total organization of Ghana International Model United Nations conference. Whilst he was the Conference Director, he played roles in other social groups on campus but that could not derail him from taking the biggest challenge of his life – organizing an International Conference within a month and breaking new grounds. His affection in seeing people come together to achieve a common goal did not cease even after school, because he got involved in the activities of International Student Festival in Trondheim and after going through vetting and selection process, he became the ISFiT Ambassador of Ghana.
For similar reasons to the holding of the above positions, the Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of Ghana in conjunction with Blaq Media Production realized his competency and appointed him as the commissioner for the Model ECOWAS Summit held in the year 2014 at Accra International Conference Centre, Ghana.

‘’Success is not final and failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.’’- Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill’s words have proven right and he has a testimony – ‘’out of my biggest challenge in life is the birth of the biggest International Project in my life and the God-given courage will take me through.’’

‘’You can if you think you can’’ – Norman Vincent Peale

In conclusion, people of different race and religion have come together with like-minds to accomplish tasks which will translate empowerment into development. IFED honours all the richly endowed minds that have come on board to drive the mission of empowering people to lead to development.‘’I can never conclude without acknowledging the support of partners.Therefore, on behalf of IFED, I recognize your contribution and wish you success as we journey the mission of Empowerment and Development.‘’

ACHEAMPONG TUTU
EXECUTIVE PRESIDENT (IFED)

Daniel Nana Yaw Acheampong

DANIEL ACHEAMPONG

BOARD / EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

“If we prepare today, we can look to the future with confidence”
Daniel Nana Yaw Acheampong is an analytical thinker, optimistic social entrepreneur, curious young executive and community leader who is keen on effecting change on the continent of Africa. He is also passionate about youth development and capacity building. He once served as a research assistant at the office of parliament, Ghana. He is a graduate from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree. He was a member of the Ghana Student Parliament (KNUST Branch), where he once served as a public relations officer for the house. His humble nature earned him leadership roles during his days at the university as a member of the judicial committee of the biggest hall in West Africa (Unity Hall, KNUST); a deputy judicial committee chair (faculty of Art, KNUST); the judicial committee chair and head of constitutional review committee (Ashanti Student Union, KNUST) etc. He has been inspired throughout his life by different leaders who have fought for youth empowerment, illiteracy, racism, unemployment, apartheid, extremism and diseases.
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Understanding of international affairs and knowledge of the United Nations among young people through the medium of Model United Nations is an initiative that he encourages. He has participated in many local and international conferences such as London International Model UN 2015, African International Model UN 2013, Model Ecowas 2013, Ghana International Model UN 2013/2012 and many others alike. His involvement in such conferences both local and international, has allowed him to meet people from different countries with different backgrounds and cultures. This experience has shaped his perspective of international relations and enabled him to grasp the difficulties facing the world today. Apart from being a member of the board of directors and the executive Vice President of IFED, Daniel has also served as the conference director for the first IFED Youth Diplomacy Conference (IYDC, 2015) Accra, Ghana in West Africa. He has played a major role in helping the young indigenous of Adansi Abedwum in the Ashanti region of Ghana to understand the power, influence and knowledge gained through reading, above all education.

“Collaborative activism” of the youth of Africa in championing for the right and freedom of the world, and empowering the youth to take future responsibilities of the world is Daniel’s sole motive for life, and believes with togetherness we can make a difference in creating the world we want to live for tomorrow.

DANIEL NANA YAW ACHEAMPONG
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT (IFED)

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ANN ADU-DARKO

BOARD / EXECUTIVE MEMBER (PROGRAMME COORDINATOR,DDTP)

Ann Adu-Darko is board/executive member of IFED. She chairs the Diplomacy & Development Training co-ordinating committee. Currently pursuing a Masters in Organizational Leadership and Governance. She is founder of Ann Philanthropies Group; an NGO that seeks to empower widows. She is also the founder of a startup NGO called; Ghana Must Read.

Ann is focused on the development and wellbeing of various communities, and looks to impact the youth with the zeal to make a global impact from Africa to the rest of the world; using IFED as one of the many means.
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ANNETTE L. BOYE-MOSES

BOARD / EXECUTIVE MEMBER (IFED DIASPORA-UK)

Annette L. Boye-Moses is a highly motivated professional who is inspired by youth development and racial equality. She is committed to the development of young individuals in Africa; young individuals who are eager to effect positive transformation within their society and set on becoming great influential leaders. Her various experiences working with regulators, councils and schools has allowed her the opportunity to mentor and coach young people in the areas of financial literacy and skills development for the working environment. Outside of the academics and working environment, she is passionate about music and teaches young people how to harness their musical abilities.
Annette is a firm believer of sharing knowledge, as well as team work and is convinced that where there is unity, much is achieved.

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CHRISTOPHER FYNN

BOARD & LEGAL

Chris is a Research Associate with the firm Landmark @ Legal, a corporate, investment and Tax Advisory Law Firm. Chris, however concentrates his practice in real estate, labour , immigration and co-operate law, with an emphasis in acquisition and real estate investment and disputes. He also has an envious track record in landlord and tenant disputes. His background in Land Economy allows him to integrate technical experience into his representation of landowners, developers, and potential investors in the industry.
Despite this, Chris during his undergraduate studies took keen interest in international relations and diplomacy as such made it a conscious effort to participate in several international exchange programmes where he broadened his horizon according.
Prior to deciding on a career in Law, Chris had a Land Economist career where he served in project and facility management positions for clients. He understands the land governmental institutions and departments as a result of years of experience working there. The various projects he has administered or being involved in included renewable energy site acquisitions, Greater Accra redevelopment, recreation and leisure facilities management and development, home finance, and a number of luxurious high rise apartment owner representations.
Chris enjoys traveling, swimming and volunteering with not for profit organizations involved with children, teenagers, convicts and ex-cons and his local church. Some of his current representations to NGO apart from IFED are Orphans Cake Foundation, Philadelphia Prison Ministry of Tesano Baptist Church Ghana, and the Legal Outreach Team of the Ghana School of Law.
Chris helps ensure that the legal framework of IFED is kept in place, as well ensuring all acts of IFED are within the Organization’s adopted Charter( Regulations). He also advices with the consultation of his firm on all Legal issues that arises.

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ERNEST OBENG CHUKU

BOARD / CREATIVE AND TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Ernest Obeng Chuku is a young and highly motivated person born in Accra. He is a product of Presbyterian Boys Senior High and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences from the University of Cape Coast. He is proactive and creative with demonstrated outstanding track of team play.Ernest has over five (5) years of progressive experience in graphics designing. He also has about three years’ experience in field research in General Aquaculture, Fish Breeding Technology and Hatchery Management and Operations. He worked with the CSIR-Water Research Institute-ARDEC as Senior Technical Officer, where, he supervised and provided technical support to international scientific research projects.

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ROBERT AKOTO AMOAFO

MEMBER, BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Robert Akoto Amoafo is a human rights advocate and personal development coach/trainer. He has worked with various organisations and has risen through the ranks of leadership to his current role as the Technical Advisor/Key Populations Liaison at FHI360 before which he served as the Executive Director of Human Rights Advocacy Centre.
Mr. Robert Akoto Amoafo holds an Executive Certificate in Project Management and Strategic Communication. He is a graduate of the University of Ghana and holds a Bachelors Degree in English and Information Studies. He also holds a certificate in Conflict Management, Gender and Human Rights from the Centre for Conflict Resolution, Cape Town South Africa.

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MAUA OSORO

EXECUTIVE MEMBER / (CO-COORDINATOR, YADC)

As an Economics student at the University of Glasgow, I have been exposed to the calamities inflicting the African economy and its community at large. A mere insight has triggered an immense fascination and eagerness to make a positive impact in my country, Kenya and Africa at large. As such I have taken active role in volunteering in exchange project within Africa, that are aimed at community development. Additionally, an instinctive passion for youth development has been shaped by participation in an array of leadership conferences the Aspire to lead- Women Youth Leadership Conference hosted by PWC London, as well as being a delegate at the International Youth Leadership Conference in Malaysia. I will also be facilitating the International Youth Leadership Conference in Cape Town, where I will similarly assist in managing conference affairs and coordination.

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EMMANUEL ARKO DADZIE

EXECUTIVE MEMBER- (PROGRAMME COORDINATOR, IYDC)

Emmanuel H. A. Dadzie is a young gentleman motivated by the saying determination is the gate way to distinction. A good team player, a goal getter and very fluent in English and some Ghanaian languages. He is also passionate about youth development and building. He hails from Cape Coast in the Central Region of Ghana the land of rich history in colonialism, education and once upon a time the capital of the Gold Coast. He is a graduate of Radford University College with Bsc. Business Administration. (Human Resource Management), he is the former SRC President and has worked with the Anglican Mission School, Mfantsiman Printing Press, Agricultural Development Bank (ADB)and other institutions. He’s been involved in Model United Nations (MUN) since 2006 till date, chaired and moderated other major youth conferences poised at solving issues to make the world a better place for us and the next generation such as Ghana International Model United Nations, life-Link Tertiary Model United Nations,One World African Youth Summit (OWAYS), African Youth Empowerment Forum, Model African Youth Summit etc. He was once upon a time Most Informed, Honorable Mentioned and so on. He rose from being a delegate to join the General Assembly officials including: Committee Chairperson, President of the General Assembly (PGA) and the Secretary General (SG).He has also been involved with religious activities such as Anglican Servers Guild Secretary and treasurer for diocesan and parish levels respectively and others.
The world suffers a lot not because of the violence of bad people but because of the silence of good people (by Napoleon Bonaparte 1769).

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SAMUEL AMOFA ASANTE

EXECUTIVE MEMBER / (COMMUNICATION/ CO-COORDINATOR,IYDC)

Samuel Amofa Asante is a young Ghanaian who is currently working as a Research Assistant at Parliament of Ghana.
He read a combined Major in Political Science and Information Studies at the University of Ghana. For the past five years, he has amass great experience in project management and organisational management. He has professional training certificates in Project Managment (PMI), Strategic Management, and Human Resource Management.
He has a strong passion for International Relations and Humanitarian works and as such has worked with United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) – Accra, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Regional Integration of Ghana. Also, he has worked as a Manager of an NGO for two years. Samuel have six years of practical experience in various voluntary services.
He has been a MUNer for five years now. His MUN participation ranges from Ghana International Model United Nations (GIMUN) conferences, Life-link Model United Nation Conference, Model ECOWAS Summit, to Model AU Summit. He is renewed for winning Best Position Paper in almost all the conferences he attends.
Samuel played the role of PGA for the maiden edition of IYDC – Accra in 2015.
He believes that we can do all things if only we put our minds and strength to work it out into reality.

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ANDY BOAKYE-YIADOM ADASI

LEGAL ASSISTANCE

Hi there! I am Andy!
Andy Boakye Adasi had his Junior High School education at the Pentecost Preparatory and Junior High School, Koforidua. He subsequently attended Pope John Senior High School and Minor Seminary also in Koforidua. After completion, he proceeded to the University of Ghana for Bachelors Degree in History and Linguistics. Andy is currently pursuing his Masters Degree in International Affairs and Diplomacy at the Legon Centre for International Affairs and Diplomacy (LECIAD).
He had his first Model United Nations experience as delegate, representing Angola, then Belgium thereafter. In the year 2014, He was appointed the Vice President of the General Assembly (Asian Bloc). In the next, was appointed the President of the Security Council and as the Director of International Relations at the Ghana International Model United Nations.
He will be the Chairman of the Legal Committee at the IFED Youth Diplomacy Conference (IYDC), Accra. He is of a firm belief that this conference will deepen and expand his horizon and further shape him as a Global Actor. He also believes that, participating in Model United Nations on any level and in any country can afford delegates not only an opportunity to practice public speaking, sharpen their debating and negotiation skills,train them in improving their style of writing and introduce them to the world of diplomacy, but can also boost confidence and establish networks around the world.
Andy sees himself as a global thinker and a service oriented professional who offers a unique combination of creativity and analytical skills with the ability to access both vantage points to help build and cause the change the world envisage.
Andy enjoys reading, travelling and making friends. He believes Model United Nations are a good platform to realise the future leaders of Ghana and Africa at large. He looks forward to working with all other delegates and officials to have the best MUN experience in August 2016.

Joseph Mensah

JOSEPH MENSAH

EXECUTIVE MEMBER / PROGRAMS

Born and raised in Ghana, Joseph has always been keen on contributing his quota to improve the developing world. He is currently pursuing a dual master’s degree in international relations in St. Petersburg and Paris. Joseph is indeed very passionate about the work of the United Nations and has an ecstatic interest in humanity, international security, diplomacy, culture and art.
He has passionately participated in some of the world’s most prestigious Model UN conferences, taking up a great spectrum of roles, in some very thrilling cities inter alia St. Petersburg, Accra, Zurich, Cambridge, London, New York, Oxford, Sofia, Durham, Boston, Lagos, Fife, Moscow, Cluj-Napoca, Bucharest. Joseph has also had the rare privilege of meeting people from over 150 countries and this has really shaped his perspective of international relations.
Joseph is particularly delighted to see that you are drawn to the intellectual challenge of tackling the problems of the international community at IYDC, but this goes without saying that he is excited about the exceptional privilege of meeting passionate, inspired and intelligent people from around the world.

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DERRICK SARKWA

EXECUTIVE MEMBER / PROGRAMS COORDINATOR FOR VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP & EXCHANGE PROGRAM (VIEP)

“ Don’t just aspire to make a living, aspire to make a difference”
From his inspiring background to his aspiring legacy, Derrick Sarkwa has dedicated to make a difference in this generation and beyond. His career journey began after high school, he was offered a temporal job at Higher Learning, an educational consulting firm in Accra. Derrick was hired as Program Coordinator and was responsible for managing the Higher Learning office at British Council, Accra. Later that same year,he successful gained admission to the University of Ghana for his Bachelors degree. In the University, Derrick joined AIESEC, an international student run organization present in over 120 Countries as a member and gradually took up various leadership roles. As a member he was committed and determined to make his project successful despite various challenges they encountered and based on that he was appointed as a Team Leader on the Incoming Exchange Team and later appointed the Head of Exchange Programs for AIESEC. As Director of Exchange Programs, he facilitated a lot of exchanges from various entities in Nigeria, Ivory Coast,
Benin, Brazil, Germany, Mexico, Columbia, Ecuador, Canada, Japan, Australia, Netherlands, Poland, China, USA and many others. He also managed, sustained and developed various collaboration with Corporate and Non-corporate firms in Ghana to provide Exchange and internship opportunities for AIESEC. Some of the firms he raised and managed as partners during his term includes BBNZ Live, Wishes Alliance, Imexco, Care Net Ghana and Volta Presentation. Derrick and his Executive Board team won the best Local financial sustainable committee in Ghana and the best overall local committee that same year. Also, on the international Level, his Local Committee won the West Africa Role Model award.

Outside of AIESEC, Derrick Sarkwa also has worked with some companies in the area of Event Management, Project Management (Real Estate), NGO Management and Branding. He is passionate about Entrepreneurship, Youth Empowerment and Development.

Currently, he is the Founder and  Managing Director of Real Living Home, a one-stop shop real estate service and solution company in Ghana.

In summary, his life is about grace and it gets better and interesting as the days go by.