The CARISCA Project has expertise in supply chain management, assessment, training and learning, inclusion, and project management. We will leverage the combined experience to realize the vision of KNUST as a source of supply chain expertise in Ghana and regionally, creating inclusive training and educational programs that empower a diverse group of supply chain professionals and building local, regional and global networks of partners. These efforts can transform the supply chain in Ghana, creating many positive impacts on systems, communities, and individuals.

CARISCA’s four focus areas or components, Research, Stakeholder Engagement, Curricula, and Access and Inclusion, have a corresponding component team. There is overlap among the teams to promote the cross-pollination of ideas, capitalize on synergies, and prevent information silos.  

ASU-based Team

Dale Rogers

Dale Rogers

Executive Director and Principal Investigator

Dale Rogers is the ON Semiconductor Professor of Business in Supply Chain Management and director of the Frontier Economies Logistics Lab. He is a leading researcher in reverse logistics, sustainable supply chain management, supply chain finance and secondary markets. On the CARISCA project, he provides project leadership, research, and curricular oversight, and facilitates the CARISCA Advisory Board.

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Tom Choi

Thomas Choi

Senior Technical Advisor and Component 2 Co-Lead

Tom Choi is an ASU Regents Professor and co-director of ASU’s Complex Adaptive Supply Networks Research Accelerator (CASN-RA). He studies the upstream side of supply chains and guides research-strengthening activities. [Bio] [Google Scholar]

Mohan Gopalakrishnan

Mohan Gopalakrishnan

Senior Technical Advisor

Mohan Gopalakrishnan is senior associate dean for the W. P. Carey School of Business and a professor of supply chain management. He is an expert in health and humanitarian supply chains and guides governance and curriculum. [Bio] [Google Scholar]

Katy Keane

Katy Keane

Senior Technical Advisor

Katy Keane is a teaching professor in supply chain management at ASU. She provides technical assistance on forecasting, inventory planning, and business processes in supply chains and advising on the development of the CPE curriculum for CARISCA.

[Bio]

Adegoke Oke

Adegoke Oke

Senior Technical Advisor and Component 1 Co-Lead

Adegoke Oke, professor of supply chain management and department chair, is a global authority on supply chain disruptions in developing countries and serves as ASU faculty for the MasterCard Foundation Scholars in partnership with KNUST. [Bio] [Google Scholar]

Roseanne Schuster

Roseanne Schuster

Senior Technical Advisor and Component 4 Co-Lead

Roseanne Schuster is an assistant research scientist and director of monitoring, evaluation, and learning for the Global Impact Collaboratory. She specializes in evaluation and health systems environments, advises monitoring and evaluation activities, and provides technical assistance on gender-informed research and outreach activities.

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Joseph Van Orden

Joseph Van Orden

Senior Technical Advisor and Component 3 Co-Lead

Joseph Van Orden is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Supply Chain Management. He teaches classes in logistics, operations management, quality, statistics and supply chain management. He has published articles in health care operations and innovation. Additionally, he consults with companies designing supply chain solutions for their customers. [Bio]

David Schlinkert

David Schlinkert

Project Director

David Schlinkert provides oversight and leadership for the USAID-funded CARISCA project.

[Bio]

Barby Grant

Barby Grant

Senior Director of Communications

Barby Grant oversees all communication and marketing efforts for CARISCA, including publications, email communications, the website, social media, public relations and event promotion. [Bio]

Alma Telibecirevic

Alma Telibecirevic

Business Development and Events Manager

Alma Telibecirevic helps strategically steer CARISCA’s growth through targeted business development strategies and impactful event coordination. [Bio]

KNUST-based Team

Nathaniel Boso

Nathaniel Boso

Director of the CARISCA Centre and Component 1 Co-Lead

Nathaniel Boso, director of CARISCA, provides overall oversight and leadership of the CARISCA Center at KNUST. [Bio] [Google Scholar]

John Manso Frimpong

John Manso Frimpong

Senior Technical Advisor and Component 3 Co-Lead

John Manso Frimpong, lecturer in supply chain, coordinates KNUST’s executive/professional training programs in procurement, logistics, and supply chains and will expand these programs under CARISCA.[Bio] [Google Scholar]

John Serbe Marfo

John Serbe Marfo

Senior Technical Advisor and Component 2 Co-Lead

John Serbe Marfo, lecturer in supply chain, brings extensive research and consulting experience and is responsible for developing strategies and leading research on health care supply chain innovation and technology.

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Abdul Muntaka

Abdul Samed Muntaka

Senior Technical Advisor and Component 3 Co-Lead

Abdul Samed Muntaka specializes in commodity supply chains. He is responsible for developing strategies and leading research on agriculture supply chain innovation and coordinating all academic programs for CARISCA.

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Matilda Owusu-Bio

Matilda Owusu-Bio

Senior Technical Advisor and Component 4 Co-Lead

Matilda Owusu-Bio is a lecturer in the Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems. Her research focus is in supply chain management, humanitarian logistics, and the gender dynamics within these business management fields. 

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Amos Ato Eghan

Amos Ato Eghan

Director of Operations and Component 2 Co-Lead

As director of operations for CARISCA, Amos Ato Eghan is responsible for directing and coordinating activities, managing the CARISCA KNUST administration, expense control and staff management. He also ensures that CARISCA KNUST activities and expenditures comply with the cooperative agreement.

Kekeli-Adonu

Kekeli Adonu

Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning

Kekeli Adonu is responsible for creating CARISCA’s monitoring, evaluation and learning plan and reporting progress toward reaching key indicators and project outcomes. 

[Bio]

Owusu-Acheampong

Owusu Acheampong

Center Accountant

Owusu Acheampong is responsible to the center director for the financial administration of CARISCA, ensuring all expenses are allowable and have proper documentation and justification, the timely submission of invoices and tracking project expenses and cost share to date.

Collins Dankwa

Collins Boakye Dankwa

Center Manager

Collins Boakye Dankwa is the center manager for CARISCA. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations, managing work plans and budgets, mentoring staff and supporting students and faculty, and developing stakeholder relationships that are key to CARISCA’s success. [Bio]

Evans Kwasi Ankomah

Evans Kwasi Ankomah Junior

Client Relations Manager

Evans Kwasi Ankomah Junior plays an important role in building and maintaining strong relationships with CARISCA’s students, partners and stakeholders. He is responsible for successfully executing strategies to help ensure CARISCA’s long-term sustainability. [Bio]

Elsie Addae

Elsie Konadu Addae

Events and Logistics Manager

Elsie Konadu Addae manages administrative activities and processes in support of project events, workshops and meetings. In particular, she oversees event logistics, cost tracking and vendor negotiations. [Bio]

Christa Nyameye Agyemang

Christa Nyameye Agyemang

Assistant Communications Director

Christa Nyameye Agyemang helps manage project communications. Her responsibilities include creating promotional materials, maintaining content on the CARISCA website at KNUST, overseeing compliance with CARISCA’s branding and marking plan and contributing to the project newsletter.

Benjamin Ashong

Benjamin Ashong

Information Technology Officer

Benjamin Ashong oversees information technology to ensure the smooth running of CARISCA activities. He is responsible for the design and deployment of all IT systems and services.
Jesse Anim

Jesse Anim

Innovation Lab Technical Manager

Jesse Anim serves as technical manager for the Innovation Lab, an entrepreneurial training hub and innovation incubator at KNUST. An accomplished software developer and innovator, he is passionate about working with young people to identify and develop original solutions to supply chain issues.

Stephen Frimpong

Stephen Boakye Frimpong

Innovation Lab Administrative Manager

Stephen Frimpong is administrative manager for the Innovation Lab at KNUST. The lab serves as an entrepreneurial training hub and innovation incubator. Stephen has won awards for his own entrepreneurial innovations.

Nana Ama Tawiah

Nana Ama Tawiah

Career Services Manager

Nana Ama Tawiah manages the Career Services Office, which helps prepare KNUST business students for the job market and links them to Ghanaian and international employers. The office also coordinates internship programs and provides mentoring and career counseling services.
Felicity Asiedu-Appiah

Felicity Aseidu-Appiah

Career Services Technical Consultant

As technical consultant for CARISCA’s Career Services Office, Felicity Aseidu-Appiah analyzes office practices and offers recommendations to improve its effectiveness. She also is an associate professor in KNUST School of Business’ Department of Human Resource and Organizational Development.
Michelle Frempong

Michelle Frempong

Career Services Fellow

Michelle Frempong provides personalized career counseling and activities for KNUST business students in her role as fellow in the Career Services Office.
Bridget Maame Dentu

Bridget Maame Dentu

Career Services Assistant

Bridget Maame Dentu coordinates the daily operations of the Career Services Office and provides clerical support to the office manager.
Martin Agbodzi

Martin Mawutor Agbodzi

Research and Training Coordinator

Martin Agbodzi is responsible for managing CARISCA research and training activities in collaboration with center partners and ensuring the inclusive participation of disadvantaged groups.
Priscilla Adusei

Priscilla Adusei

Accounting Assistant

Priscilla Adusei assists the accountant with the financial administration of CARISCA. In this role, she documents, tracks, keeps records and runs reports of all financial transactions.

Robert-Aidoo

Robert Aidoo

Research Faculty

Robert Aidoo focuses on agricultural supply chain activities in Ghana and a member of Components 2 and 3. He specializes in the development and functionality of agricultural commodity value chains and hopes to bring his vast experience in agricultural/agribusiness research to bear on CARISCA activities.

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Emmanuel Anin

Emmanuel Anin

Research Faculty

Emmanuel Kwabena Anin is a senior lecturer at Kumasi Technical University (KsTU) and a research associate at the Regional Transport Research and Education Centre at KNUST. His research interests span interfirm relationship governance, strategic purchasing, supply chain integration and procurement audit. His current research focuses on sustainability and resilience in small and medium-sized enterprises. [Google Scholar]

Listowel-Appiah

Listowel Owusu Appiah

Research Faculty

Listowel Owusu Appiah is an emerging researcher with specific interest in sustainable supply chain management and resilience. His research focuses on how cultural, institutional and market factors influence the adoption, sustenance and performance outcomes of sustainability in Africa’s supply chains.

Henry Atabburo

Henry Ataburo

Research Faculty

Henry Ataburo is a research fellow under the O.R. Tambo Africa Research Chair Initiative at the KNUST School of Business. Driven by problem-solving, he takes a keen interest in providing solutions to operational bottlenecks through research focusing on supply chain operations strategy, resilience (i.e., related supply chain disruptions/vulnerabilities) and sustainability. [Google Scholar]

Richard Boso

Richard Boso

Research Faculty

Richard Boso is a lecturer at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). His research interests include green supply chain management, policy/program impact evaluation, demand forecasting and inventory modelling, and CSR in the mining industry. [Google Scholar]

Dominic Essuman

Research Faculty

Dominic Essuman is a lecturer in sustainable management at the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom. His research interests revolve around supply chain strategy, resilience and sustainability. [Bio] [Google Scholar]

Emmanuel Gyabeng

Emmanuel Gyabeng

Research Faculty

Emmanuel Gyabeng specializes in grant proposal writing for CARISCA. An independent consultant and advisor in finance, banking, strategy, research and development, he has worked on numerous international projects and for multinational companies.
Priscilla Mante

Priscilla Kolibea Mante

Research Faculty

Priscilla Kolibea Mante is a senior lecturer at the Department of Pharmacology at KNUST. She is also a pharmacist with a specialization in neuropharmacology and several years’ experience with health commodity selection, quantification, procurement and quality assurance.

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Emmanuel Kweku Quansah

Research Faculty

Emmanuel Kweku Quansah is a senior lecturer in operations and supply chain management at Southampton Solent University, United Kingdom. His research interests include supply chain resilience, logistics sustainability, simulation-based optimization and the digital transformation of supply chains.

He also is the team lead for CARISCA’s Logistics Managers Index (LMI) project, which tracks logistics activities in Ghana.