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.
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. Dale 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.
Senior Technical Advisor
Katy Keane is a lecturer 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.
Senior Technical Advisor
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 the last-mile needs of health systems and health workers.
Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) Director
David Schlinkert is responsible for CARISCA performance and context monitoring, data collection, analysis, evaluation, research, and learning.
Assistant Director, Communications
Barby Grant oversees all communication and marketing efforts including publications, email communications, the website, social media, public relations and events.
Business Development Manager
Caty Hirst is responsible for business development for W.P. Carey’s Center for Applied Research and Innovation in Supply Chain Africa, with a goal to connect policymakers, business leaders and academics in the United States and in Africa on improving supply chains.
Research and Training Coordinator
Kekeli Adonu is responsible for all facility operations and activities in KNUST and manages the planning, scheduling, logistics for CARISCA’s trainings and conferences, and project management for Components 1 and 3
Senior Technical Advisor and Component 2 Co-Lead
Senior Technical Advisor and Component 3 Co-Lead
Abdul Samed Muntaka is KNUST’s Supply Chain Management department chair and specializes in commodity supply chains. He is responsible for developing strategies and leading research on agriculture supply chain innovation and coordinating all academic programs at the CARISCA Center.
Collins Boakye Dankwa is the Center Manager for CARISCA. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Centre, managing work plans and budgets, mentoring staff and supporting students and faculty, and developing stakeholder relationships that are key to CARISCA’s success.
Evans Kwasi Ankomah, Jr. is responsible for center events, media awareness of center activities, and promotion of Supply Chain Management career awareness and KNUST admission opportunities to the teaming youths in pre-tertiary institutions.
Elise Konadu Addae provides activity and administrative support for events such as PCC meetings and the Annual Supply Chain Research Summit, and organizes workflows for Luminosity Lab teams and consulting services.
Christa Nyameye Agyemang updates the center website at KNUST, writes web and newsletter content, creates promotional materials and provides support on CARISCA’s Branding and Marking Plan at KNUST.
Owusu Acheampong is responsible to the Center Director for the financial administration of CARISCA ensuring all expenses are allowable and have proposer documentation and justification, the timely submission of invoices and tracking project expenses and cost share to date.
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.
Dominic Essuman is a lecturer at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana, a research faculty at the Center for Applied Research and Innovation in Supply Chain-Africa (CARISCA), and a research associate at the Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Priscilla Kolibea Mante is a senior lecturer at the Department of Pharmacology at KNUST. Priscilla, who has a PhD in Pharmacology, is also a Pharmacist with a specialization in neuropharmacology and several years’ experience with health commodity selection, quantification, procurement, and quality assurance.