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. 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.

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Tom Choi

Thomas Choi

Senior Technical Advisor
Component 2 Co-Lead

Tom Choi is an ASU professor and Co-Director of ASU’s Complex Adaptive Supply Networks Research Accelerator (CASN-RA), studies the upstream side of supply chains and guides research strengthening activities.

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Mohan Gopalakrishnan

Mohan Gopalakrishnan

Senior Technical Advisor

Mohan Gopalakrishnan, Professor and Chair of ASU’s Supply Chain Management Department, is an expert in health and humanitarian supply chains and guides governance and curriculum.

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Katy Keane

Katy Keane

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.

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Adegoke Oke

Adegoke Oke

Senior Technical Advisor and Component 1 Co-Lead

Adegoke Oke, Professor of Supply Chain Management, 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.

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Roseanne Schuster

Roseanne Schuster

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.

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David Schlinkert

David Schlinkert

Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) Director

David Schlinkert is responsible for CARISCA performance and context monitoring, data collection, analysis, evaluation, research, and learning.

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Barby Grant

Barby Grant

Assistant Director, Communications

Barby Grant oversees all communication and marketing efforts including publications, email communications, the website, social media, public relations and events.

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Caty Hirst

Caty Hirst

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.

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KNUST-based Team

Nathaniel Boso

Nathaniel Boso

Principal Investigator, Director of the CARISCA Centre and Component 1 Co-Lead

Nathaniel Boso, Director of CARISCA and Dean of the KNUST Business School, provides overall oversight and leadership of the CARISCA Center at KNUST.

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Robert Abaidoo


Robert Abaidoo

CARISCA’s Director of Operations

Robert Abaidoo is responsible for the direction and coordination of the CARISCA project at KNUST.

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Kekeli-Adonu

Kekeli Adonu

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

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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.

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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 healthcare 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 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.

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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 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.

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Evans Kwasi Ankomah

Evans Kwasi Ankomah, Jr.

Business Development

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.

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Elsie Addae

Elsie Konadu Addae

Center Administrator

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.

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Christa Nyameye Agyemang

Christa Nyameye Agyemang

Website Administrator

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

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 proposer documentation and justification, the timely submission of invoices and tracking project expenses and cost share to date.

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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Listowel-Appiah

Listowel Owusu Appiah

Research Faculty

Dominic Essuman

Research Faculty

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

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Kwame Owusu Kwateng

Kwame Owusu Kwateng

Research Faculty

Priscilla Mante

Priscilla Kolibea Mante

Research Faculty

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.

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Emmanuel Kweku Quansah

Research Faculty