Collins Boakye Dankwa is the Centre 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. He has over 13years of industry experience including leading and managing donor-funded agriculture, nutrition, and natural resources projects in Ghana and beyond. He has also designed and implemented projects that sought to build the capacity, resiliency, and entrepreneurship of youths in Ghana. He holds an MBA in Project Management from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), and an MPhil in Animal Nutrition and a BSc in Agriculture from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
Collins has made an immense contribution to impacting lives, particularly in the agriculture and health supply chains in Ghana and other West African countries. He was instrumental in the successes chalked by the USAID-funded ADVANCE I Project, USAID Farmer-to-Farmer Project, USAID SPRING Project, DANIDA-funded ADMIRE Project, and the Gates Foundation-funded Invisible Fishers Project. Prior to joining CARISCA, he worked as an international consultant. Prominent among his works is the development of a complete Cocoa GAP manual for the Liberian cocoa sector and also extensively trained the key players in the sector which was funded by Adam Smith International.