The CARISCA Project Team
The CARISCA Project team brings 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 a local, regional and global network of partners. These efforts can transform the supply chain in Ghana, creating numerous positive impacts on systems, communities, and individuals.
Meet the Team
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. [Bio]
Amos Ato Eghan - Director of Operations
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.
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. [Google Scholar]
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.
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. [Bio]
Abdul Samed Muntaka - Senior Technical Advisor and Component 3 Co-Lead
Abdul Samed Muntaka, Lecturer in Supply Chain. He is responsible for developing strategies and leading research on agriculture supply chain innovation and coordinating all academic programs at the CARISCA Centre. [Bio]
Collins Boakye Dankwa - Centre Manager
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. [Bio]
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. [Bio]
Elsie Konadu Addae - Centre Administrator
Elsie 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. [Bio]
Christa Nyameye Agyemang - Communications Specialist Assistant
Christa Nyameye Agyemang updates the centre 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 - Centre Accountant
Owusu Acheampong is responsible to the Centre 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.
Priscilla Adusei - Accounts Clerk
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.
Benjamin Ashong - Information Technology Officer
Benjamin Ashong oversees CARISCA’s day-to-day IT operations and IT projects at KNUST.
Robert Aidoo - Research Faculty
Robert Aidoo focuses on Agricultural supply chain activities in Ghana and a member of Components 2 and 3. He specialises 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 - Research Faculty
Dominic Essuman is a lecturer at KNUST, Ghana, a research faculty at the Centre 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. [Bio]
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. [Bio]
Emmanuel Kweku Quansah - Research Faculty
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.
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.
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.
Stephen Boakye Frimpong - Administrative Manager (Innovations Lab)
Stephen Boakye Frimpong is the Administrative manager for the Center for Applied Research in Supply Chain Africa’s Innovations Lab at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He is a self-motivated, dependable Entrepreneur experienced in providing encouragement and direction to current and future students willing to apply what they learn to solve societal problems.
Jesse Anim - Technical Manager (Innovations Lab)
Jesse Anim is the Technical Manager at CARISCA’s Innovations Lab. He is passionate about working with young people to identify and develop original solutions to supply chain issues.
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. [Bio] [Google Scholar]
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. [Bio]
Adegoke Oke - Senior Technical Advisor and Component 1 Co-Lead
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 the last-mile needs of health systems and health workers. [Bio] [Google Scholar]
David Schlinkert - Project Director
Dace Mahanay Director of Capacity Strengthening and Private-Sector Engagement
Dace Mahanay provides technical direction in capacity strengthening for ASU’s Ghanaian partner, KNUST; oversees the operational aspects of the capacity strengthening approach, and drives private sector engagement to ensure the long-term sustainability of CARISCA.
Barby Grant - Assistant Director, Communications
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. [Bio]