Charles Kojo Vandyck is a dynamic development practitioner and thought leader who is who is driving transformative change within civil society. He is a founding member of the International Consortium on Closing Civic Space (iCon). He is the Head of the Capacity Development Unit at the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) and hold several positions such as Trustee of INTRAC and an Advisory Board Member of Disrupt Development among others.
Ebenezer specialises in Development Communication, International Development, Innovative Finance for SMEs and Sustainability.
George is a passionate and driven researcher and writer on climate change, gender equality, and food security. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Agriculture and Food Security at the University of Edinburgh, where he is developing locally-led anticipatory measures to mitigate, adapt, and respond to humanitarian crises caused by climate shocks and stresses. He is also a Research Fellow at Jameel Observatory and Save the Children International, where he contributes to advancing locally-led early actions and disaster risk reduction in the Horn of Africa. Additionally, he is the Writer and Founder of Afrocism and Climate Change, a platform that explores the intersections of African history, culture, and politics with climate change. George holds an MS in Climate Change Science and Policy from the University of Bristol, where he was a Commonwealth Scholar and a Postgraduate Taught Students' Representative. He has extensive experience in data analysis, communication, and climate change impacts and has received multiple awards and certifications for his work.
Paul Frimpong is a development economist, top voice on Sino-Africa relations, and an award-winning entrepreneur. He’s currently the Executive Director & Senior Research Fellow at the Africa-China Centre for Policy & Advisory. The Africa-China Centre for Policy and Advisory is a Sino-African research and policy think tank and advisory firm headquartered in Accra, Ghana. The Centre is dedicated to providing unbiased policy and market research as well as distinct views on Africa-China relations.