DR ANDREWS NKANSAH is our core team expert on climate change, and its relation to international development. Andrews is an expert on dams and flood management, researcher, consultant, and mentor for institutional development on water, agriculture, energy and climate change. Andrews also serves as knowledge manager and documentation specialist, trainer, advocacy and policy expert for training decision makers and governments in West Africa on climate change issues including flood control and drought management. Dr. Nkansah was the chief consultant for USAID WA-WASH climate change programs in West Africa. Andrews was also the Associate Director for Climate Change (from November 2012 till January 2014) for Water and Sanitation for Africa (WSA). He was also involved in the development of climate change mitigation programs as well as overall strategy for climate change Policies. Andrews was also the lead person for research and institutional capacity development in addition to providing knowledge management and technical support for sustainable water, agriculture, energy and sanitation developments in Africa. Dr. Nkansah has also developed training materials for USAID West Africa (WA) climate change program in Ghana, Burkina Faso and Niger. Andrews led Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) Sanitation Business Project called ECOFIN. Andrews also supported the WSA Think Tank group on institutional arrangement for Demand-led and urban sanitation projects including providing technical inputs for the Water Quality project between WSA, USAID and USEPA and EU Waterbiotech project for Africa.
Andrews worked for Catholic Relief Services (CRS) between June 2011 and February 2012, as the Ghana’s National Global Water Initiative Project Coordinator managing a consortium of NGOs’ team and activities that involved Integrated Water Resources Management, Sanitation and environment; Involved with financial and narrative report writing for the consortium partners; managed the institutional arrangement for the consortium; Designed research protocol, and gathered data for analysis.; Involved in travelling to monitor and evaluate projects in Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso and Senegal. The consortium included CRS, Care International, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Pronet-North Ghana. Andrews was a member of the team that undertook the endline evaluation of the DANIDA/AGRA funded Agricultural Value Chain Facility (AVCF) in the Northern regions of Ghana.
Dr. Nkansah currently serves as :
- Systematic Review expert for agriculture, water resources, energy and climate change impacts and assessment
- Freelance Mentor for Energy PhD student at Denmark Technical University
- Researcher and Member of postgraduate board for Department of Energy and Environment, University for Energy and Natural Resources, Sunyani, Ghana.
- Director of programs for Danish NGO called Youth Development Frontiers for Africa concerned with youth development issues between Europe and Africa.