MacKenzie Dove has worked across West Africa and in the UK on enterprise development projects promoting emerging businesses, entrepreneurs, market integration strategies, and environment policy in The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Nigeria, Senegal and Scotland. She has been instrumental in diversifying the Social Enterprise product portfolio of Gyapa Enterprises. MacKenzie is responsible for regional expansion of current business models and ensuring continued growth of sustainable and robust production, distribution and sales networks. Her management of carbon finance initiatives has resulted in the reduction of over 1.2 million tons of carbon emissions.
Social Enterprise Manager
Amavi Bada has over 10 years experience in management and marketing for major multinational corporations in the financial and high-tech fields. As a development professional, he has consulted in Nigeria, Mali, Angola, Togo, Benin, Ghana, Central Africa Republic and Mongolia. Before joining Relief International, he worked in the Central African Republic as the Agriculture, Livelihoods and Markets Program Manager with Mercy Corps where he managed three food security programs.
Gyapa Program Advisor
Atsu Titiati is the grandfather to the Ghanaian cookstove industry. He has over 20 years of experience designing, adapting and successfully managing projects in agribusiness, social enterprise development and technology transfer. As a development practitioner, he has worked in both technical and management positions for reputable international NGOs. As the Advisor to RI's Gyapa improved cookstove project, Atsu supports the conceptualization, introduction and expansion of strategies aimed at supporting producers and consumers, as well as engaging with local governments.
Market Research Team
Micah Prempeh & Agnes Ofosu
The Market Research Team tests all potential Gyapa Enterprise products for feasibility prior to introducing new products to the market. After gathering feedback and analyzing the opportunities, the team makes recommendations for further actions. The Market Research Team has over 10 years combined field experience working with such brands as Proctor & Gamble, Bayer and Cussons.