Michael Ohene-Effah is an international development, governance and behavior change communications consultant with more than 23 years’ experience in private sector, diplomatic and international development work, 15 years of which was in senior and strategic management roles. He has expertise in strategy development, programme design, organisation development and implementation, with a multiplicity of implementing partners. Proven experience in conducting annual, mid-term, project completion reviews and monitoring and evaluation.

He is also well versed in communication planning (writing, speaking, and media relations). Michael has demonstrable skills in the planning, organisation and facilitation of training and workshops, with more than 15 years’ experience in training development and delivery. He is a dynamic author, speaker, trainer, and presenter; skilled in employing clarity, innovation, and humour to deliver effective presentations to diverse audiences at all organizational levels.

Mr. Ohene-Effah has served as a Strategic Governance Adviser to STAR-Ghana, a multi- donor pooled funding mechanism (Funded by DFID, DANIDA, EU and USAID) to increase the influence of civil society and Parliament in the governance of public goods and service delivery. He has led the design and implementation of a number of donor-funded programmes, including £6.3million electoral support programme in 2012; £9.5million support programme for oil and gas impacted communities in the Western region of Ghana, aimed at local economic development of the nascent oil-producing region of Ghana; a £900,000 electoral support project for the UK’s electoral support for Ghana in 2008 as well as anti-corruption and deepening democracy programmes.

He has facilitated over 300 public seminars and workshops for private and public organizations such as Ghana’s Parliament, Environmental Protection Agency, AMSCO, British Council, UT Bank, ADB, Tullow Oil, Enterprise Group, Old Mutual, KAIPTC, Engen Ghana, USAID’s Policy Link, MPS Container Terminals, Guinness Ghana, Programme for Young Politicians in Africa, etc.

Mr. Ohene-Effah holds an MBA in Global Business and Sustainability and is a member of the International Association of Facilitators, Association of Coaching Practitioners Ghana and the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Ghana. He is also a Certified Facilitator of The Leadership Challenge and a Certified GrowthWheel Business Advisor.