ALHAJI YAHAYA ZAKARIA OSMAN
(DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS)
Alhaji Yahaya Zakaria Osman is currently the Director of Operations at Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) and is responsible for designing, implementing and managing solutions to achieve Universal Access Policies of the Fund. Prior to joining GIFEC in December 2010, he had worked with MTN Ghana where he was responsible for Managing a number of portfolios such as Data Network Services, Roaming and Business Solutions.
Before joining MTN Ghana, he had previously worked with Ghana Telecom and Vodafone Ghana as a Network Security Architect where he designed and implemented various solutions in both the Telecom and IT spaces.
He has extensive experience in Telecoms and ICT and was a member of the Working Group for the development of Ghana Government Enterprise Architecture and e-Government Interoperability Framework for MDAs. Currently, he is a member of the Association of Project Managers Group (APMG), UK , Internet Society (ISOC), Ghana Chapter, Alliance for Affordable Internet and a National Steering Committee Member, Ghana Health Service / Grameen Foundation Mobile Technology for Community Health Project.
Mr. Yahaya holds Mini MBA in Telecommunications Management Neotelis, Canada, Msc. Industrial Mathematics from KNUST, Bsc in Mathematics & Computer Science from University of Ghana and is a seasoned project manager with expertise in PMI and Prince 2.
MICHAEL AGYEI TAKYI
(PRINCIPAL TECHNICAL MANAGER)
Mr. Michael Agyei Takyi is a Certified Project Management Professional currently working with the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) as the Principal Technical Manager.
Mr. Takyi holds a Master of Science in Telematics (ICT) from the University of Havana CUJAE, Cuba and a Bachelor of Engineering in Telecommunication and Electronics, from the University of Pinar del Rio, Cuba.
From the year 2006 to date, he has been the Manager responsible for programmes under the Universal Access Fund with special emphasis on the Community Information Centers, School Connectivity Project, Library Connectivity Project, Common Telecoms Facility (Mast), Post Office Connectivity and Security ICT support Project.
Mr. Takyi has received extensive training abroad including New Generation Networks – USTTI, Management of Universal Access Fund Temic Canada, and LTE development - India.
He also has notable scientific research and publications to his credit;
- Protocol JINI published by scientific magazine “Telematica”. - Cuba
- Investigation and design of software for Computer Network Management using SNMP protocol- University of Cuba
- Network Management quality of Service Management, Service level Agreement and Network Management Based on Policies – University of Havana(CUJAE)- Cuba
(SENIOR RESEARCH, PLANNING AND M&E MANAGER)
Mr. Victor Asante is a Development Professional with specialization in Monitoring and Evaluation and Research. Currently, he heads the Research and Planning Department of GIFEC where he successfully coordinated the first nationwide Household Digital Divide Survey in 2012.
He has also been involved in other developmental activities. His recent work is coordinating the advocacy for the implementation of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (VPS) in the extractive sector in Ghana. He is a key member of the inter-ministerial steering committee established to develop the Ghana Country Action Plan for the VPS implementation in Ghana.
His key strengths are designing Results-Based monitoring and evaluation frameworks using logical frameworks and other evaluation models.
Mr. Asante holds a Master of Arts degree in Development Studies from the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana in 2008. He also holds a post-graduate certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) in 2012.
Additionally, he has a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Political Science from the same University and a Diploma in Communication Studies from the Ghana Institute of Journalism.
Victor, has participated in several capacity building courses and conferences both locally and abroad. Some of the notable ones are Regulatory Impact Analysis using Cost-Benefit Techniques, USA, Qualitative Data Analysis, and Brazil, Outcome Mapping for Programme and Project Planning and Monitoring, Ghana, and Environmental Impact Assessment course for consultants among many others. He was nominated for the Young Scholar award programme for ICT researchers by the Yuan Ze University in August 2015.
He is a member of the Ghana Monitoring and Evaluation Forum (GMEF), and the Rotary Club, Accra-Labone branch.