Facilitators: Outcome Mapping
Terry Smutylo created the Canadian government's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Evaluation Unit in 1992 and served as its Director until 2005. He has led teams that have developed several internationally recognised methodologies, including Organisational Self-Assessment, Peace and Conflict Impact Assessment and Outcome Mapping. Since leaving IDRC Terry has worked as an Outcome Mapping trainer & facilitator, and as an independent evaluation consultant with international development organisations in Canada, United States, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and Latin America.
For the last 6 years, Glowen has worked extensively in project management that targets deprived communities. This includes working at the General Agricultural Workers Union where she coordinated the activities of a governance project focused on trade policy and food security In Ghana. She presently serves as the Managing Director at Participatory Development Associates. She has also managed the Mwananchi Ghana Project since 2010 – which is an evidence-based action research project funded through the Overseas Development Institute, UK. Mwananchi Ghana focuses on information and communication in governance. Glowen has been involved with facilitating the application of Outcome Mapping across 11 civil society groups.
Tony Dogbe is a co-founder of Participatory Development Associates (PDA) Ltd and was its Managing Director for 11 years. Before this he was the Executive Director of the Centre for the Development of People (CEDEP) for nearly 9 years. Over his 30 year career as a development practitioner, has focused on programmes that involve working with communities, facilitating community-driven development, facilitating participatory development processes and the management of civil society organizations. He is an experienced facilitator and a member of the Outcome Mapping Community.
Facilitator: Community-Driven Development
Tony Dogbe, Msc
Tony Dogbe is the lead facilitator for the course on Working with Communities. Tony holds a BA (Hons) Degree in Political Science and MSc in Community Organisation for Rural Development. Tony is a co-founder and currently the Managing Director of Participatory Development Associates (PDA) Ltd, which was founded in 2001. Before this he was the Executive Director of the Centre for the Development of People (CEDEP) for nearly 9 years. He also worked for VSO for 3 years as a Programme Officer and served for 4 years as a member of its international Board of Trustees. His work, over his 29 year career as a development practitioner, has focused on programmes that involve working with communities, facilitating community-driven development, facilitating participatory development processes, and NGO management. He is an experienced facilitator and a member of several NGO advisory or governing boards.
Facilitator: Sage L50 Accounting
Nana Kwasi Agyepong
Nana Kwasi Agyepong leads the team that facilitates the Sage L50 course. He has over 10 years’ experience in the use of Sage Accounting Software. He first used the package as Accounts Officer at Kokayi School at Finsbury Park, North London. Since then Nana has used the software as an Accountant at many organisations including Borough of Lewisham in United Kingdom and Ghana Integrity Initiative. His current work as an independent consultant includes clients such as Ghana Community Radio Network and affiliate stations, Brite Life Financial Services, Beneficial Financial Services. He is Sage Reseller and Trainer and he has trained many accountants both in a class room setting and one-on-one coaching. In addition to Sage Accounting software, he has a broad range of experience in business Management and administration. Nana holds Masters in Finance from University of Leicester and is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) with option in Financial Management and Administration.
Facilitator: Movie Maker
Bernard Alando is Knowledge and Communications Officer at Basic Needs Ghana. He has practical knowledge of Movie Maker, with about eight years experience of working with it as an advocacy tool. He is has also been a tutor of various software packages including the Microsoft Office package, Adobe Photoshop and In Design. Bernard also has seven years experience in development work, particularly in communication.