“Creating a robust network and partnership with major development organizations is key to making Solidaridad the preferred organization in Sierra Leone, and I’m honored to lead the team towards this goal,” Andrew said.
Prior to his appointment, Andrew served in various capacities in the organization, including Acting Country Representative, Programme Manager, and Technical Advisor since joining the organization in 2018.
As programme lead, Andrew was instrumental in setting up Sierra Leone’s country programmes for cocoa, cashew, oil palm, food security projects, and outgrower development for small and medium enterprises across 14 districts in Sierra Leone.
Andrew is a certified project management and development specialist, a trained participatory agricultural extension specialist, and a passionate development worker with over 15 years of combined work experience. Over the course of his career, he has worked in sustainable agriculture value chains, rural development, forest and natural resource management, and building strategic partnerships with both national and international non-governmental organizations and the private sector in Ghana and Sierra Leone.
Prior to joining Solidaridad, Andrew worked as the Sustainability Manager for the Natural Habitats Group in Ghana and later as the General Manager for 8 Degrees North Limited, a subsidiary of the Natural Habitats Group, where he led efforts to introduce smallholder oil palm farmers to productivity enhancement and organic certification protocols.
He also worked with the Rainforest Alliance in Ghana in the cocoa and oil palm landscapes, supporting and promoting sustainable cocoa production through smallholder farmer group voluntary certification initiatives. Andrew has a Master’s degree in Environmental Science and a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Science from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, and the University of Cape Coast, respectively.