Cocoa & Forests Initiative Program Manager, Ghana, World Cocoa Foundation
Vincent Awotwe-Pratt is Program Manager for the Cocoa & Forest Initiative (CFI) in Ghana. He coordinates and supports all private sector efforts on the CFI Ghana Framework for Action and National Implementation Plan. Vincent has been working in the Agroecological space for nearly 12 years in academia, non-profit, and private sectors.
Prior to joining WCF, Vincent worked as a consultant for several NGOs including Advocates for Biodiversity Conservation, Biodiversity Heritage Associates, and Rural Support Network. He also worked with Conservation Alliance International first as Project Coordinator and left in 2015 as Senior Program Manager. Vincent holds a BSc in Zoology and an MPhil in Animal Biodiversity Studies from the Department of Animal Biology and Conservation Science, University of Ghana, Legon. His experience spans the Upper Guinean Forests of West Africa particularly in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Côte d’Ivoire, and Ghana. He is a member of the Society for Conservation Biodiversity, a member (Associate) of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM). Vincent loves to play around with data and has competencies in GIS & Remote Sensing, Statistical Analysis, and Ecological Modelling.