Our Dedicated Team
Phil Darko - Director for International Programs
Phil attended the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology in Ghana where he studied Civil Engineering. He received a Masters degree in Business Technology from the George Washington University in Washington DC, USA. Certificate in Fighting COVID-19 with Epidemiology from the John Hopkins University, USA. Phil also holds an executive level certificate in Planning and Design of Sanitation Systems and Technologies from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.
Being World Partners for Development-Ghana's International Program Director, Philip articulates to stakeholders and international volunteers, WPDG's unique guiding philosophy and value proposition. Prior to his leadership at WPDG, Phil worked with ISODEC as a Regional Engineer on World Bank-Ghana Government Rural Water & Sanitation Projects in Ghana. With great passion to serve humanity, he has worked in the strategic development of many nonprofit organizations. He also has been an active volunteer since childhood with service organizations ranging from Rotary International to Red Cross.
As a Civil Engineer and a Business Technologist, Phil has deep understanding and skills in social innovative programs, including: Solar Light Technology, Microflush Toilet Technology, Water and Sanitation, Capacity Building, Business Management, and Innovative Social Enterprise. He therefore, effectively provides innovative technical assistance to WPDG and other organizations to ensure 21st Century sustainable programs that impact society.
Cynthia Asare Kena - Program Director
Cynthia is responsible for managing World Partners for Development-Ghana programs and staff. She is well vested in women empowerment and development, and a gender-mainstreaming expert with a career spanning more than 10 years. Throughout her career, Cynthia has focused on the rights of all people, and particularly women, to live with dignity, and realize their potential. She also serves as a Board Member for the Samaritan Women in Pokuase, Accra. With her passion for children, Cynthia devotes her time as a teacher for school children at local community schools.
Cynthia holds a Bachelors Degree in Education from the University of Education, Winneba, Ghana. She is also certified in Entrepreneurship and Gender-mainstreaming.
Itaz Singh - International Youth Program Coordinator
Itaz is an Agricultural Business Management degree student at the Virginia Tech in Roanoke, Virginia. He is the co-founder of Tomorrows' Initiative, a US based nonprofit organization that is empowering the youth for a brighter future. Itaz has a great passion to serve humanity through volunteering across the globe. In June 2018, Itaz and his friend Armon who are both founders of Tomorrows' Initiate, raised some founds and traveled to Ghana in West Africa, and built a one unit Microflush Toilet for a remote rural community Primary School.
Itaz being so much dedicated in youth empowerment programs, is responsible for managing the design and delivery of WPD's youth programs and services. Publication on Itaz and Armon,
Edem Nkoako - Program Coordinator
Edem effectively works to support WPD-Ghana programs by coordinating and organizing programs according to WPD community programming model. He also performs general administrative, training, IT services, and office management duties as assigned in addition to program planning and implementation. Edem supports field teams in design and management of country and thematic projects. He coordinates volunteer schedules and training. Edem worked as a graphic designer with Youngstar Consult before joining WPD, and he is currently pursuing his first degree education in Information Studies and Psychology at the University of Ghana, Legon.
Jackline Akenteng - Health Program Coordinator
Jackline is a professional Registered Nurse and she oversees the administration and health programs of the organization. Jackline conducts community health education and awareness programs. She support the organization to implement health programs in our serving communities. Jackline has worked with number of NGOs and has also provided volunteer services in many rural communities across Ghana in health programs..
Nancy Chichi - Program Volunteer
Nancy is a dedicated woman who ensures implementation of policies and practices for the organization and help maintain budget and track expenditures/transactions. As project collaboration is one of the goals of WPDG, Nancy helps build positive relations within our team and external parties, and also support growth and program development.Nancy Coordinates WPDG programs for positive impact. Nancy has worked with many local NGOs including Women's Vision to advance the status of women. Nancy is a graduate of the University of Cape Coast.
Our Dedicated Board
CEO, Rural Ventures
Manager GIMPA Law School Library
CEO, CITA Accounting & Tax Services
Cynthia Asare Kena
Political Science Student
Co-Founder, World Partners for Development