A 2014 Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, Bernice Dapaah is a young Ghanaian rising social entrepreneur who holds a Bachelors in Business Administration from the Christian Service University with over 15 years’ experience in both the profit and non-profit industries. She is skillful in quantitative and qualitative programme, projects implementation, monitoring, training, assessments, reviews, baseline surveys and evaluation. In her capacity as the Executive Director, she ensures that project design and implementation is scientifically informed, and responsible for research, monitoring and evaluation mechanisms, processes and targets related to the project and provide feedback and improvement advice to project team. In 2013 Bernice Dapaah was named a Vital Voices Lead Fellow having earlier on won the 2013 International Women Alliance World of Difference Award.

A graduate of the International Institute of Social Studies, Mariam holds a Masters in Development Studies from the Erasmus University. She is enthusiastic self-motivated professional with over seven years of experience working in international and local NGO’s, government sectors and private companies. She has been working in empowering women, environment and poverty alleviation, teaching, training and development of people and agriculture and forest resources management and conservation.

Have proven ability to work under pressure, good interpersonal skills, result oriented and go beyond production targets using effective management skills and experiences. Have always enjoyed working as part of creative team to innovate and refresh an organizational visual message.

He holds a Higher National Diploma from the Sunyani Polytechnic. He has undertaken courses in project management, sports management and PRA methods, log frame analysis, gender awareness, and advocacy, and child protection, multi-sectoral extension courses from abroad and in country. He has had over 5 years of experience in development sectors with NGOs and projects.

Apart from coordinating the activities of the Sports for Peace and Development, he also doubles as the project field officer of the National Free Shoes and Educational Supplies Project which has distributed over 500,000 shoes and other educational supplies to schools in deprived communities nationwide.