Nana Yaw Akwada

Executive Director

Nana Yaw Akwada is a Certified Occupational Safety Specialist and an ISO 45001 Lead Auditor with over fifteen years of industrial experience. He is a member of the International Public Safety Association and a Certified Member of the National Safety Council, Ghana. In 2013 he received the Florida Safety Council’s Safety Leadership Award and served as a member on the National Occupational Safety and Health Policy Draft Committee in 2013/14.

He founded the Bureau of Public Safety (BPS) which organization has led public safety advocacy in Ghana since 2009. He has worked with several State institutions such as the Ministry of Interior, Ghana Police Service, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Factories Inspectorate of the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations, among others.

He is a founding member and Chairman of the National Safety Council, Ghana an association of occupational Safety, Health and Environmental Professionals in Ghana and the current President of the Institute of Safety and Security Studies. He has consulted for several companies including Nexans Kabelmetal, Nigerian Port Authority, Care International, among several others.

Mr. Akwada has participated in several International Safety Conferences and Seminars across Europe and America notable among which include the OSHA Oil and Gas Safety Conference, ILO International Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Conference, etc. He has engaged several foreign security agencies including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Currently, Nana Yaw is pursuing a Master of Science program in Occupational Safety, Health and Environment at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).

Bright Etornam Korda

Director, Research and Advocacy
Bright is a trained and certified Safety, Health, Environment and Quality Professional and a Lead Auditor in ISO 9001;2015 and OSHAS 18001:2007. He holds Bachelor of Science (BSc) Degree in Business Admin with First Class Honours and MSc in Occupational Safety, Health and Environmental Management. He is also a Certified Occupational Safety and Health Manager from OSHA Academy, USA and a Professional Member of the National Safety Council – Ghana. Bright is also a certified expert in Incident Management and Crisis Resolution. Bright’s career has spanned over 12 years in various capacities and in different organizations. Bright has worked full time in Tex Styles Ghana Limited (GTP), DHL Supply Chain, GN Foods and Logistics and Voltic (GH) Ltd (Coca Cola Beverages Africa) as the SHEQ Manager (Safety, Health Environment & Quality) As a Manager in all these establishments, Bright has been directly responsible for the development of his employees to achieve organizational objectives. He is a certified Supply Chain Specialist/Facilitator and Certified Safety Leader. Bright has led teams to achieve a NOSA 5-star grading (equivalent to ISO 45001). He has also successfully led the team in acquiring ISO 9001 and FSSC 22000 Also due to his professional affiliation with the Bureau of Public Safety, he is currently the Director for Research and Advocacy and a member of the National Safety Council, Ghana. Bright brings on board his proven interpersonal skills that delivers results in the most difficult circumstances.

Dr. Yakubu Akparibo

Associate Agent, Health and Aviation

Sampson Wolanyo Deklu

Associate Agent, Built Environment & Man-Made Structures

Wolanyo is the Partnership lead at Barcamp Ghana, part of the GhanaThink Foundation. Wolanyo graduated from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology with both Bachelor and Master of Architecture degrees. Wolanyo has a progressive experience in leadership and capacity development, volunteering and organization.

 

He is the co-founder of the #FeedTheChild project, which supported children at the Kumasi Children’s Hospital. His current project #ThousandFor1000 aims at supporting 1000 pupils of a selected deprived school with learning materials. Wolanyo is interested in children architecture and the exploration of playground activities for children development. He also A few organisation he volunteers for SociArchi, CleanAfrica, GhanaThink and Adehyee Leo Club. He also has a keen interest in safety of spaces with the broader view designing for people for communal interactions.

Edward Berko

Associate Agent, Built Environment & Man-Made Structures
Edward is a young ambitious man with many years of working experience in engineering, IT, photography and filmmaking. He’s worked in some of the finest industries in Ghana. He currently runs a media company. Edward loves nature. The sky is his limit.

Tata Kosi Foliba

Associate Agent, Legal Affairs

Tata is a lawyer with one of the leading law firms in Ghana. He specializes in Tort Law, Commercial Law, Law of Taxation, Company Law and Company Secretarial Practice. He also has experience in Labour Law, Family Law, Property Law and Civil and Criminal Litigation.

 

He currently volunteers for the Juvenile Justice Project (JJP) where he provides legal services for juveniles who have fallen foul of the law on a pro – bono basis.
Tata holds an LLB and BA (Hons) Psychology from the University of Ghana, Legon, Diploma (Project Management) and Diploma (Business Management and Administration) from the Institute of Commercial Management (ICM), UK. He is currently pursuing Chartered Tax Professional course at the Chartered Institute of Taxation, Ghana.

 

Tata is a member of the Ghana Bar Association and the African Bar Association.

Prodeo Yao Agbotui, Ph.D

Associate Agent, Earth and Environmental Matters
Ing Dr Prodeo is a BSc Civil Eng. (KNUST 2006) and Hydrogeologist (MSc (2010) & PhD (2020), Leeds, UK). He has practiced in the downstream oil industry and water supply sectors (13 years). He has also been an academic at the Civil Engineering Department of the Accra Technical University. He has special interests in general civil engineering, geotechnical and ground engineering, groundwater and surface water characterization and assessment, slope stability, environmental impact assessment and contaminated land characterization and assessment. In his free time, he does house chores and spends his time with his family.