Strategy, Monitoring and Evaluation


Dr. David Ameyaw
Director, Strategy, Monitoring & Evaluation

Dr. David Sarfo Ameyaw, a native of Ghana and USA Citizen, joined AGRA as the M&E Director on June 2011. Prior to this, he has been working as the Acting Senior Director in the Monitoring, Evaluation and Economics Unit of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) in Washington, DC. Prior to joining the MCC, Dr. Ameyaw worked for the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) in Silver Springs, Maryland, USA, where he served as  Associate Director for Food Security and Child Survival Programs, and also as Director for M&E. He has worked in several other senior international management positions in Haiti, Ghana and other parts of Africa, Europe, Asia and South America. He brings to AGRA almost 20 years of international development work, with a focus on work in Africa.  He has spent the last twelve years in the area of Monitoring and Evaluation and is a founder member and external advisor for Ghana M&E Forum. He also serves as external facilitator for strategic planning development and implementation for international and national profit and non-profit organizations and is a member of several professional working groups in M&E and the environment. Dr. Ameyaw holds a D.Min in Missions and Community Development from Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan, USA and a Masters in Divinity from the same university. He is a certified Project Management Professional. He is a member of American Evaluation Association, African Evaluation Association and International Development Evaluation Association.

Ms Barbara Bamanya
Senior Program Officer, Monitoring & Evaluation 

Ms Bamanya, a Ugandan citizen, holds a Master of Science degree in Social Work from Goteborg University (Sweden) and a Bachelors degree in Social Work and Social Administration from Makerere University (Uganda). Spanning a 17 year career as an M & E specialist, Ms Bamanya joined AGRA from the PEMFA Secretariat, Ministry of Finance and National Planning in Lusaka, Zambia, where she served for more than two years in the Ministry's monitoring and evaluation group. Her other experience as an M & E specialist was with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), in Nairobi, Kenya and the Ugandan Government.

Mr Samuel Amanquah,
Program Officer, Monitoring & Evaluation
Mr Amanquah, a Ghanaian citizen, joined AGRA from the Office of the Administrator of Stool Lands in Ghana where he worked in various capacities, eventually rising to become Head of the Greater Accra Regional Office. He was a member of the customary land facilitation team under the World Bank funded Land Administration Project in Ghana and held the position of a Monitoring and Evaluation Focal Officer for over six years under the Ghana Land Administration Project. A Chevening scholar, he holds a Masters in Renewable Natural Resources and Development from the University of East Anglia, Norwich (UK) and a Bachelors in Land Economy from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi (Ghana).

Mr Richard Michael Mwanza
Program Officer, Strategy & Proposal Development
Mr Mwanza, a Malawi national, holds a Masters degree in Rural Social Development and has more than 15 years experience facilitating rural development programs at senior levels with international NGOs in Malawi, Zambia, Ghana and Togo, with a focus on sustainable agriculture and organizational development. He previously worked as the Agricultural Advisor for the Christian Council of Malawi; Sustainable Livelihoods and Food Security Program Manager for Concern Universal in Malawi; Africa Program Director for Harvest Help UK; and Managing Director for RORUM Consult. He was a fellow to the Initiative for the Development and Equity in African Agriculture - IDEA, a Rockefeller and Kellogg Foundations supported fellowship program in Southern Africa focused on finding solutions to African agricultural challenges. He has served as a member to the Southern African Bean Research Network (SABRIN) coordinated by CIAT and facilitated strategic plans for over 15 organizations.

Emmanuel R. Rutsimba
Program Officer, Monitoring and Evaluation (attached to Soil Health Program)

Emmanuel Rutsimba, a Rwandese, is a development management practitioner, with special focus on monitoring and evaluation of development outcomes and impacts. He has over 17 years' experience in development management and has worked with Government, Non-Governmental International Organizations, the Civil Society and International Bilateral support agencies (particularly, the European Union, UNDP and the World Bank).He has substantial  experience in designing and conducting evaluations of development projects, building and sustaining M&E systems, institutional functional review and capacity assessments, , mapping of capacity building interventions, public institutions restructuring, rapid results initiative, to mention but a few. Emmanuel holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and Public Administration, from Makerere University in Uganda, and a Master's Degree in Rural Development from the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom (UK). He also has an international Certificate in Development Evaluation offered by Carleton University in Canada, in partnership with the World Bank.

Seth Abu-Bonsrah
Program Officer - Monitoring & Evaluation
Mr. Abu-Bonsrah, a Ghanaian citizen resident in the United States, joined AGRA from the American Red Cross - International Services Division in Washington DC where he worked as Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor. He also previously worked at the headquarters of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) in Silver Spring as Grants Manager and Assistant Director for Monitoring and Evaluation.  As an International Development Specialist, Seth has over 20 years' experience in Agriculture/Food Security, Water & Sanitation, Nutrition, HIV/AIDS and Disaster Risk Reduction programs with specialization in project management, new business development and monitoring & evaluation. He started his development career as a Program Supervisor with ADRA Ghana where he rose through the ranks to become the Program Director of the agency's USAID Title II funded Food Security Program before moving to their International Headquarters in the US.Mr. Abu-Bonsrah has been involved in proposal development, program start-up, reviews, technical support and M&E missions in Haiti, Jamaica, India, Madagascar, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Niger, Mali, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Honduras, Sierra Leone, Gambia, Ghana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Malawi and Zambia with additional exposure to development programs in other countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Seth has a Bachelor's Degree in Geography and Resource Development, a Graduate Diploma in Communication Studies and a Masters in Public Health, all from the University of Ghana - Legon. As the M&E Program Officer in AGRA based in Accra, Seth provides technical support in the development of proposals and implementation of M&E plans for AGRA programs, specifically, DANIDA, USAID, SIDA, AECF projects and other Donor-funded programs in line with AGRA M&E policy.

Jane Njuguna
Program Officer-Economist, Monitoring & Evaluation

Jane Njuguna  a US permanent resident, holds a Master of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Missouri-Colombia, a Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness from the same university and an Associate's Degree, Business Management and Administration from the Kenya Institute of Management. Prior to joining AGRA she has held various consultancies at the World Bank, and also worked at the University of Missouri-Columbia in the Department of Agricultural Economics, International Agriculture Programs in the same University

Aboubacar Diaby
Program Officer - Monitoring & Evaluation

Aboubacar Diaby, a Guinean, joined AGRA as a Program Officer in the M&E Unit in 2012. He has more than 8 years experiences in Monitoring and Evaluation of development programs with particular focus on agriculture, food security and natural resources management. He has developed and managed the M&E system for development projects funded by USAID and AFD (French Development Agency). He has worked as Monitoring and Evaluation officer for World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) and Société Française d'Etude et de Conseil (SOFRECO) in Guinea. Prior to joining AGRA he taught at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale (SIU) as a graduate assistant. He holds a Ph.D in Economics from SIU, a MSc in Agroeconomics and a BSc in General Agronomy from from Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire Hassan II (Morocco)

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