DR. MOSES EKOW OGOE

DR. MOSES EKOW OGOE

Executive Director and Founder of OLIVES, Ghana.

Moses is the Executive Director and Founder of the Organization for Livelihood Enhancement Services (OLIVES) and also the Chief Executive Officer of SKILIMIT Micro-finance Ltd. He is a member of the Management Board of the Oil Palm Research Institute (OPRI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Ghana.

He holds a Doctoral Degree in Agricultural Extension (University of Cape Coast, Ghana). Also holds a Master of Philosophy Degree in Agricultural Extension (University of Cape Coast, Ghana) and B.Sc. Degree in Agriculture (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana). Moses received a short training in Agriculture-Related Information Processing at Hikko, Obihiro in Japan. In addition, he has pursued a post-graduate Diploma course in Agricultural Administration at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Accra, Ghana.

He worked with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture for 13 years in various capacities and rose to the position of Regional Agricultural Extension Officer and doubled as the Regional MIS Officer for the Western Region of Ghana. He also worked with Ricerca e Cooperazione (an Italian International NGO) as Project Coordinator for the South-western and Central Regions of Ghana. Again, he served for 3 years as the Program Manager of the Akyem branch of Opportunities Industrialization Centers International (OICI), and implemented Newmont Golden Ridge Limited’s Mining for Sustainable Development Program in its project-affected communities in the Birim North District of the Eastern Region of Ghana.

Moses is a practicing agriculturist and owns a large estate with a variety of agricultural commodities. He has won several awards including District Coconut Best Farmer for Ahanta West District (2001), Overall District Best farmer for Ahanta West District – 2011, National Best Grasscutter Farmer – 2011and djudged the 2014 Overall Best Farmer for the Western Region of Ghana.

He is an energetic self-starter with very good analytical and organizational skills. Highly motivated, creative, versatile and possesses skills at building effective and productive working relationships with stakeholders and staff. He possesses excellent management skills and has a commitment to human development and community service. In all his endeavours, he has provided the needed interface between the organization and communities where he works.