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About President

Prof. Afrane is an Associate Professor in Planning and the past Provost of the College of Art and Social Sciences of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi. Previously, he was the Head of the Department of Planning and later Dean of the faculty of Planning and Land Economy of the University.

Professor Afrane holds a Bachelors degree in Development Planning from KNUST, Masters degree in Economics in Social Planning from University of Wales in Britain, Post-Graduate Diploma in Housing Studies from the Institute of Housing and Urban Studies in Holland, and a Ph.D in Community and Regional Planning from University of British Columbia in Canada.

Prof. Afrane possesses considerable research, teaching and consultancy experience in Strategic Planning, Housing and Urban Development, Monitoring and Evaluation; Impact Assessment; Micro-finance and Enterprise Development. He has been involved in a number of research and training projects in Ghana and other countries including; South Africa, Bolivia, Gambia, Uganda, Nigeria and Malawi.

He has also served as consultant to many local and international agencies including, the World Bank, UNDP, International Labour Organisation, Australia Agency for International Development, African Development Bank, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD), ECLOF-Geneva, Department for International Development, UK, (DFID), Tropenbos International, Opportunity International etc.

Prof. Afrane is a former member of the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) and many institutional boards/Committees. He is currently the Council chairman of Scripture Union, Ghana and Jackson College of Education, and member of the Advisory Council of World Vision International; immediate past Council chairman of Sinapi Aba Trust, New Generation Investment Services Limited; and former President of the Chartered Institute of Administrators and Management Consultants, Ghana. He has to his credit over 60 research publications, conference papers and consultancy reports.

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