With an ambitious strategy in place to scale our work, and a commitment to Ghanaian leadership, this year we embarked on expanding our international boards. We are thrilled to now share that we have appointed three fantastic new board members. Find out more about them below!
Bridget Konadu Gyamfi- UK Board
As a development professional with more than 15 years’ experience in the public and private sectors, as well as in the charity, donor, and research fields, I am thrilled to join Sabre Education as a Trustee.
I currently work as a Programme Director at Big Win Philanthropy, based in London. Prior to this I worked as Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) Ghana’s Senior Policy and Implementation Manager and earlier as the Head of Programmes for British Council.
With a passion for supporting government systems to leverage data for decision making, I have a strong interest in charting a course for human capital development. With a specific focus on Early Childhood Development (ECD) and Education, I have successfully supported the co-creation of evidence to expand the body of knowledge of ECD in developing countries.
On a policy level, I was part of the core team in Ghana that developed the National Kindergarten In-service Teacher Training Framework in 2016 and, most recently, the Guidelines for the Early Childhood Education Policy Implementation Plan.
As a Trustee, I look forward to utilising my experience to support Sabre in furthering its goals and scaling its impact.
Akwasi Addae-Boahene- UK Board
I am a strategic management, education policy and reform expert, with many years of experience in the design, implementation, and management of education programmes. I have over 27 years of direct management experience implementing successful programmes in education policy reforms with the Government of Ghana, World Bank, USAID, FCDO and the Government of Canada.
I am currently the Chief Technical Advisor of Transforming Teaching, Education and Learning (T-TEL), a Ghanaian not-for-profit organisation that provides high quality technical advice, project management, research, and implementation support services, using local talent and expertise to drive improvements in Ghana’s education system. I was previously working as the Education Policy Advisor at the National Education Reform Secretariat (Ghana Ministry of Education), providing leadership, technical and policy design support on a wide range of education reform initiatives.
Sabre’s vision and mission is very much aligned to my work, and I am delighted to join the Board of Trustees.
Karen Shormeh Sai- Ghana Board
I have worked in the non-profit sector for more than 20 years. I have international and regional experience supporting operation, transformation, and sustainability of major third sector organisations. As a results-focused leader, I have held management and consultant positions with ministries, departments, and agencies in Ghana and with non-profit and civil society organisations locally and globally.
I am the Founder Director of The Resource Mobilization Centre, providing resource mobilization support services and capacity building to non-profit and non-governmental organisations, working with clients such as STAR Ghana Foundation, Ghana Centre for Democratic Development, and the SDG Philanthropy Platform Ghana. Previously, as the Executive Director of the Africa Philanthropy Network I worked to enhance innovation and collaboration in African philanthropy.
I am committed to sustainably, improving outcomes for the vulnerable and less privileged, and will draw on my experience and networks to help Sabre to achieve its ambitious goals. I look forward to getting started on the Sabre Ghana Board!