Meet the Team

 Dr. Esi Eduafowa Sey

  Project Director



Curriculum and Content Manager

Participant Affairs Manager

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Ms. Adjoa Agyemang

Administrative Officer – Curriculum and Content

Adjoa holds a BA in Philosophy & Law and Society. She also holds a BA in Public Service Studies and an LLB. Adjoa has been involved in career counselling and has taught for 5 years. She currently works with the Curriculum and Content Team at the YALI Regional Leadership Center, Accra.

Information Technology (IT) Manager

Richard holds a MSc. in Computer Science and BSc. in Computer Science. He also holds a certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation. Richard has over 10 years working experience in the IT industry and also 2 years’ experience in customer service and 5 years of teaching experience in the tertiary education. He also worked as an IT Systems and Data Base developer for 4 years and is currently the IT Manager for Yali West Africa.

Mr. Matthew Cornan

Administrative Officer – Procurement and Finance

Matthew Cornan holds a Masters of Philosophy in Operations Management from University of Ghana, BSc. in Procurement Management and HND Purchasing and Supply. Prior to joining YALI RLC West Africa, he had experience in teaching for a year and also worked in Banking sector for a year. He is currently working as the Administrative Officer in charge of Procurement and Finance at the YALI Regional Leadership Center, West Africa – Accra. He is currently a member of Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) of USA, also member of European Operation Management Association (EuroMA).

Mr. Gabriel Tetteh Kwabla

 Finance Manager

Gabriel Tetteh Kwabla is an Accounting professional with expertise in Basic Accounting, Business Management and Entrepreneurship, Cost and Management Accounting. Gabriel joined the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) in 2003 as a Finance staff. Over the past 16 years, he has worked on the GIMPA CIPD project, different international student projects, and is currently the Finance and Administration Manager at the YALI Regional Leadership Center West Africa – Accra. Gabriel is a Chartered Accountant (ICA-Ghana Member), holds an MBA in Finance from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) and a Bachelor of Education Degree in Accounting (2003) from the University of Education, Winneba.


Administrative Officer 

Mrs. Barbara Mends

Recruitment Manager

Barbara has worked predominantly in the youth space.  She is positive minded and passionate about youth development.   She holds a Master’s Degree in Project Management from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration.  She also holds a First Degree in Management Studies from the Central University, and in addition, a Higher National Diploma in Secretaryship and Management Studies (HND) from the Kumasi Technical University.  Barbara has over 7 years of experience in administrative management in strengthening operations of the RLC and is currently the Recruitment Manager of the Center.  Due to her flexibility and adaptability, she took on several extra duties outside of her roles as Administrator of the Center.  She acted in the leadership role for the Curriculum and Content, Recruitment and Corporate Affairs Units of the Center.  Prior to this, she worked at the Central University for 15 years and was a pillar in providing educational administration.


Mr. Erasmus Yemofio

Curriculum and Content Assistant


Mr. James Anquandah

Corporate Affairs and Institutional Advancement Manager

James Anquandah is the Corporate Affairs and Institutional Advancement Manager at the YALI Accra RLC, where he is in charge of the partnership, Alumni, communication and other corporate affairs related portfolios. Prior to joining the YALI Accra RLC, James was the Communications and Media Specialist on the USAID Partnership for Education: Innovating Activity, where he led the production and dissemination of messages to promote home-based reading nationwide. James also worked as the Communications and Mobilization Manager at Youth Empowerment Synergy (YES-Ghana) on projects as YIEDIE, Voices of Youth, Young Peace Ambassadors and DoSomething initiatives. James holds a Master of Arts degree in Communication Studies from the University of Ghana and a Bachelor of Education in Arts, (English Major) from the University of Cape Coast.