Attah Agyapong

Lead Consultant

Kofi Atta-Agyepong is an Agricultural Economist, Development Planner, Institutional, Organizational, and Systems Development practitioner, a Gestalt intervener, a life-skills coach, and a Counsellor. He has over 29 years of experience in consultancy with a focus on large systems / total-scale interventions, strategic learning management and transformational designs personal development, behavior management as well as facilitation of complex multi-stakeholder engagement processes.

Atta has profound expertise in:

  • Executive and leadership development.
  • Team learning and partnerships development.
  • Branding and safety
  • Networking and sustainable global business ecosystem development and management.
  • Adult training programme design, facilitation, and teaching.
  • He has co-designed and implemented 14 Master Training Programmes (MTP).

He has passion for Children / Youth Ministry and nature preservation.

Educated in institutions in Ghana, India, UK, Bangladesh, the Netherlands, and Germany, Atta has on several occasions, held the position of Task Team Leader on national and international consultancy assignments. These include assignments in Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Benin, Cote d’Ivoire , India, Kenya, Netherlands, Portugal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, Canada, and Tanzania.

Cynthia Al-Da Benon

HCD Manager /OD Expert, MOVE

Cynthia Benon is the Country Coordinator of the project in Burkina Faso and the Deputy Component Leader of Scaling Human Capacity Development for the Market-Oriented Value Chains for Jobs & Growth in the ECOWAS Region (MOVE). She has been with the initiative since 2013. For four (4) years she has worked in the field of statistics in data collection and analysis.

Cynthia Benon holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication, and Public Relations and a master’s degree in Organization Development. She has a certificate in Project Management and has received a certification of recognition for a service rendered to Montaigne Private School. She is an Organizational Development practitioner. 

She has moderated the 4th Edition of the Expert and Ministerial meetings of the International Consultative Cashew Council (CICC) in Cameroun with participants coming from 11 countries. As well as the Cashew Women meeting during the World Cashew Convention in 2020.

In social life, Cynthia Benon is the President of a Youth Association working in the field of Women’s Empowerment. She is a member of the Toastmaster International Club. She has represented her country in national and international meetings. Cynthia Benon has been awarded with « l’Ordre de Mérite au grade de Chevalier avec Agrafe Jeunesse ». She is bilingual and fluent in French and English. She has contributed to the design and the implementation of the Master Training Programme (MTP) since Edition 2.        

Olivia Ewurabena Bennett

Finance and Administration Manager, GIZ/MOVE

Olivia Ewurabena Bennett is a finance and administration manager with the GIZ/MOVE. With her wealth of knowledge in finance, she handles events, contracting for events, and prepares financial reports and budgets for all events for Ghana and Sierra Leone project offices.

She is also the focal person for waste management, corporate health management, and security of MOVE, Accra.

Before joining the cashew family, she worked with Ghana Commercial Bank and the Electricity Company of Ghana.

Olivia obtained her first degree in Economics and Information Studies from the University of Ghana, Legon. She holds a master’s degree in International Business from the University of Ghana Business School. She has a certificate in Project management from GIMPA, Appreciative Inquiry, Introduction to Organizational Development, and Executive Mastery for OD and Leadership. She has undergone Managerial Coaching and moderated the CasheWomen meeting during ACA Annual Cashew Conference in 2021. She has been a resource person of the Master Training Program since edition 5. Olivia loves swimming, travelling, and adventure.

Reine Nonhouegnon Dehode

Sector Organization Lead/Admin & Finance – African Cashew Alliance (ACA)

Reine Dehode is Sector Organization and Advocacy head at ACA. She holds an MA in Organization Development (OD) and Bachelor in Business Administration with Banking and Finance option. She has worked for the past seven (7) years in policy analysis, Project M&E, Administration and Finance, and also has a strong understanding of the cashew value chain.  Ms. Dehode is bilingual with fluency in French and English, and has experience working in West and East Africa.