Mr. Michael Henchard Okai

National Project Coordinator REDD + Governance and

Mr. Michael Henchard Okai joined GII in July 2014 as a Project Coordinator for REDD+ IN for a period of three years. Prior to GII, Mr. Okai worked as a District Customer Services Officer with the Forestry Commission for ten years. There, he championed Community Based Natural Resource Management particularly agroforestry, equity in benefit sharing and livelihood opportunities for forest fringe communities.

Mr. Okai holds an MA Environmental Management and Policy from the University of Cape Coast and a BA Economics and Political Science from the University of Ghana. Mr. Okai also has a Diploma in Development Leadership obtained from the Coady International Institute in Canada and a Certificate in Socio – Economic and Political Challenges of Nature Conservation from the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies in Israel.

Mr. Okai’s responsibilities at GII include organising, coordinating and monitoring the REDD+ Governance and Finance Integrity for Africa and the Land and Corruption in Africa Projects.

Tel: +233 (0) 302 760 884, +233577665296, +233244520914


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