International Trade Facilitation & AFCFTA Expert
Trade expert with robust experience in Trade Policy, Trade Facilitation, Aid for Trade, Trade Agreements, Trade Negotiations, Trade Promotion, Regional Integration, Gender Mainstreaming for Trade, Private Sector Development, Investment Policy and Laws, Institutional Development-wide professional providing technical assistance for aid, trade and private sector development to Business Support Organisations/Associations, Trade Promotion Agencies, national Governments and Regional Economic Communities, institutional capacity building on trade and trade related issues on national and regional exchange of goods and services. Trade Policy Research and Analysis – wide experience on Market Research, Intelligence and Trade information collating, trade policy analysis and assessing challenges emanating from changes in national, regional and international trade and tariff policies. Sourcing Funding and Implementing Development Partners Funded Projects – fund sourcing, developing tender documents, team building, submission procedures, coordinating, implementing, backstopping and evaluating funded projects for systematic development partners. Consultancy Management – developing Terms of Reference (TOR) for programmed projects, managing expert pools through selection of relevant experts from a database of experts on Trade and Trade related issues.
Africa Strategy Adviser for Aberystwyth University, University of Strathclyde; University of East Anglia; and currently he is the African Regional Adviser for the University of London, the Africa Adviser for Lancaster University and the Africa director for Zurich Elite Business School Switzerland.
FOUNDER Flexy-Learn (www.flexylearn.com), a one-stop online shop for distance learning provision for Africa. He is Principal Consultant of Envirofly Consulting UK (www.envirofly-group.com) and Founder of Lancaster International, an international outreach school/programme focused on supporting primary and secondary schools in Africa (www.lancasterinternational.org).
CREATOR of one of the most comprehensive and UK CPD certified suite of online career programme in Africa, the Career Enhancement Programme Online (CEPO) – www.flexylearn.com/cepo
BOARD MEMBER Member of the Board of Directors of the largest and most reputable Think-Tank organization in Africa, the Africa Technology Policy Studies Network, ATPS, headquartered in Nairobi Kenya.
AUTHOR of two literary books (a novel and an anthology of poetry) and a practical career transformation book titled ‘The Graduate Code’. He is a poet and a multi-award-winning film producer for his recent feature-length movie DRY.