Foresight Generation Club
Mr. Albert Yeboah Obeng is the National Projects Coordinator for the Foresight Generation Club, a Non Governmental Organization based involved in Innovative Agricultural projects designed to protecting the environments whiles promoting sustainable development and economic opportunities for fresh graduates and young adults in Ghana and Africa with international reach with expertise using innovative Information Communication Technology (ICT) Tools and Applications for environmental and agricultural projects in catchment communities in Ghana and other ACP states with practical working experience in smallholder agriculture farming. Albert has successfully designed and coordinated projects for fresh graduates and young adults to promoting sustainable agricultural projects for environmental protection, climate friendly programmes and projects promoting sustainable employment opportunities for farmers and young adults in Ghana and Africa, among his most successful projects is “eAgriculture Employing Youth and Young Adults in Ghana”, “ICT For Sustainable Development” and others being replicated elsewhere in Africa and abroad. He is a graduate of University of Ferrara, Italy and NIIT-Ghana, also he is an expert in Technology Management and Transfer working with the Foresight Generation Club which specializes in the use of user friendly ICT tools and applications in meeting pressing social, environmental and economic challenges in communities in Africa and other African countries promoting sustainable business opportunities and partnerships in Ghana and Africa. He has also been a Research Fellow with the International Center for Science and High Technology of UNIDO (ICS-UNIDO) at Trieste, Italy and has been responsible for research and consultancy services in providing expertise guidelines and advices in the establishment of Innovative Technology Centers in selected African countries and also specializes in the design of innovative ICT Applications in addressing targeted challenges in developing countries and advising on ICT Policy programs for international organizations and regional organizations. As evident to his commitment and expertise, Albert has been Awarded the Mayor of Rome’s Innovative ICT Award for his design and use of ICT Applications for the benefits of communities in Ghana with replication in other African countries, also he has been awarded the Global Social Entrepreneurs Award by the Global Knowledge Partnership in 2007. Albert was awarded the Global Junior Challenge by the Municipality of Rome, Italy, Has also been awarded the Global Young Social Entrepreneurs Award by the Global Knowledge Network in Malaysia and UNESCO and he is an Alumnus of the latest joint project of UNESCO-ISTIC in Technopreneurship at the University SAINS Malaysia, Penang-Malaysia and hence he is a Certified Technopreneur. He has many publications on projects and expertise covering ICT for employment creation for fresh graduates in Africa, environment protection, Disaster Risk Response (DRR), Climate Change and on Sustainable Social Innovations by fresh graduates for young adults in developing countries with a focus on Africa and ICT for marketing agriculture produce and e-Transport systems and the e-Marketing of farm produce for farmers in Ghana. He has been key speaker at the EU-Africa ICT Partnership Forum, Lisbon, Portugal, 2012 and has also been selected by UNESCO as a Technical Committee Member of the UNESCO World Summit on Information Society UNESCO+10 Forum on E-Science and public Policy in Paris, France 2013.