Nana Ayim Poakwah
Nana Ayim Poakwah is the Executive Director of Hunger Alliance of Ghana. He has over 20 years experience in both the public sector and private sector and has been involved in farmers’ empowerment programmes for many years.
Nana Ayim served as the Executive Director of Hunger Alliance of Ghana since 2009 having become a founding member it in 2004. Prior to his current position as the Executive Director of the Alliance, Nana served as a member of the Presidential Task Force that established the Ghana School Feeding Programme during the presidency of His Excellency John Agyekum Kufour in 2005 which today provides one hot nutritious locally prepared on-site lunch to one and half million school pupils a day in all districts of Ghana. He became the first head of operations of the Ghana School Feeding Programme in 2005 and coordinated the operations of the programme throughout Ghana.
From 2001 to 2004, Nana served as the National Assistant Research Officer of the African Peer Review Commission in Ghana which reviewed the progress of Ghana for two years and implemented Ghana’s Programme of Action as part of the NEPAD Democracy and Good Governance support to African countries. The Peer Review initiative enabled Nana Ayim and his team to review Ghana’s progress in four key areas including democracy and good governance, socio-economic development, corporate governance and economic governance.
Nana served and supported the work of a few Presidential Committees from 2002 to 2005 and this include the Committee that was set up to establish the National Youth Employment Programme in 2005 and the committee that was set up to establish the National Health Insurance Scheme in 2003.
Currently, Nana also coordinates the West Africa Alliance against Hunger and Malnutrition which is made up of the fifteen (15) National Alliances against Hunger in West Africa. He is also the Coordinator of the Ghana Coalition of Civil Society Organizations for Scaling up Nutrition, a coalition of one hundred and forty organizations including faith-based, NGOs, farmer-based, gender-based and community-based organizations operating in all sixteen (16) regions of Ghana.. Nana Ayim has attended a number of conferences in Ghana and abroad and has shared some useful papersand presentation on food security and nutrition