MANAGEMENT

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Program Coordinator
Joana Chemel

Joana Chemel is a creative economy consultant who believes in the total development of the African Youth and spends her time working on programs and projects that realizes this passion. 

She is the Program Coordinator of the Ghana Design Network which seeks to develop the ecosystem of Design and Creative Business Services in Ghana and a Content and Partnership consultant for PICHA, an Afrocentric visual content provider using images to change the narratives of modern Africans in the media. 

Joana has previously worked in the international trade and development sector as a project executive for the Ghana Netherlands Business and Culture Council (GNBCC) and a Young Expert for the Netherlands Africa Business Council (NABC) under the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Young Expert Programmes (YEP) focusing on Creative Industry impact on Agro Food projects. She has been directly involved in the planning and the execution of projects/programs such as the Creative Enterprise Programme with British Council West Africa and Nesta UK, the New Business Challenge (a business case exchange program for Ghanaian and Dutch students), Dutch Export Academy by the Netherlands Embassy (an export training program for young Ghanaian entrepreneurs), Export opportunities for cleantech/green businesses in Ghana (SNV/GCIC), Design trade missions to the Netherlands among others.

Joana has experience in managing projects and program coordination, training facilitation, multi-level stakeholder management, policy engagements, administrative work, market research and event organization and has been a creative industry representative for British Council Ghana in various summits and international exchanges in Africa and the UK since 2017.
She is a Young Diplomat of Ghana (YDG) and was for two years (2018-2020) the OYA Opportunities country representative for Ghana. 

Joana enjoys growing her personal and business network across borders to experience, learn, share and work in cross cultural learnings. She loves to travel to experience people and new cultures, and enjoys music, food, dancing and creative writing. She also holds a Pre-MBA certificate from China Europe International Business School (CEIBS, Shanghai), a professional candidate of CIMA Global (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) and a BSc Degree in Business Administration from Central University where she also served as the Treasurer of the Student Chaplaincy Committee.

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Design Lead
Aaron Yeboah Jr

Yeboah Junior is a Ghanaian visual designer currently living and working in Accra, Ghana. 

Since 2010, Yeboah has constantly embarked on projects and endeavours that push creative boundaries especially in Africa.  

Using design as a tool to inspire, educate and inform, Yeboah’s primary mission is to deliver innovative cross-platform solutions to communication and visual design and be a creative force in Ghana, Africa and beyond.

In 2014, Yeboah launched African Lens, a publication featuring and celebrating African Photographers. The publication has released 6 volumes and exhibited photography works in Ghana and South Africa so far.

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Team Lead (Fashion Design)
Nana Mensah

Nana Mensah is a graduate of the Ghana Institute of Journalism with a BA in Communication Studies. His journey in the fashion and modeling industry started ten (10) years ago with the
establishment of Fame Model management, a unisex modeling agency based in Accra.

In 2015 he founded Mr. Model Africa (MMA) competition to discover new male models for the fashion and modeling industries in Africa and followed up with the launch of the first ever menswear week in sub Saharan Africa, Ghana Menswear week in 2016 which has become one of the major fashion events in Ghana aimed at creating a platform for established and emerging
fashion designers across the world to showcase their brands as well as collaborate and network.

Nana Mensah is an advocate for girls and women empowerment and inclusion for people living with disabilities. Nana through the Mr. Model Africa foundation supports and promotes Autism awareness in Ghana with the Autism Awareness, Care and Training center (AACT) in Accra and
acts as the country manager for Jonny and Friends for Autism (UK).

He has produced and coordinated various fashion events in Ghana and currently host Ghana’s number one fashion and lifestyle TV show, FashionGH TV.

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Project and Admin Assistant
Peace Delali

Peace Delali is a young, enthusiastic and creative young lady who is passionate about sharing knowledge and helping small businesses in the area of growth. She had her undergraduate degree in Business Administration and majored in Accounting.

She went on to begin her career as an Accounts and Administrative executive in Phasers Integrated Systems, a sound engineering company, where she actively participated in launching and sustaining successful projects such as the Phasers Academy which provided trainings for sound engineers and product promotion campaigns. 

In quest for a new challenge, she decided to enroll in the MBA program at University Canada West where she intends to learn more about the business environment and innovative ways of doing business.

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Partners

GNBCC
Embassy of the kingdom of The Netherlands
British Council
Netherlands Enterprise Agency
Association of Dutch Designers (BNO)
Association of Ghana Industries (AGI)
The Agvatage Group TAG
Archi Afrika

Contact Us

info@ghanadesign.net
+233 248509053