The Institute for Liberty and Policy Innovation (ILAPI) is an award winning Think Tank. We won the 2017 maiden Africa Think Tank Shark Tank in South Africa and for the second time got nominated for the 2018 Africa Think Tank Shark Tank in Kenya. ILAPI is a Non – Profit, non-partisan, public policy and an educational research Organization (Think Tank), operating exclusively for education, social, political, business consultancy, free market economics advocacy, decentralization, international relations, individual liberty, rule of law, poverty alleviation and entrepreneurship.  

 

MISSION  

The mission of Institute for Liberty and Policy Innovation is to provide innovative economic research and pensive multidisciplinary public policy advocacy through intellectually inspired leadership to help create freedom and prosperity for a free society.    

  VISION

To strive to reach out to the star of perfection by advocating, researching, educating and inspirIing through creative and empathetic involvement in the society to transform it.  

 

OUR TEAM  

 

Peter Bismark Kwofie

CEO/President

Peter is an NGO/Think Tank Development Expert and policy research analyst. He Studied diploma in Basic Education at the Presbyterian college of Education, Akropong Akwapem and a graduate from the University of Education Winneba, with a Bachelor's of Education. He was among the 25 selected young Africans for the Young African Scholars Colloquium in Kenya. Served as academic head of a number of schools in Ghana. Peter, in 2012 started the Bismann College to assist Senior High School Students who couldn't pass their Mathematics and Science subjects and through this has employed over 30 individuals. He was the Marketing Manager of the Builders of Today Associates, a German renewable energy NGO. He his mentoring a number of young individuals across sub-Saharan Africa on entrepreneurship and liberal advocacy. With his experience in Youth Employment policies and entrepreneurship development Peter has been invited by uncountable number of organizations and associations to Lecture on Government Employment Programs and mentorship.  He is a co-founder of a number of pro-liberty organizations; that includes, Center for Economic Freedom and Legal Awareness in Gambia, Young Africans for Opportunity (YAFO), Center for Better Society Advocacy and Research (CEBSAR - Africa), Fakye Foundation and other organizations in Sierra Leone.  He is a regular policy Analyst on different media platforms in Ghana  and an Editor at mynewsghana.com and recently asked by Future Newspaper in Sierra Leone to contribute to their contents. Peter Bismark won the 2017 Africa Think Tank Shark Tank AWARD in South Africa, He is currently studying Mphil in Human Right, Conflict and Peace Studies at the University of Education, Winneba.      

 

Evans Badu - Boampong

Vice - President Evans

is a graduate with BSC. in Applied Biology from the University for Development Studies. He has lectured Biology and Science in a number of schools. He lecturers at Dasein Practical School and Brains College all in Accra. Evans is an Examiner with West African Examination Council in Ghana and a secretary to Tema Young Entrepreneurs. He is a graduate of Atlas Leadership Academy, Washington - USA. He is a speaker for several conferences on Entrepreneurship, Freedom, and Health. He is a social commentator and has interest in public policy, health and scientific innovation.  

 

Albert Kobina Mensah

2nd Vice - President/Senior Research Fellow

Albert is a soil remediation scientist by profession and his research interests include soil rehabilitation of degraded gold mined soils, environmental impacts of mining, soil potentially toxic elements, soil arsenic pollution, soil redox chemistry of arsenic contamination, biochar and compost for mine soil and tailings remediation, phytoremediation, environmental risk assessment. He had published and reviewed many scholarly scientific papers in these areas with citations in other scientific works. He had also lectured in Ghana and Germany in areas such as mining and water resources in Africa, environmental impact assessment and soil sciences. Albert holds BSc. (Agricultural Sciences) from the University of Cape Coast in Ghana; MSc. (Water Resources) from the Kenyatta University in Kenya and currently a PhD fellow at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany. He is also the founding president of Centre for Better Society Advocacy and Research Africa (CEBSAR-AFRICA), an anti-corruption think tank that focuses on research and advocacy on paradigm shifts and best-alternative options for creating a better society in Africa. He writes on social issues, need for good governance, leadership, and anti-corruption in Ghana.

 

   Isaac Kojo Annan Yalley

    Monetary Economist

Yalley currently works with Kaiser Global Health limited as the Chief Finance officer. He holds Diploma in Accounting, Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from University of Ghana, Bachelors degree in biblical studies from American Bible university, Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered  accountants (ICAG), holds diploma in chartered treasury and risk management from the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAG), Associate member of certified chartered Economists  (Monetary Economics option). Yalley  is currently  Pursuing Msc. Economics (Monetary Economics option) at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Investment and stock trading course at Ghana Stock Exchange and Masters Degree in Divinity at American Bible University.  

 

  Nathaniel Dwamena

Head, Development Research

Dwamena holds a Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Rural Development from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology – Ghana (KNUST). He is discipline and has good leadership skills. He contributed immensely to the KNUST Students’ Parliament House as a Majority Chief Whip and eventually becoming the Majority Leader for the 11th Parliament. He was a research volunteer for ILAPI in 2016 He won the Most Hardworking Leader award during the 10th Parliament in 2017. He is a free market advocate and engages in activities that advance principles of free society for socio-economic development. He is a graduate of Atlas Network Leadership Academy, USA. He is a writer and contributes to OP-ED for major media outlet in Ghana. He successfully participated in Think Tank Essential 2018 in Nigeria. He is Co-founder and Programs Manager of Young Africans for Opportunities (YAFO).  Mr. Dwamena's creativity and innovative works, won for him the Outstanding project innovator at ILAPI, 2018.  

 

Claudio Ndeleva Mutua, (Esq)

Legal Research / Advisor

Mutua is a legal pratctioner in kenya. Claudio is a Corporate Legal Assistant with Churchblaze Group Ltd. In 2010 to 2016, he was an undergraduate Research Assistant at Kisii University School of Law, Kenya. Claudio seeks to further legal advocacy and research in Kenya and Africa at large; research on the intersection between the law and freedom in Africa and contribute to liberal policy development in Africa.

 

 

FELLOWS

Haruna Yakubu  ----- Msc

Jonas Boye ------------ Msc (Acturial Science)

Christian Atum ------ Msc (Economics) 

Rahman Abdul D. Sarpong - BA Computers Science / MIS

Peter Dadzie ----------- B. A (Economics)

Belinder Odek --------- B.A (Communication)

Samuel Adjei ---------- Journalist

Ernest Danso Abiam ------ Journalist

Felix Yaw Adjei ------------- Journalist

Ebenezer Darko Darious   ----------- Msc.

Efo Korku Mawutor ------------- Media Practitioner

Lydia Adzag - bil ------------- Development and Programs

 

BOARD MEMBERS

Dr. Kofi Asare

Rev. Dr. Paul Anthony

Mr. Berima Rexford Darko Agyekum

Mr. Samuel Sarpong

Mr. Robert w. Valentine

Mr. Kojo Mbir