Gordon Kofi Sarfo—Adu, Corporate Planning Manager with the Corporate Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Department (CPME), of the Forestry Commission has successfully obtained a Doctor ofPhilosophy (PhD) in Public Administration and Policy Management from the University of Ghana, Business School (UGBS). His thesis was on Governance and Sustainable Forest Management in Ghana.
Dr. G. K. Sarfo—Adu had garnered a number of academic qualifications including M.A in International Relations and Development at the Nyansapo College; Accra, MSc in Procurement and Supply Chain Management from the University of Cape Coast; MSc in International Accounting and Finance at the Buckinghamshire New University UK; M.A in Environmental Management and Policy at the University of Cape Coast; MBA in Strategic and Project Management at the Paris Graduate School, BSc in Natural Resources Management at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science Technology, Diploma: Irrigated Agriculture in Times of Climate Change from Galilee International Management Institute (GIMI) Israel and a Post Chartered Diploma in Public Financial Management from Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana (ICAG).
Additionally, he is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA-UK);
Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICA) Ghana; Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply Chain (CIPS) UK; Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM) Ghana; Institute of Internal Auditors (TIA) Ghana; Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT); and a Professional Certificate in Strategic and Business Planning at KPI Institute Melbourne, Australia.
He has worked at the Forestry Commission (FC) Headquarters for the past 12 years. He was employed and stationed at the FC Headquarters as a Statistics and Research Manager at the Corporate Planning Monitoring Evaluation Department from 2011 to 2014 and was the Business Planning Manager at the Forest Services Division (FSD), where he tirelessly formulated strategic objectives for the Division within the framework of FC’s vision and mission. His diligence and hard work earned him the position of Head the Projects and Donor Relations, at FC Headquarters from 2017 to 2019.
Dr. G. K. Sarfo-Adu has authored and co-authored local and international scientific publications, which includes the following: Analysis of Non-Fiscal Measures in the Forestry Sector in Stimulating Growth and Jobs Creation: The Ghana Experience”, “Management of Sacred Groves and Customary Practices in Pursuit of Sustainable Forest Management”, “Sustaining the Environment in an Era of Small Scale Mining in Ghana: Optimizing the Role Of Institutions”, “Participatory Forest Management in Ghana: An Empirical Perspective”, “Navigating through the Maze: Practical Constraints in the Implementation of Forest Regulations (FLEGT) in Ghana”. “Enforcing Sustainable Forest Management Policies: An Assessment of the Institutional Structures for VPA Implementation In Ghana”, “Forest Tenure and Sustainable Forest Management: Drawing Lessons from the Literature”, “Role of Related Policies and Laws on
Sustainable Forest Management Practice: A Critical Overview”, “Forest Regulatory Frameworks and Outcomes: Assessment of
FLEGT and Timber Exploitation activities in Ghana” and “On the Question of Sustainable Forest Practices? An Assessment ofGhana’s Ratification of the Voluntary Partnership Agreement” among others. With the assistance of Dr. Gladys Nkrumah, Ghana Communication Technology University and Dr. Henry K. Kokofu, Executive Director of Environmental Protection Agency, he has contributed to a chapter in a book titled “Urban Metabolism and Climate Change: Perspective for Sustainable Cities” , published by Springer Nature, an International, Scopus indexed publisher of progressive academic research.
Dr. G. K. Sarfo-Adu has Attended Several International Programmes and Conferences:
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Conference of Parties (COP) Glasgow Scotland, November 2021.
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Conference of Parties (COP) Bonn Germany, November 2017. Climate Change Technical Conference in Bangkok, Thailand, Sept. 2018
ITTO 53rd [TTC Session, Lima, Peru, December 2017.
ITTO 54th ITTC Session, Yokohama Japan, November 2018
Africa Trade & Investment Global Summit (ATIGS) Washington, USA, June, 2018
Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Toronto-Canada, March 2018
Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Toronto-Canada, March 2020.
Construct Canada Show, Toronto Canada, November 2019. International Food Conference (Food Fair) Sial Paris, Paris, France, Oct. 2019
World Travels Markets (WTO) Travel Forward Show, London, United Kingdom, November 2019. Extractive Industry Transparency International Global Conference, Paris France, June 2019 Vakantebeiurs Fair, Utrecht, The Netherlands January 2018
Fitur Fair, Madrid, Spain January 2018
Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN/Collaborative Partnership on Forest (CPF) International Conference, Rome Italy, February 2018.