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Desmond C. Appiah, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Accra, Ghana

Desmond C. Appiah

Desmond C. Appiah is the Chief Sustainability and Resilience Advisor to the Mayor of Accra. He is also the C40 City Advisor for Accra responsible for the development of a Paris Agreement Compliant Climate Action Plan by Deadline 2020. Desmond is the immediate past Chief Resilience Officer of Accra and led the development of a Resilience Strategy for the city. He has in the past led many intiatives in the private and public sector to design and implement proactive environmental, health & safety as well as quality management systems in Ghana, and internationally. Desmond holds a BA (Hons) in Geography & Resource Development from University of Ghana, an MSc in Energy and Sustainable Development from DeMontfort University, Leicester and an MS in Environmental Protection and Safety Management from St Joseph’ University in Philadelphia.

 

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