The Buildberg Team
BUILDBERG is a collective of built environment professionals operating under the umbrella of the UNITED NETWORK FOR INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT
PLANNING & MANAGEMENT/UNIDPM. Buildberg comprises architects, engineers, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, among others. Buildberg tackles built environment issues, challenges and/or projects. Our efforts are designed to devise innovative solutions, probe unique opportunities, and arrest persistent issues associated with Ghana’s built environment, urban spaces, and human settlements. Our projects include the Early Childhood Resource Center
Esther Dufie Amponsah holds a bachelor’s degree holder in Quantity Surveying and Construction Economics from Cape Coast University and has completed a foundation course in Hardware/Networking Engineering at IPMC. Esther has skills in financial data collection, financial report preparation, entry and report generation, stock taking, contract administration, pricing bill of quantities, preparation of tender documents, standard method of measurement (SMM7), valuation and cost estimation.
Nana Sarpong Agyeman-Badu holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Ghana Business School and a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He also has a postgraduate certificate in Business Administration from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration. Nana’s specialties include structural engineering, development engineering, environmental quality engineering, water resources engineering, water and waste water engineering and ground engineering. He also has skills in ArcsGIS, AutoCAD, STAAD Pro, EPANET as well as GPS instruments and survey instruments.
Sharron Geraldine Quartey holds a bachelor’s degree in Development Planning from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Her areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, the preparation of project proposals and project reports, the designing of survey instruments like questionnaires and interview guidelines, data collection, input and output analysis, map updating and report reviewing for projects. She has worked on and done research for a number of projects such as the reparation of the Sekondi-Takoradi Plan, the Review of Tema Development Corporation’s Master Plan, the Demarcation and Protection of Right of Ways (Rows) on Major Arterial Roads in Greater Accra Metropolitan Area, the Preparation of Sub-Regional Development Framework for the Western Region and a Special Study on the Determinants of Housing Maintenance Culture in the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly: A case study of Gyenyase, Ayeduase and Ayiga Zongo”.
Kodwo Beedu Keelson holds master and bachelor degrees from the Technical University of Denmark and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology respectively. His fields of interest include solid waste management planning, landfill emission modeling, GIS-based river floodplain modeling, hydrological modeling, water distribution network modeling sanitary and storm water modeling and climate change modeling. He has also done research on projects such as the Landfill Engineering Research Project (LERP), the GhanHydro-Database Project and Accra Urban Drainage Modeling Project (AUDMP). Kodwo is a regular contributor to local and international journals, some of which are the International Journal of Engineering and Technology Innovation, Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Management, Ghana Water Forum Journal and Ghana Engineer Magazine. He is a Top 10 Award Winner of Ghana Development Marketplace, an initiative organized by the World Bank and theGovernment of Ghana for Innovative Business Solutions in Solid Waste Management.
Emmanuel Baffoe-Ashun has is a master’s and bachelor’s degree holder in Architecture both from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Emmanuel is proficient in Microsoft Windows Applications, AutoCAD, Sketchup, Coral Draw and Adobe Photoshop.
Frances Osei-Akuamoah holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from the University of Cape Coast and also has a certificate in Occupational Health and Safety Management. Frances has knowledge in environmental sociology, conservation biology, environmental economics, ecosystem analysis, biostatics, physical geography and cartography and hazard and risk assessment. Her areas of expertise also include waste segregation management, environmental report writing, occupational noise management and coordinating environmental management activities.
Kojo Kagyah is an artisan of bespoke wood and metal fabrications which include shelter construction, furniture and cabinetry, signage and ornamental ironwork.
Anna Korkor Caeser holds a bachelor’s of science degree in Architecture. She has software design skills in Autodesk Revit and Adobe. She is self-employed, freelance architect.
Maame Adwoa Prempeh is currently enrolled at the African Design Center. She is also a graduate of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology with a bachelor’s degree in Architecture. Maame has good knowledge and use in Revit, 3D Max and Adobe Photoshop.
Ekem Amonoo-Lartson is the founding Board Member and Executive Director of UNIDPM as well as the creator of the Buildberg Initiative. He has extensive experience in international development practice and policy, having worked with or served as a consultant to organizations such the FAO and UNDP as well as World Education and Monrovia City Corporation. Ekem has also served as a regional and infrastructure planner for the East Tennessee Development District and as a Senior Planner with Wake County’s Planning Department. Ekem has also served on the National Executive Committee of the Ghana Institute of Planners. He holds a master of science in Planning and a bachelor of Liberal Arts in International Relations and International development as well as certificates in water distribution, wastewater collection and transportation.