Erasmus Quartey is the Founding President and Executive Director of the RAPiD. Erasmus formed the RAPiD in response to the growing concerns of the steady devaluation of the quality of life in Ghana. He sets strategies, vision and leads in making key decisions for the RAPiD. He believes in equality in social growth, development and a state of well-being for all people.
Erasmus currently holds a global position at Siemens Wind Power, as a QEHS Advisor; he has over 10 years experience in the field of Quality, Health, Safety, Security, and Environmental Management. During a previously 8 years of exemplary career in the British Army, he worked for the United Nations (UN) in Cyprus where he applied diplomacy in support of the Cyprus peace process. Prior to the military, Erasmus was the Regional Security Manager for the Cardinal Business Group UK. Formerly a Social Psychology instructor at the Ghana Police Training College in Accra, Erasmus has a profound understanding of policy and research. His global working experiences include Ghana, United Kingdom, Germany, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Falklands, Poland and Belgium.
Erasmus holds a Master of Science (MSc) in Public Health from the University of Bedfordshire, a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Psychology from the University of Ghana, Certificate in ISO 9001 Quality Lead Auditor, NEBOSH Certificates in Occupational Health and Safety and NEBOSH Environmental Management. He is also United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) certified in Mediation and Diplomacy as well as a graduate member of the Institute of the UK Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).
In 2013, his extensive research on the 'Prevalence of Alcohol Misuse in the UK Armed Forces; A Systematic Review', was published in the major UK National newspapers, magazines and web-based newspapers.
Timothy Ackah-Sanzah (a.k.a. ‘Tim Ackah-Sanzah’) is the vice-president of the organization and carries out duties as assigned by the president. He believes in the success and prosperity of Ghana, and hopes to see the future generations of the country thrive in aspects of health, wellness, and to be economically competitive on a global scale.
His occupation is a manager of Occupational Health and Safety and a creator of safe work environments. He has over 15 yrs. of practical experience in industries including Hi-Rise and Residential Construction, Oil and Gas, Marine and Stevedoring, Manufacturing, and Forestry, as well as special projects such as Airport Renovations and Runway Expansion safety, Asbestos Abatement and Removal, ad city-wide coordinated events.
Timothy was born in Accra, and completed both ‘O’ and ‘A’ level certifications at Mfantsipim School in Cape-Coast, Ghana. He has a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Biology from Trinity Western University in British Columbia, Canada, and now holds a professional designation as a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP). He is currently pursuing an Executive MBA (EMBA) in Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Leadership.
Some of his other achievements include the Excellence Award for Safety Leadership, and in 2012, winner of the ‘Spark’ Award of Outstanding Contribution in Manufacturing, for outstanding contributions and exemplifying key attributes in Attitude, Performance, Leadership, and Dedication.
Media / Communications Director
Gideon Affleck (a.k.a. KANBOSK) is a web systems administrator and a web consultant with over 8 years of experience in developing and maintaining websites using open source CMS technologies such as Joomla, Wordpress and Magento. He graduated from the University of Lincoln with a degree in Computer Information Systems and achieved a 1st Class honours grade.
Whilst studying for his degree, he had the opportunity to manage a number of projects for a variety of clients from different employment sectors. This enabled him to implement Project Management techniques such as PRINCE 2 and other software development life-cycles. Such projects necessitated strong customer focus in order to meet client objectives and to deliver projects to cost and on time. His IT background is underpinned by strong technical knowledge, skills and ability.
Before taking up his IT career, he served with the British Armed Forces (2003 - 2008) as a Combat Medical Technician and later on re-traded as a Petroleum Operator. As an ex-British Army soldier, he enjoys working with others to deliver results and always maintain a friendly and productive working environment, yet at the same time able to work in a busy and pressurised environment whilst meeting and exceeding targets.
Gideon is passionate about making Ghana a better place as he believes Ghana has all the resources without recourse to external help.
Sylvester Peprah is the secretary of the RAPiD. He manages all administrative affairs and strategic planning of the organisation. Sylvester believes in good governance, fairness and investment in people. His lifelong commitment to education is driven by his passion for human development.
Sylvester is a world class educationist who has experience in lecturing in many countries around the world. He is currently a Mathematics lecturer at Suffolk New College in the UK. Prior to this, Sylvester was a High School Mathematics teacher with Charleston County, USA. He lectured Statistics and Mathematics at Vista University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Before that, he worked for the Zambian Education Service as a Mathematics Teacher. He was also Head of Mathematics at Dormaa Secondary School and Adonten Secondary Schools in Ghana.
Sylvester holds a Master of Science (M. Sc) degree in Mathematical Statistic from the University of Port Elizabeth; B. Sc in Mathematics and Diploma in Education from the University of Cape Coast. Sylvester is married with 3 children.
Felix Akrofi-Atitianti leads the team of researchers for RAPiD who probe into pertinent social issues to recommend practical solutions and to influence public opinions, policy and decision making in a scientific manner. The team is responsible for innovations and ground surveys upon which the organisation makes informed decisions about all its projects and activities.
Felix has experience in social science research and project evaluations. He was a member of student researchers who evaluated World Vision’s livelihood project in Northern Ghana and worked for several public and private organisations including the Ghana Minerals Commission, Ghana Statistical Service and Savannah Advisory Services among others in this regards.
He holds a BA degree in Geography and Resource Development from the University of Ghana and currently pursuing a joint MSc degree in Geography of Environment Risks and Human Security at the University of Bonn and the United Nations University in Germany of which he is a student member of the Joint Academic Board. He is passionate about rural development and keen to building resilience of local communities to secure human lives and livelihoods.
Kyei Baffour Nketiah is one of the Organiser's for the Regional Advocacy for Public Development Ghana (RAPiD). He is responsible for organising all activities of the RAPiD. He believes in public development and the right of good standard of living for all. Baffour’s passion for a developed and self sufficient Ghana drove him to join like minded people in the RAPiD.
During 6 years of service in the British Army, he has gained international experiences in policy implementation due to his work in various countries such as the United Kingdom, Cyprus, Ghana, Canada Germany, France and Belgium. He currently manages a team of logisticians in Germany.
Prior to joining the military, Kyei Baffour Nketiah served for 2 months with the Radio Newsroom of Ghana Broadcasting Corporation from June to August, 2006 as an intern member during the final year of his university degree as a Theatre Arts major with University of Ghana. He is expecting a Bachelor of Science in Logistics Management with Lincoln University, UK.
Daniel Nortey is the Communications Assistant for RAPiD. He provides support to the communications team in a number of ways, particularly by tracking and organizing media and releasing press materials. He holds a Microsoft Network Administrator (MscE) Certificate, A-Plus (Hardware) and N-Plus (Networking). He has an extensive managerial experience and ability to mentor people.
Daniel believes that good governance, integrity and selfless commitment are the key attributes to public development.
Janet Affleck is an advisor of RAPiD. She completed Kumasi Polytechnic in 2002 and earned her spot as an Accountant. After graduating from Polytechinic, she worked as a junior account at the Kumawu Secondary School where she helped manage all the monetary transactions within the setting, including tuition fees, dinner monies and staff wages.
Janet is a dedicated mother of three children and a regular contributor of RAPiD. Her passion is to see Ghana change for the best.
Leslie is a passionate Ghanaian who is concerned about the current affairs of Ghana his motherland. He has the firm belief for change in our socio-economic sector and government policies as a whole. A change in our national infrastructures which was established decades ago, overcrowding in our hospitals and jails and also a change in the mentality of the average Ghanaian are some of his core concerns.
Advices the executives on key issues pertaining to country and also plays an important role in research, comes up with creative ideas for the general betterment of our goals and objective.
As Senior Advisor for RAPiD, Mary- Gloria Quartey is responsible for giving advice on strategic planning, advising on selected projects and commenting on issues arising from executive or board meetings. She also initiates new projects for the committee to consider and takes active part in projects.
Gloria has extensive experience in managerial roles and project management. She is currently the Compliance Business Co-ordinator for Guys’ and Saint Thomas NHS Foundation Trust Compliance Team in Germany. She has taken part in various planning processes with senior executive and played a key part in departmental restructuring.
Gloria believes in innovation, social balance, fairness, honesty and equal opportunity which form part of a developed community. Also, for a people to achieve great heights attention must be given to the very little things which make the bigger picture. Mary-Gloria Quartey gained her BSc degree in Psychology at the University of Ghana.
Mr. Emmanuel Luxly Gyapong, Senior Advisor for RAPiD is responsible for giving strategic advice on planning and implementation of projects. Mr. Gyapong, a graduate of Strayer University in Georgia, also comments on issues arising from executive or board meetings. He also initiates new projects for the group.
Mr. Gyapong is a certified public coach, motivational speaker, business man and an entrepreneur with over 10 years of experience in international business relations and trades. Mr. Gyapong is passionate about people and the uplifting of Africa as a whole.