Francis Osei-Gyan is the Deputy Director at Herp Conservation Ghana, West Africa’s first amphibian and reptile conservation society. He has a MSc in Development Policy and Planning from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. Francis work for the protection and conservation of West Africa’s unique biodiversity and ecosystem through research, conservation education, habitat restoration, capacity building and community engagement. He is deeply committed to safeguarding Ghana – his home country’s – irreplaceable biodiversity, as well as inspire a well-informed global citizenry to protect our ecosystem and biodiversity. He is a fellow of the Global Environments Summer Academy (GESA) 2022.
Francis’s conservation approach involves integrating his campaign with people’s interests and culture using innovative tools that inspire environmental stewardship as a vehicle for social and environmental change. He is passionate about building leadership in conservation. Thus, he currently lead a successful capacity building and mentoring program in West Africa dubbed ‘Ecology Field School’ that equip young conservationist including university students and early-career professionals with skills in research and conservation.
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