Mark Kebo Akparibo

Mark Kebo Akparibo is the Founder and Executive Secretary of Tele-Bere and the Secretary to the National Steering Committee of the Ghana Federation of Forest and Farm Producers – GhaFFaP. Mark has over a decade’s experience working in promoting Non-Timber Forest Product (NTFP) and agricultural value chains as a catalyst for pro poor wealth creation and decent work. He is particularly interested in how multi—stakeholder processes and synergy building can become a driver for profitable forest and farm businesses through the provision of appropriate business incubation services for forest and farm producer organisations. He also has great interest in how to achieve gender-inclusive financial inclusion in a manner that addresses the key challenges of access to finance, land and other productive resources for smallholders through innovative blended financing mechanisms delivered through schemes such as community-managed Village Savings and Loans (VSL) Schemes.

COUNTRY: GHANA