He brings a vast experience working in education and integrated social development in Ghana. He has worked and consulted for a number of NGOs and government departments in Ghana. Dr Arkorful is a national of Ghana with extensive experience as a Social/ Community Development Specialist, Senior Education Program Manager, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Management Trainer and Facilitator. He has management experience in both formal and non-formal social development sectors. He also has extensive experience in socio economic research, participatory research skills, participatory monitoring and evaluation, participatory project planning and management, decentralized governance, community mobilization/development work, management training/capacity building, adult training, gender equity issues, and HIV/AIDS advocacy.
He provides training in change management, organization development, project planning and management, people management, integrated community/social development and gender and development. He has worked and travelled in most regions of Africa and has an in-depth appreciation and working knowledge of development work in Africa. He has worked as a resource person for a number of NGOs internationally related to Education and Social Development. He has also developed and evaluated sectoral and national programming for a range of NGOs and international actors. His breadth of experience and responsibility have provided him with a deep understanding of the models and resources on education and social development, along with an appreciation of the systemic challenges and opportunities that is involved in transferring development programs to government counterparts, and strong positive relationships with key system players that will facilitate successful implementation.
He has a PhD in International Education and Development from the Centre for International Education, University of Sussex, UK. Current research interests and work are in the areas of education programs development, teacher professional development, organization development, integrated social development, complementary/alternative education programs, literacy acceleration and access to education.