Alfred Ohene-Akonor, Voluntary Workcamps Association of Ghana (VOLU)
Alfred is an International Development expert with a Master of Science (MSc. Environmental Policy) degree from the University of London. He also holds a postgraduate Diploma in International and Development Studies, with a specialisation in Development and Technical Cooperation, from the University of Toulouse 1, France. He is now professionally engaged with migrant associations, providing technical project management support within the context of decentralised international cooperation. He is passionate in the cross-cultural exchange and learning; solidarity and development sectors with over 30 years’ experience in the international voluntary service movement. Alfred is an active member of the Voluntary Workcamps Association of Ghana (VOLU) since 1982, where he has participated and led several international workcamps. In 1990-91, he also participated in SCI short-term workcamps in Switzerland and Germany, and further as a medium-term volunteer (MTV) to coordinate the Namibia “Breaking Free” campaign in UK.
Currently, Alfred is the National Vice-Chairman of VOLU responsible for organisational development policy, and international relations. He is always excited to be part of this satisfying experience of working with international volunteer groups on development service programmes, and share the values of free will, commitment, engagement and solidarity that volunteers uphold to support human development globally. Selfless attitude and a service spirit, high sense of duty and attention to details, and a constant desire to reach set targets are additional personal qualities that Alfred brings to CCIVS to strengthen its executive team of experts working on sustainable development programmes to enhance its vision of social justice, peace, and progress.
As of 2016, he has been appointed as the internal auditor of the network.