Faisal Elias

PhD student , The Pennsylvania State University

About Faisal Elias

I'm currently a PhD student in Geography and the Transdisciplinary Research on Environment and Society. My research is focused on the governance of landscape restoration in Africa. Prior to that, I worked with the Ghana Wildlife Society as the Development and Policy Manager where I provide leadership in conservation education, campaigns and Policy advocacy, and communication. I also support in fundraising, project monitoring and partnerships. 

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Charity/Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO)

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Fundraising Livelihood, Economic & Moral Incentive Monitoring and evaluation Partnerships and collaboration development Project/programme management Species Management

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Recent Comments

Jul 13, 2023
Replying to Christine Tansey

@Temitope Rebecca Adelola I really enjoyed your interview with @Faisal Elias, you covered a lot of ground in your discussion!

I wondered if there was a network of NGOs in Ghana that work together in some of the advocacy work you do @Faisal Elias ? I'm based in Scotland and your comments made me think about how former colleagues of mine worked with Scottish Environment Link to amplify the voice of the Conservation community.

Yes, we do have networks of NGOs working together to advocate. But they are more of a ad hoc kind of coalition that are formed in response to certain issues in the sector. We do work together but we all have our approaches, aims and visions, so sometimes these things limit the extent of the network because it has to be line with everyone, the need for agreements.

Jul 06, 2023

Thank you @Temitope Rebecca Adelola for bringing light to my story.

Jul 06, 2023
Replying to Thirza Loffeld

Useful insights - thank you for sharing @Faisal Elias and for catalysing the sharing of these expert insights @Temitope Rebecca Adelola - wonderful to see the outcome of your fruitful conversation! 

@Faisal Elias : what do you enjoy most in your current role as Development and Policy Manager at the Ghana Wildlife Society?

Inasmuch as my role is tasking, I enjoy meeting people, at all levels, and learning from them and listerning to their stories. Also, when we are able to win funding and observe satisfaction from donors.

Apr 30, 2023

Hi everyone, I'm Faisal from Ghana. I'm passionate about conservation and I consider my self an environmental Social Scientist. I work with the Ghana Wildlife Society as the Development and Policy Manager where I provide leadership in conservation education, campaigns and Policy advocacy and communications. I also provide support in donor reporting, project monitoring and fundraising. I obtained my master's degree in Integrated Water Management from Monash University South Africa campus and a bachelor's degree in Geography from Knust in Ghana. 

I'll love to connect with conservationist around the world, share ideas and make friends. 


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