Board of Directors

SDPF BOARDS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Ayo Ayoola-Amale:

AYO AYOOLA-AMALE is a Poet, Lawyer, Spoken-Word Artist, Public Speaker and Author. She is a Senior Lecturer & Head of Department of Law, Faculty of Law, Kings University.

 She is the Founder and President Splendors of Dawn Poetry Foundation, Accra, Ghana and Nigeria, the Vice-President GHA Board, and President GHA-Africa.

Ayo as she is fondly called has many International awards / Honour. She is the Muse of Poetic Harmony in Africa, the GHA Ambassador of Harmony for Africa, the Universal Ambassador of Peace and the Ambassador of Love.

 A Member of the Central Advisory Committee Existential Harmony & Interdisciplinary Research Project and World Conference 2014.

The Secretary, Coalition of NGOs Associated with UN-DPI Ghana.

The Legal Adviser, Ghana Federation of the Disabled.

Member, Women International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)

Member, Poets of the World. 

She is the Ex-CEO of Pearl- Allied Group of Companies.

Ex-Legal Adviser, Ghana Association of Writers, Member, Mbassem Women Writers Forum and Fida.

She has attended various Local, National and Internatiional Workshops and Seminars on creative writing and presentation.

Ayo has over fifteen years of Legal practice in reputable Law firms and over thirteen years as a Law Lecturer in Business Law, Commercial Law and Practice, Company Law, Intellectual Property Law, Principles of Law etc.

She has presented papers at various conferences on intellectual property law, Business Law & Commercial Law & practice etc.

Ayo Ayoola-Amale is the CEO of Heritage & On the Pathway Series- Every Child’s fables, Poems, Nursery Rhymes and Plays.

She has performed, recited her poems at Local, National, and International platforms, events/ functions,  and festivals.

Ayo loves Humanity, Service, Poetry, Music, Horse-riding and plays Squash. 

POSTAL ADDRESS: P.O.Box AT 1878,
Achimota, Accra.
TELEPHONE: +233249208848.
+233202030340.
E-MAIL ADDRESS:
aayoamale@gmail.com.
aayoamale@hotmail.com.
ayo@splendorsofdawn.org.
www.splendorsofdawn.org.
www.ayor.webs.com.
http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=524

Dr. Kodjo Nyako:

Director, Splendors of Dawn PF.
Dr KODJO NYAKO was born on 15th April, 1940 in Odumase-Krobo, Ghana. He was educated at Mfantsipim, Cape coast and The University of Vienna Medical School, where he obtained his MD in June 1972. He returned to Ghana in 1975 and worked with 37 Military Hospital Accra till mid 1978 when he went into private practise.From 1985 till the end of 1988, he was Contract Physician with The American Embassy, Lome, Peace Corps and CUSO, Togo, West Africa.

In 1989 he came back to Ghana to set up a Health Communications Consultancy in Accra, producing various health educational materials for The Ministry of Health and other institutions which were mostly sponsored by various international organisations including WHO,UNICEF and USAID. He was called in 1985 and later commissioned to present the word of God in its fullness concerning the health, wealth, Peace and Joy of God's people. 
He is currently, President of GOLD GHANA, a non profit organisation.

Princess Anike A. Adekeye - Philips

Director/Secretary, Splendors of Dawn PF.
She is a Business Consultant, essayist, and writer. The CEO of Asebato Group of Companies, Director Moonlight Agencies Ltd.
Madam Adekeye-Philips is a business woman of high repute, with a wealth of experience in Business Management.
She has collections on Yoruba Folktales, and travel articles.
A Philanthropist, who loves Poetry with a passion.

Odoh Diego Okenyodo

Director, Splendors of Dawn PF(Nigeria).
Current

  • Editor at West Africa Insight
  • Managing Director at Isu Media Ltd

Past

  • Rapporteur, Eastern Africa Consultation On National Security And Right To Information Principles at Open Society Initiative for East Africa
  • Correspondent at Media Trust Ltd, Abuja
  • Writer at BBC World Service Trust
  • Writer at BBC World Service Trust
  • Deputy Group Head at CMC Connect (Perception Managers)
  • Author at Association of Nigerian Authors
  • Senior Programme Officer at Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD)
  • Media Coordinator at Alliance for Credible Elections

Education

  • Namibia Institute for Democracy and InWent Centre for Social Statistics
  • British Council/Lancaster University
  • Ahmadu Bello University

West Africa Insight

February 2011 – Present (1 year 6 months) Centre for Democracy and Development, 4 Kikuyu Close, Wuse 2, Abuja 
West Africa Insight is a horizon-scanning newsletter that attempts to forecast the future in poverty-reducing areas among the urban poor of the subregion.

Managing Director

Isu Media Ltd

January 2010 – Present (2 years 7 months) 
Copyediting and public relations
Managing staff and projects
Marketing 
Odoh Diego has 12 recommendations (5 co-workers, 3 clients, 4 partners) including:

  • 3rd Awal E., Support Service Engineer, Zinox Technologies Ltd, Lagos.
  • 3rd Chris M.

Rapporteur, Eastern Africa Consultation On National Security And Right To Information Principles

Open Society Initiative for East Africa

April 2012 – May 2012 (2 months) Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 
To report the Eastern Africa Consultation On National Security And Right To Information Principles meeting holding from May 1-2, 2012 and the Open Society Foundation (OSF) FOI partners meeting from May 3-4, 2012.

Correspondent

Media Trust Ltd, Abuja

September 1999 – January 2011 (11 years 5 months) 
Reporting news and current affairs for both Weekly- and Daily Trust.
Currently editor of Bookshelf, Weekly Trust's literary supplement pages: reporting, editing and planning the layout of 3 pages.
Immediate past editor of the children's pages, Young Trusters.
Former supervisor of Mass Communications student interns in Kaduna office.

Writer

BBC World Service Trust

Nonprofit; 201-500 employees; Broadcast Media industry 
2010 – 2010 (less than a year) 
Wrote for Story-Story, the award-winning radio drama

Writer

BBC World Service Trust

Nonprofit; 201-500 employees; Broadcast Media industry 
2010 – 2010 (less than a year) 
Wrote for Story-Story, the award-winning radio drama

Deputy Group Head

CMC Connect (Perception Managers)

January 2009 – January 2010 (1 year 1 month) 
Pioneered the company's public affairs office located at Oakland Centre, Abuja.
Developed and implemented a marketing strategy for the organisation's business in the North.
Created avenues for clients to achieve their internal and external communications objectives. 
Odoh Diego has 1 recommendation (1 co-worker) including:

  • 3rd Aderayo B., Ass. Group Head Strategy & Business Development, CMC Connect (Perception Managers)

Author

Association of Nigerian Authors

1999 – 2010 (11 years) 
Served as National Publicity Secretary for two terms (2003-2005, 2005-2007) and Judge for ANA/Anyiam-Osigwe Literary Journalist of the Year Prize.

Senior Programme Officer

Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD)

October 2007 – January 2009 (1 year 4 months) 
Edited of all publications of the organisation.
Planned and implemented media relations.
Managed the EU-sponsored project, "Strengthening Budget Transparency through Public Participation: Monitoring NEEDS and SEEDS in Nigeria." 
Odoh Diego has 1 recommendation (1 co-worker) including:

  • 3rd Oyvind S., Student, Center for Democracy and Development

Media Coordinator

Alliance for Credible Elections

September 2006 – October 2007 (1 year 2 months) 
Wrote for, edited and designed several editions of ElectionWatch, ACE-Nigeria's monthly newsletter.
Planned and implemented media outreach.
Designed advert copies and produced radio/TV jingles.
Organised/participated in field activities such as rallies & advocacy visits in Lagos, Kano, Mambilla Plateau, Kaduna, Kebbi, Abuja, etc.

Matthew Gmalifo Mabefam

Director, Splendors of Dawn PF(Ghana).
Matthew Gmalifo Mabefam comes from Bolni, a village near Bimbilla in the Northern Region, Ghana. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Work with Political Science and currently at the final stage of completing his thesis for the award of Master of Philosophy Degree in Social Work from the University of Ghana, Legon. He served as a Tutorial Assistant in the Department of Social Work, University of Ghana after his Bachelor’s Degree, and currently a Graduate Assistant at the same department.

Matthew has extensive experience with NGOs and Community Based Organizations in Ghana. During his four year undergraduate training, he volunteered his services during vacations for Grameen Ghana and came in contact with ActionAid Ghana, Freedom from Hunger and Songtaba, NGOs committed to ensuring food security, grass root participation in decision making, womens’ empowerment and education and sponsorship for children. Through this, he has had the chance to assist in running various programs of these organizations. He has worked with Change Initiators Progression International, a campus based group in the University of Ghana and finally he has volunteer experience with Maybel Network International (NGO) as a programme officer. Matthew has some field experience with the Department of Social Welfare in Ghana as well. 

He has also participated and presented research papers at two international conferences in 2012 held in Ghana. He participated in the 5th International School Social Work conference and co-presented a paper titled: Push out or drop out? Taking a critical look at the poor performance of students of the JSS/JHS programme in Ghana.He also participated  and co-presented a second paper at an International Conference organized by the University of Ghana Centre for Social Policy Studies titled: Hanging-in or re-engagement in productive economy": examining the effects of cash transfers on the "dangerously poor" in Ghana. He has researched on the topic: Assessment of Grameen Ghana’s Interventions on food security in Nanumba and currently he is researching on the topic: “our sisters too matter”: Examining the cultural practices that serve as barriers to girl-child education in Bolni in the Nanumba North District. His research interest lies in education, gender, culture, poverty and food security. Reading and researching are his hobbies.

Matthew is a member of the Institute of Social work, Ghana, a body of social work professionals aimed at regularizing and regulating the social work profession in order to professionalize the practice in Ghana. He is also a member of Global Harmony Association and a founding member of Bolni Students Union and Bolni Development Committee.

Finally, he is a youth coach and motivational speaker and has delivered at several youth forums, workshops and seminars in Ghana. He loves working with children, the youth, women and the vulnerable in society.