John Opare Bekoe
GHANA THINK FOUNDATION - Ghana
Twitter : @qwophicedi
John Opare Bekoe, a business development executive, is a social media enthusiast and an aspiring climate change ambassador. He has therefore over the years used his adaptation to the various platforms to propagate and bring to bare the facts for most of his followers to appreciate the case of climate change.
During his time at the University of Cape Coast, he joined A Rocha International. For his dedication, he became the chapter treasurer and later the chapter President. He has also on various occasions, been part of various online environmental campaigns and a chief petition endorser.
John is an online Greenpeace volunteer for over 5 years, helping by joining online teams for projects in the Greenpeace interest.
John is an approver of the Green Ghanaian Initiative and believes in greening the minds of every Ghanaian and for the nation to be aware of the consequences if action isn’t taken. John was nominated as a mentor for the maiden #PowerShift conference in Ghana where he mentored over 500 young people on climate change and environmental sustainability.
He strongly believes that monitoring and evaluation are the hidden secrets that if most agencies, institutions and ventures concerned with the environment and climate change took seriously, agendas set will be attained.
He currently is volunteering his time as the Information and Research Lead at Climate Watch Ghana. John holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration from Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Cape Coast. John runs a small start-up that deals in stationery supplies to corporate institutions as well as private individuals. His business model initially was to be the bridge for start-ups who needed the services of the registrar of business names and companies. He under his start up registered a couple of them especially in those in the SMEs sector until a regulation was implemented hence persons go to the offices personally to complete the various requirements needed. John now works with a bakery company as a Zone Sales and Marketing Coordinator where he is in charge of the zones daily distribution channels by scheduling the various vehicles and drivers respectively. John has a great passion for the course of climate change and I am sure I will be of a great plus to your session if given the opportunity to be a part.