Class of 2023
Washeru is from Ghana and joins the GHD program with over five years professional experience in a variety of development sectors. Previously, he worked as a research associate at the University of Ghana on projects related to public health interventions, urban air pollution, climate change, and energy transition. His experiences span grassroots community development work in Ghana to business development consultancy for private sector clients. He co-founded an International Homologation consulting firm in Ghana where he served as project manager on standards and regulatory compliance for global consumer and industrial electronic manufactures, local internet service providers, and leading testing and certification firms from across five continents. During this period, he helped facilitate markets access for transformative technologies into Ghanaian and other African markets.
Washeru holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, and a Master’s degree in climate change and sustainable development both from the University of Ghana where he was selected as the 2019 Worldwide Universities Network Student Delegate and contributed to a global report on student's mental health. He was also one of the 2014 Top 25 recipients of the Agribiz4Africa Syngenta Foundation/Enactus Kenya Seed Grant Award. At GHD, he is specializing in issues related to the environment, renewable energy, and technology for sustainable development, and looks forward to pursuing a concurrent certificate in social innovation and global development. He speaks English, Hausa, and several native Ghanaian languages, and hopes to gain full proficiency in French during his time at the School of Foreign Service.