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Biography

Mr Donald Amrago

Research Fellow

Donald Amrago studied Ceramic Art, Industrial Management and Human Resource Management at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi and University of Cape Coast, in Ghana respectively. After learning to use his hands in Ceramic forming techniques, he developed the basic knowledge in hands-on-training capabilities. The joy and satisfaction gained, ignited and sustained the current skills and abilities to conduct needs assessments for training packages in innovative capacity building required by students and clients. As a researcher, he also teaches Clay integration and Forming Techniques in undergraduate classes.  As an expert trainer, with proven track record, Mr. Amrago could identify talents, skills and innovative strategies, some of which lead to designing sustainable stoves and furnaces for domestic and household enterprises for processing post-harvest loses in the agricultural sector as a way of mitigating climate change and the health of women and children. 

Donald Amrago has spent the last 10 years learning almost everything about employable skills development within the formal and informal industrial/artisanal sectors. He currently applies this knowledge in a positive way as one of the Industrial Attachment Officers in the College, for undergraduate engineering students.

The qualities of Donald Amrago, as a very creative and quick thinker enables him perform his training and coaching tasks with extreme imaginative mindset. He has the natural ability to perceive what others might miss. His has the ability to connect the abstract with the tangible, provides the ingredients to solve problems in transferring sustainable technologies to the deprived and needy communities.

As a natural counselor, Donald Amrago has the capacity to mentor students to identify and transform their talents into employable skills as required in the labor market.

The interest and hobbies of Donald Amrago are, organizational skills, events planning, providing solutions to identified community challenges, local and International Exchange programmes and travelling. Ongoing research are, the impact of hands-on-trainings among the tertiary students and  innovative capacity building for literate and semi-literate youth based on creative capacity building concepts to enhance the development of employable skills.  Energy saving stoves and innovation ways of eliminating smoke as an indoor health hazard, are the others.