Chairman of the Board of ICASOR with responsibilities for General Coordination and Supervision of Projects
Stephen Yaw Manu is an Educational Services Consultant and highly experienced in the Management of NGOs. He holds a Bachelors and Master of Arts Degrees in Education from Simon Frazer University Burnaby, Canada. He holds a Diploma in Curriculum Studies from the University of British Columbia, a Diploma in Education from the University of Leicester, England, and a certificate in Policy Analysis from Harvard University.
From 1997 to 2001, he was an employee of The American Institute of Research (AIR) as an advisor to Curriculum and Material Development Issues. He was a Project Manager for USAID Funded Quality Improvement Program (QUIPS) and Improving Learning through Partnership Program (ILP). He was also a Project Manager to USAID funded Primary Education Program (PREP). He became the Executive Director of the Centre for Educational Development, Evaluation and Management (CEDEM) an NGO (2004 – 2011). In this position, he worked in several Educational Institutions, District Assemblies and District Education Offices throughout the country.
He served on many Boards and Committees including Ghana Commission of UNESCO, West African Examination Council, Executive Council of Bureau of Ghana Languages, Ghana Association of Writers, Ghana Book Trust, Committee on Implementation of School Reforms, Professional Board of the Institute of Education, University of Cape Coast.
He was the Deputy General Secretary of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) in charge of Professional Development Department after being a headmaster and teacher in some basic schools.
As a prolific writer, he has to his credit awards from Academy for Educational Development and Ghana Book Development Council for writing children’s books.