December 6, 2022

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President appoints Hugh C.A Brown as Government Director of Forest Companies Division (FSD)

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The President, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, in accordance with the recommendation of the governing board of the Forestry Fee, given in session with the Public Companies Fee, has appointed seasoned skilled forester Hugh C.A. Brown as Government Director of the Forest Companies Division (FSD) of the Forestry Fee, Ghana, following a aggressive interview supervised by the Public Companies Fee to fill the vacant place.

Mr. Brown, with nearly three a long time of expertise in tropical forest administration, safety and growth previous to the appointment was the Director of Operations accountable for forest plantations, a place he held for 10 years.

A letter signed by Ing. Mrs. Mabel Amoako-Atta, Secretary of the Public Companies Fee famous that his appointment took impact from June 14, 2022 and charged Mr. Brown to assist present strategic imaginative and prescient and path for the achievement of the strategic and enterprise goals and objectives of the FSD and the Forestry Fee.

Profile of Mr. Hugh C.A Brown

Hugh is a licensed forester with over 28 years’ work expertise in tropical forest administration, safety and growth. Hugh holds a BSc. in Pure Assets Administration and an MBA from the Kwame Nkrumah College of Science and Know-how, Ghana, and Masters in Forestry (MF) from Yale College, U.S.A.

His skilled affiliations embody Ghana Institute of Foresters (member, 1994); Society of American Foresters (Licensed Forester, 2010); and Society for Ecological Restoration (member, 2010; Licensed Ecological Restoration Practitioner, 2018).

He at present represents Africa on the steering committee of TEAKNET, a global community of establishments, firms and people concerned within the cultivation, analysis, harvesting, processing and advertising of teak timber. He was instrumental in serving to Ghana win the bid to host the upcoming World Teak Convention (WTC 2022) in September this yr.
Underneath his ready management as Director of Operations (Plantations), FSD, over 450,000 hectares of degraded forest land is at present below restoration nationwide using varied panorama restoration interventions.

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He additionally not too long ago coordinated the planting of an estimated 7 million tree seedlings and 25 million tree seedlings below the President’s flagship programme dubbed Inexperienced Ghana 2021 and 2022 respectively which goals at restoring our degraded landscapes and contributing to the worldwide combat in opposition to local weather change.

He has co-authored publications in Forest Ecology and Administration, and IUFRO World Collection journals. He was the lead editor of the ebook ‘Ghana Forest Plantation Technique: 2016 – 2040’ which gives a blueprint for forest panorama restoration in Ghana. In 2020 he was awarded the Prospect Avenue Award for environmental management by Yale College, the primary particular person of African descent to win this prestigious world award.