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Praxis Africa is a network of development professionals with a demonstrated commitment and capability to implement sustainable development in their home country and in cooperation with other affiliates throughout the African continent. Affiliates are currently located in Ghana, Liberia, Tanzania, and Togo. Affiliate enterprises in Africa are operated as Legally Separate Entities (LSEs) that work closely with Praxis Africa (a division of Praxis Strategy Group USA) but are independently governed. Their primary focus is on development and project implementation related to Praxis Africa’s core areas of agriculture, food, water and energy.

Delore Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Founder & Managing Director

Delore Zimmerman is a founder, President and CEO of Praxis Strategy Group, an economic research, policy, strategy and development company. He has over 30 years experience working with leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs in business, government, higher education and the non-profit sector to develop and implement action oriented initiatives and business ventures. Delore co-founded Praxis Africa in Ghana in 2009, Liberia Praxis Africa in 2016 and Praxis Solutions in Tanzania in 2020.  He is the Development Chief (Nkosuhene) for the Awutu Mankessim Traditional Area in Ghana.  His stool name is Nai Awuah Kotoko, i.e. the porcupine  warrior.

Tony Mensah-Abrampah

Ghana Country Manager

Tony is an agricultural media practitioner and a founder and the producer of the Farm Channel. He led the organization of Ghana’s 2105, 2016 and 2018 annual Local Government and Business Innovation conferences, whose participants included representatives of Ghana’s  MMDAs (metropolitan, municipal, district assemblies). He is active in designing and implementing water and sanitation initiatives. Tony has over 20 years of NGO management experience and 15 years in community development and communications.   He has been involved in microenterprise and alternative liveihood development in farming, forestry, fishing and tourism.

Dean M. Henney

Director of Operations, Africa

Dean M. Henney, a farm native of Winger, MN with interests in film production, writing, and history brings many of years of international experience to his role as Director of Operations. He served as a Marine Corps officer in various leadership roles and is an infantry veteran of the First Gulf War. Through his work with Coopers & Lybrand in Washington, DC as a management consultant; MasTec Google Construction fiber optics in Austin TX as a superintendent, EMIS Telecomms cellular network in Nigeria as General Manager, and as a Defense Analyst for the 21st Century Destroyer Project he gained diverse leadership experience. He independently produced the film Iwo Jima: 50 Years of Memories.

Thomas Mimykei Wuo

Liberia Country Manager

Thomas is an entrepreneur with interests in modernizing Liberian agriculture and deploying sustainable technologies for water, sanitation, and energy in Liberia. Thomas received his Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration from the University of Liberia in 1994. In 2016 Thomas graduated from Columbia Southern University with a Master’s degree in Business Administration and another Master’s degree in Public Administration. Mr. Wuo has served in the administration of many Liberian community organizations.  In 2014, Thomas founded the TMW Foundation for Health and Education, which provides medical and educational donations to schools and health care providers in Liberia.

Dr. Kodjo Esseim Mensah-Abrampa

Senior Pan African Director

Dr. Kodjo has a combination of ten years of international diplomacy, advocacy in development management and financing in many countries in Africa, Arab States, Asia and Europe; fifteen years of initiating, developing and managing complex international programmes in many countries; ten years leading ground breaking international development research in two world class universities on Local Development, Planning and Project Evaluation; and an accumulation of twenty-eight clear years of leadership and team work in a multi-cultural environment resulting in world class accomplishments, advocacy and development within a network that stretches across Public, Private sector and Civil Networks.

Bridget West

Creative Communications Manager

Bridget is a graduate of the University of North Dakota with a Bachelors of Business and Public Administration with a focus in Entrepreneurship and Supply Chain Management as well as Visual Arts. She has direct experience in economic and community development, leading a non-profit initiative and working for a variety of entrepreneur-focused businesses throughout Grand Forks, North Dakota. As the Creative Communications Manager, she develops Praxis Africa's social media and website content. 

Diana Gasper

Tanzania Country Manager

Diana is the founder and managing director of Go Extra Miles Co. Ltd, a company specialized in traveling for domestic tours in Tanzania and international business and trade missions in Asia, North America, the Middle East and Europe. Her passion to empower others, especially women, influenced her to establish a not for profit organization called STUKA, whose prime objective is to link and empower young women entrepreneurs to be mentored by motivational and professional speakers and experts.

Hamzat Amoussa Koriko, Ph.D.

Togo Country Manager

Hamzat started his career in theater in Lomé and went on to work in Europe, the United States and Armenia as an educator and community organizer where he uses art to address social issues around equity and empowerment. With a Ph.D. in Educational Foundations and Research with a focus on social development, Hamzat has published plays and won multiple awards for his community engagement work and is notable for his expertise and leadership in project design management. He has helped implement development projects in Armenia, Togo, and the USA. He is the Executive Director of the African Arts Arena based in the USA.

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