CLIP Program manager
Lukman Yussif joined GDCA in 2002 as Food Security Officer for the Community Life Improvement Programme (CLIP). As Food Security Officer, he coordinated programme activities in four districts (Karaga, Gushegu, Yendi, Mion) in the Northern Region from 2002 – 2014 and has since worked on various development areas including: Community entry-relations, traditional social systems and indigenous development; Training/capacity building, environmental education and awareness creation (environment, natural resources management, climate change and agribusiness); Sustainable management of natural resources, integrated watershed management, adaptation to climate change; Training of farmers in post harvest management of cereals and legumes; Formation and capacity building of farmer associations in advocacy skills, fund raising, conflict management and development of action plans; investigation and development of food security models; demonstration and introduction of improved climate change resilient crop varieties to farmers; local mobilisation and community development tools. He has served as Secretary to the Food for Life Think Tank (a group drawn from academia, research, governmental institutions and civil society organisations working on resilient food security strategies to mitigate climate change effects on farmers) and as member of the Advocacy and Gender Committees of Ghana Developing Communities Association, Tamale.
He has received additional training courses in; Results based monitoring concepts (Ghana Developing Communities Association, Tamale, 2010), Addressing Climate Change in Development Assistance (Danida Fellowship Centre, Denmark, 2011); Gender development and mainstreaming in development assistance (Ghana Developing Communities Association, Tamale, 2011 & 2012) and Anti-corruption (Ghana Developing Communities Association, Tamale, 2011).
Lukman is presently the Programme Manager of CLIP, Team Leader and Coordinator of all CLIP sub-projects such as PARSAO and WASTE Since assuming the position, he has worked with the staff and with some support from GDCA and the CLIP TC to secure funds for new projects. Example is the Agriculture Policy Support Project funding from USAID to educate farmers on the Plants and Fertilizer Act 803, 2010 in the Karaga and Mion Districts. He also support the E4L programme as the Technical Adviser on Food Security and Livelihoods by liaising with E4L Programme and District staff to provide appropriate technical support in food security and livelihoods.
B.Sc. Agricultural Technology (Agronomy option), University for Development Studies, Nyankpala Campus, Tamale-Ghana, 2002
SSSCE Agricultural Science, Vitting Technical Senior High School, Tamale-Ghana, 1994