Mr. Dery Alexis is a qualified social worker from the university of Ghana, Legon. He holds Two Masters Degrees in Development Management and Social Policy and Development from The Graduate School of Governance and Leadership of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration(GIMPA) and Middlesex University, London in the United Kingdom.
He also has a post-graduate certificate in Non-Governmental Organizations(NGOs) management and additional trainings in programs designing, monitoring and evaluation hosted by the University of Washington, Seattle in USA, Resource Mobilization from the University of Ghana Business School, Public Policy Influencing, lobbying and a Trainer of Trainers(TOT) on Parliamentary Oversight M&E, a join initiative program between The Center for Learning on Evaluation Results(CLEAR) of the WITS School of Governance, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and the Ghana School of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).
His other areas of expertise include but not limited to Programs Designing, Monitoring and Evaluation, Integrated Sustainable Livelihood Creation and Strengthening particularly for vulnerable populations and Resource Mobilization.
He has consulted for the Ghana AIDS Commission, UNHCR, Ghana Office, Family Health International(FHI,)ILO Ghana, Geneva Global International and the West Africa Network of Civil Societies in HIV and AIDS and School of Social Work of the University of Georgia, Atlanta, Study Abroad Program.
Mr.Dery has extensive practical experiences in social work and pro-poor livelihood creation and strengthening programing. He is s certified Trainer of Trainers on the Transform Social Protection Curriculum, the vice President of the Ghana Association of Social Workers and also served as a committee member that investigated the Osu Children’s and Boy’s Remind Homes allegations of Abuse and Neglect by the Ghanaian investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas in 2010, served as an elected representative of Civil Society Organizations(CSOs) block on the Ghana Country Coordinating Mechanism (GCCM) for the Global Fund for Malaria, TB and HIV/AIDS between 2006-2008.
He also has to his credit several speaking engagements at national and international conferences to Europe, Americas, Indian and Africa. According to Alexis, at CDI our focus is on ” sustainability, accountability, efficiency and effectiveness”.
CDI is a member of the Ghana HIV /AIDS Network, CSOs platform on Social Protection, Campaigns against Child Marriage in Ghana, CSOs network on Monitoring and Evaluation Systems as well as CSO platform on Good Governance among others.