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This is the page where I'll describe myself in more detail.

Ellen, My Lifelong Friend
Lovely Companion, Emmanuel and Ellen

I might talk about how old I am, what I look like, and what I do for a living as well as the entirety of my blessed family for which I am always grateful to God for.

Dr. Emmanuel Ohene Afoakwa
Taken at York, England in January 2006


Background, key qualifications and experience:


Emmanuel holds a Ph.D. Degree in Food Science from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, U. K.; M.Phil and B.Sc (Honours) degrees in Food Science from the University of Ghana. He also holds Certificates in Food Composition Database Analysis from the University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa and International Food Laws and Regulations from the Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA. In addition, he holds a combined Certificate in Information Technology (IT) in Nutrition from the Swedish University of Agricultural Science, Uppsala, Sweden and the Peridiniya University, Peridiniya, Sri Lanka, and also Certificates in Quality Management Systems in the Food Industry and Food Safety Systems from the International Agricultural Centre of Wageningen University, Wageningen, the Netherlands. He is also a trained and a Licensed Food Auditor by the World Food Safety Organization, UK.


He has vast relevant experience in Food Science and Technology, International Food Laws and Regulations, and School Feeding Programmes. He is a member of several professional bodies and has authored and co-authored 110 publications (including 48 peer-reviewed journal publications, 4 books and 58 conferences presentations with published abstracts) in Food Science and Technology, Food and Nutrition Security, and School Feeding Programmes. In the pursuance of his duties as a Food Scientist / Technologist, he has travelled to over twenty-five (26) different countries across the globe including; USA, United Kingdom, China, Germany, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands, Belgium, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Fiji Islands, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Togo, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Mozambique, where he has gained high international recognition in his work. He is a Member of Board of Directors of the Global Child Nutrition Foundation (GCNF) in Washington, USA; a Scientific Advisor in Food
Science and Technology to the International Foundation for Science (IFS) in Stockholm, Sweden; the Executive Secretary for the African Network for School Feeding Programmes (ANSFEP); and the Honorary Secretary for Society on Information Technology for the Advancement of Nutrition in Africa (ITANA)and the General Secretary to the Ghana
Institute of Food Science and Technology (GIFoST). He also serves as Member of Editorial Boards of several International Journals including the Global Science Journals (Foods;
Fresh Produce; & Fruit, Vegetable, Cereal Science and Biotechnology), and the Associate Editor/Technical Reviewer for the African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development (AJFAND), and the African Journal of Food Science. As well, he is a Reviewer for Journal of Food Engineering, Journal of Food Composition and Analysis,
and International Journal of Food Science and Technology; European Food Research and Technology, Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, Food and Nutrition Bulletin and
the South African Journal of Nutrition. He has vast experience in Food Technology and Nutrition, and translates his research findings through process and product development into industrial productions towards the achievement of the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) mainly on food and nutrition security, and sustainable agricultural development.


Presently, he is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Ghana. He is happily married to Ellen (Senior Manager and Head of SME Business, Barclays Bank Ghana Head Office) and they are blessed with three children, Nana Afra, Maame Agyeiwaa and Kwabena Ohene-Afoakwa (Jnr).


Cutting our Wedding Cake

What a lovely Union! God's greatest gift to Emmanuel and Ellen


Our Daughter, Nana Abena Afra Ohene-Afoakwa

Nana with Mum and Dad on Nana's Christinine

Nana and Mum

Mum and Dad

Nana Afra Ohene-Afoakwa at 1 year
My sweet daughter getting older day-by-day

Nana Afra
Daddy's Girl

Miss Ohene-Afoakwa
With Mummy at Age 1

Nana Afra at almost 2 years
Nana Afra
Nana with Mummy's MBA Graduating Cup

Nana - Keep your Dreams intact
Nana resisting to keep it intact without any disturbances

Nana - Happy to keep her Dreams Intact in Life
More Smiles from our Lovely Daughter at Mummy's MBA Graduation Day

Nana Afra


Here's a list of some our my favorite movies:

Titanic, Jules and Jim, Manhattan, Breaking the Waves

Here's a list of some of my favorite music:
Nothing gonna change my love for you, Lean on me for a friendship that will never end.