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) 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, community, and sustainable development policy formulation/designing and Evaluation in Ghana and the broader African and global continent.Before his current position, he served as a social worker in various positions and settings in the Department of social welfare from 1994-2000, as a social development officer with additional responsibility as a hospital social worker with a teaching hospital and coordinator of a joined Save the Children Fund (UK) and Government of Ghana project on Child Rights Protection and Promotion program in the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly(KMA.In these positions, he coordinated the provision of state social welfare services and actively worked to ensure the designing, and implementation of a multi-agency approach monitoring and evaluation of child survival and development strategy, in accordance with relevant international and national legislations. He also served as the first coordinator of the HIV/AIDS Counseling Unit of the Okomfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. Currently, he is serving on various National Task-force/Committee including,the National Technical Advisory Board of the Ghana Statistical Service(GSS) on the ongoing Ghana Living Standard Survey, Round 7(GLSS7). The goal of the GLSS7 is to among others, gather detailed information on the following modules: demographic characteristics of the population, education, health, employment, time use, migration, tourism, ICT, housing conditions, household agriculture, household expenditure on both food and non-food items, and household transfers and receipts. Other modules of the survey are the Non-farm Household Enterprises, Household Access to Financial Services; Governance, Peace and Security and Data Protection.He also served as a member of the National Technical Working Group(TWG) that reviewed and made proposals leading to the Amendment in December 2016, of the 1998, Children's Act of Ghana(Act,560) and the ongoing development of the regulations on inter-country adoptions and foster care, a member of the National Inter-Agency Committee on Juvenile Justice in Ghana and the Board Chairman of a Wold-Wide Youth-Led Global Non-Governmental Network Organization, Young People We Care( http://www.ypwc.org),National Association of Persons Living with HIV and AIDS(NAP+)in Ghana and an elected Executive Committee member of the Ghana National Association of Social Workers 2009-date. He 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, 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 against Child Marriage in Ghana, CSOs network on Monitoring and Evaluation Systems as well as CSO platform on Good Governance among others.