Charles Appiagyei is a 2011 Commonwealth Professional Fellow from Ghana. He is the National Administrator of the Ghana Society of the Physically Disabled (GSPD). His Fellowship was hosted by the Council of Disabled People.
My remit back home relates to developing GSPD, managing staff and projects, and advocating to improve the life chances of disabled people.
The fellowship has enhanced my project management skills. I have new insights into advocacy and institutional building – consultations, campaigns, resource mobilisation, and change management. The ‘outcomes approach’ developed by the Big Lottery for charities is a methodology I am taking home and I look forward to a partnership with my host organisation following my overtures.