Stephen Yeboah is the co-founder of Commodity Monitor, a tech-based business that uses data analytics to generate exchange of information on sustainable production, supply and consumption of commodities in Africa, including mining, oil and gas. He is an Alumnus of Penplusbytes Extractive School, Researcher at the Center for Social Impact Studies, a research and advocacy non-governmental organization that promotes sustainable extraction of natural resources in Ghana.
Stephen has worked as a research consultant at the African Natural Resources Center of the African Development Bank (AfDB), where he assisted in projects like the value chain analyses and the use of financial modelling in Africa’s extractive sector.
He has about ten-year experience in research and policy analysis in Africa’s extractive sector, agriculture, energy, climate and was a Research Fellow at the Africa Progress Panel (APP), a non-profit chaired by former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, from September 2013 to July 2016. As part of the work for the APP, he engaged in policy research, communications and stakeholder liaison at the highest level towards driving Africa’s agenda in agriculture, energy, climate, natural resources and sustainable development in the global context.
He has published more than 100 articles, blogs and papers on energy and climate, finance, agriculture, natural resources governance and sustainable development in Africa and holds a Master in Development Studies from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Geneva, Switzerland. He is currently undertaking a doctoral study at the Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration (IDHEAP), University of Lausanne, Switzerland, researching on the politics, institutions of mining and the outcomes on Ghana’s development.