Hello, meet Jacob Atewin Abaare, current President of the Graduate Students’ Association of Ghana, UMaT Chapter (GRASAG- UMaT).
Jacob is a second year MPhil student of the department of Electrical and Electrical Engineering and a budding advocate of real –life application of Science.
Jacob has been a visible figure in wider sweep of disciplines prior to his presidency role and has demonstrated great dynamism in all those pursuits. He aspires to attain unparalleled success within the forefront of student leadership by becoming a notable voice in championing the interest of students at all levels.
As an SDG enthusiast, Jacob is currently one of the ambassadors of Youth Coalition for Promotion of the SDGs in Northern Ghana, a coalition aimed at amplifying the awareness of the SGDs within the region. He doubles as the Chairperson of the GRASAG National SDGs Committee, a committee that has its central focus on turning our local network of universities into an active SDGs solution network. He also volunteers as an International Global Youth Network Ambassador for Ghana.
Some of the notable roles he played prior to his presidency role include.
Co-chair to the Africa Reform Initiative, a platform which brings together young energetic youth to deliberate on the opportunities and challenges in the implementation of the SDGs in Africa.
Public relations officer for Women and Children Development Organisation, a not for profit organisation aimed at promoting and maintaining self – help spirit among women and children in the Bawku west district.
Other leadership roles include, serving a judicial committee member of Dr. Michael Kofi Tetteh Hall, Chairperson for leadership and entrepreneurs academy, and as an Undersecretary General Team member for logistics at Life Link Tertiary Model United Nations.
Jacob is a strong pan –Africanist, and hold firm the belief that for the rest of the world to have faith and confidence in the African growth story, we as a people must first demonstrate our own commitment.
Subscribing to the principle of equality and Inclusiveness, it is the greatest delight of Jacob to build a one calculus visible GRASAG where the views of every member will be well respected and appreciated.