Matthias Napar Neina is an Assistant Lecturer at the School of Built Environment at the University of Environment and Sustainable Development, Somanya, Ghana.
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Neina served as the Project Coordinator/MEL of the Sentinel project (Social and Environmental Trade-offs in African Agriculture), an interdisciplinary and collaborative research project that sought to understand the challenges of achieving food security in sub-Saharan Africa (with focus on SDGs 2, 10 & 15) and influencing policy discourse on ecosystem conservation and agriculture development. Mr. Neina had earlier worked with the Ghana Private Sector Development Facility (GPSDF), Ministry of Trade and Industry as an Office Assistant, assisting in assessing loan applications from SMEs for the Italian fund. Among others, he also worked as a Quality Control Officer at the Civil Works & Procurement department of the Funds and Procurement Management Unit (FPMU) of the Ministry of Education from January 2010 to March 2012.
He holds a Master of Engineering Degree in Project Management from the Shandong University in Jinan, China; a Bachelor of Science Degree in Project Management from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, Accra, and a Higher National Diploma in Furniture Design and Production from the Takoradi Technical University.
He has a passion for promoting sustainable and effective resource management through interdisciplinary knowledge sharing and the application of the requisite tools and techniques to project activities. His hobbies are traveling to indigenous environments, gardening, and sightseeing.
Interest areas include Project Management, Leadership,