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Roland Kanlisi - Ghana
Roland Kanlisi - Ghana

Title: Country Director

Location: Accra, Ghana

When did you start working for Heifer? 2001

What attracted you to work for Heifer? In 2000, I did pro bono work for Heifer Ghana. During this period, I was exposed to Heifer International's 12 Cornerstones for Just and Sustainable Development, and the Passing on the Gift® process is what attracted me to Heifer.

What has been the most memorable experience you have had while working for Heifer?
My most memorable experience was in 2007, when Heifer Ghana delivered the first batch of 70 heifers it received from South Africa. These animals were meant for our smallholder dairy projectthe first of its kind in Ghana.

My education includes: I have two master's degrees: one in animal science and the other in livestock epidemiology.

My hobbies include: Lawn tennis and football (soccer).

My family consists of: My spouse Esther and children, Norman, Charlayne and Natasha.

Something about me that you might not know: I fear chameleons more than a lion or snake.

What is the best thing about working at Heifer Ghana? Always having the opportunity to see firsthand how our projects are transforming lives in Ghana and all across Africa.