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Ekow Edzie

Senior Associate

Ekow is a collaborative process professional with nine years of experience in stakeholder engagement and facilitation as well as design and implementation of trainings across a diverse set of projects, both domestic and international. Ekow builds value for convenors and stakeholders through data-driven negotiation, teamwork and fearless creativity.

His emblematic projects include facilitating the development of an ecotourism project in the Dominican Republic that hinged on significant cross-sectoral stakeholder engagement; facilitating numerous workshops on environmental interpretation and education; building the infrastructure for trans-boundary collaboration for a multinational education company and facilitating a two year project for the city of Cambridge aimed to improve cross-cultural understanding. Ekow has completed graduate-level training in negotiation, leadership, corporate finance, and data-analytics.

Areas of Focus

Ekow facilitates and mediates environmental planning and public policy disputes. His primary practice areas include land use and transportation planning, natural and cultural resource management, and economic and social policy. 

Exemplary Projects

  • Ecotourism Project Development in Jarabacao
  • Assessment of the Land Restitution Unit in Colombia
  • Improving Collaboration and Alignment in the Sacred Valley
  • Understanding and Overcoming Barriers to Relationship Building in Cambridge

Education and Affiliations

Ekow has a BA in environmental studies with a minor in biology from Middlebury College and a master’s degree in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Tufts University, where he concentrated in environmental economics, land use policy, and negotiation. Ekow was a Switzer Fellow, 2018-2019, and a Fletcher School Class of 1967 Term Scholar.

Foreign Languages

Spanish: Functionally Native (Evaluated at The Fletcher School, April 2019)