Welcome! On this blog, you will enjoy some of my analysis on interesting personal and social growth topics, entrepreneurship, and true spirituality from a Ghanaian living in the Diaspora’s perspective.
I will present anecdotes which can encourage you, challenge your assumptions and even some of your deep seated beliefs. You will take home interesting ideas to chew on and apply in your daily thinking processes, life, and projects.
As a global citizen, I believe we are all works in progress despite our different social standings. I focus on contribution as my approach and value love (respect for the individual), facts-based problem solving, research, frank communications and collaborative games in everything that I do.
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Kingsley Essegbey has served as Assistant Director (Research Scientist) of NYU Africa House, a Provost Institute at New York University, Washington Square campus. In this capacity he also coordinated several research programs for Development Research Institute (DRI) and Center for Technology and Economic Development (CTED).
Kingsley received a Master of Arts degree in Bioethics from New York University which enhanced his integrative thinking skills and positioned him to assist in diverse research projects related to bioeconomics, but specifically focused on commodities exchanges, land rights, mobile market information systems, environmental ethics and policy all focusing on sustainable rural development.
At NYU Africa House, he researched on trends in commodities exchanges globally and in Ethiopia, Rwanda, and Nigeria, and coordinated local, international conferences and symposiums focused on priority research areas such as:
- Food & Agriculture, MIS, Commodities Markets, Tourism and Public Policy.
- As a Research Scientist, he also supported field deployments of Center for Technology and Economic Development’s (CTED) Market Information System research as part of the broader Ghana Commodities Exchange (GCX) project which was inaugurated by H.E. President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo in November 2018.
- He managed the operations of the CTED Entrepreneurship Lab in New York City and supervised interns to conduct performance tests on MarketPlace, Livetracker, and CDC apps and produced scientific reports to aid R&D.
In these engagements, Kingsley collaborated with the PI and diverse project teams including field researchers and computer programmers mainly based in Ghana and Abu Dhabi.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environment and Development Studies from Central University in Ghana. The program sparked his interest on how Ghana, a West African nation, could effectively integrate the natural environment into the development agenda. He was named a Planetary Steward by the Stockholm Resilience Center at Stockholm University in April 2015.
Kingsley also runs the start-up business EssegbeyGlobal.com which combines the power of social connections, and the power of referrals with a proven online business model during his spare time.
He is a Ghanaian who enjoys cooking vegetarian dishes and engaging in lively conversations. Visit his LinkedIn page to learn more about his work.