Albert Gyan Profile - OFL.docx

a global advocate

Albert works with ecumenical networks, churches, social movements, trade unions and non-governmental organisations on issues of economic justice and the mechanisms of impoverishment. Presently, he is dedicated to advocating for international trade and financial systems that are fair and truly representative of all peoples via the United Nations Financing for Development process. He provides advisory and capacity-building services for advocacy at the United Nations on Financing for Development for civil society organizations from the Global South, with a special focus on Africa.

a social entrepreneur

Of course "Trickle-Down Economics" is a scam and the concept of "invisible hand" is just wishful thinking; we all know whose thumbs are on the scale. However, the power of the "free market" should be harnessed, not resisted in the quest to meet our shared social goals and for optimizing our stewardship of global public goods.

“We believe that a person is a person through another person, that my humanity is caught up, bound up, inextricably, with yours. When I dehumanize you, I inexorably dehumanise myself. The solitary human is a contradiction in terms and therefore you seek to work for the common good because your humanity comes into its own in belonging” - Desmond Tutu

a community leader

Providing management leadership within social movements and grassroots initiatives has been the tightrope walk of Albert's career. This is akin to seeking an equilibrium between private goals and social or global common good in the marketplace...