Emmanuel Marfo is PhD Candidate at CAPSI-WITS and Co-convener for both African Youth Philanthropy Network (AYPN) and Global Youth Philanthropy Network (GYPN).

A 7-time philanthropy and social entrepreneurship award winner, Development Communication Practitioner with MSc Development Management and certificates in Project Management Professional (PMP), MBA in Strategic management and Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management.
Emmanuel is World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Shaper Founding Curator and also volunteers as NEXUS Africa Chair and Country Lead for Giving Tuesday in Ghana.

A dynamic young social innovator, philanthropist and mentor committed to creating opportunities for young people to develop capacities and skills in design thinking, grantmaking, community-based development and grassroots innovation for social change. Founder and Former President of GADeF
International-a global and national award winning African-based youth foundation focused on financing and empowering women, youth, civil society and communities in sustainable development, social entrepreneurship, poverty eradication, natural resource governance and sustainable development.

Through GADeF International, Emmanuel has developed SDG Innovation Fund and co-founded Four(4) Strategic SDG Innovation Labs working with over 3500 grassroots social enterprises, change makers and women exceptional SDGs solution champions and 50 global community making impact and social good.
Currently, Emmanuel is Board Secretary at the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy and Social Investment (CESPSI) at the Pentecost University.