Mr. Dery Alexis is a qualified Social Worker from the University of Ghana, Legon with Masters Degrees in Development Management(MPhil)and Social Policy and Development from the School of Governance and Leadership of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) and Middlesex University, London.
Alexis also received a post-graduate Diploma in NGO Management from GIMPA with specialized training in Resource Mobilization, Capacity Building Programs Designing and Delivery, Policy Influencing and Advocacy, Program Management and Monitoring and Evaluation from the University of Ghana Business School and Washington University, Seattle, USA.
He is the founding Director of Center for Development Initiative, a pro-social work and social development National Non-Governmental Organization.
He also has hands on knowledge and consultancy experiences in Livelihood Strengthening and Creation program design for vulnerable populations, training for local government legislators in programs and policy initiatives against Child Trafficking, Child labour, Child commercial sexual exploitation and orphans and vulnerable children.
Alexis has also consulted for the Ghana AIDS Commission, UNHCR/AGREDS refugee program, School of Social Work, University of Georgia, Atlanta, Study Abroad Program, the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection as well as the USAID supported Social Work Professionalization and Child Care Reforms Program of the Department of Social Welfare of the Government of Ghana.
He has 10 years working experiences in state social welfare provisions and over 15 years practice based experience in Social Development within the Non-Governmental Organizations sector.
He has extensive social welfare and social policy discourse analysis experience and has delivered solicited presentation at conferences and Workshops in Ghana, Cameroon, Kenya, Uganda, Indian, UK, the Netherlands, Morocco, Austria, Mexico, USA among others in the areas of social work, social policy, vulnerability, social exclusion and livelihood creation and strengthening programs for vulnerable population groups.
He is a chapter contributor of the first ever book authored by only African Social Workers; The Handbook of Social Work and Social Development in Africa, Edited by Mel Gray.