Samuel Awatey has over 10 years of experience in urban planning and project management working with both local and international organizations such as GIZ, UNDP, European Union, World Bank, EKOenergy Climate Fund, and Millennium Village Project-Bosaaso Cluster Ghana. Samuel is a certified practitioner recognized by Ghana Institute of Planners and Commonwealth Association of Planners. Prior to joining the United Nations as Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Officer, Samuel was in charge of designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating projects for LGS-Ghana. He has a proven track record in writing high quality monitoring and evaluation reports and is highly skilled in data management, management consulting, resilience urban planning, technical support, and research services. He is also strongly capable in establishing and maintaining effective relationships with staff and administration. Samuel graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Joint Master of Science in Regional Development Planning and Management from TU Dortmund in Germany in collaboration with Universidad Austral de Chile. He also holds a Bachelors of Science in Development Planning from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana. Currently, Samuel is a GIZ Returning Expert for LGS-Ghana, a part-time Lecturer, as well as Co-founder and Managing Director for YCCD-Ghana. He was named a Global Goodwill Ambassador in January 2019 in recognition of his global goodwill works, uniting our world, and helping those in need and humanity.