Sylvester Kwame Osei is a communications professional with interest in environmentalism and the use of communications for development. He has been instrumental in USAID’s 5-year project on West Africa Biodiversity and Climate Change (WABiCC).
Sylvester has freelanced for various corporate firms and currently leads communications for Wienco Ghana Limited and provides support to the entire RMG Concept Group. His projects include propagating the various agricultural production of the companies and sustainable livelihood impacts from its operations. As a media enthusiast, he contributes regularly to opinions in Daily Graphic, Business and Financial Times and international websites on the subjects of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), pensions for cocoa farmers, agricultural inputs to increase productivity in Africa, social media presence of the Asante Kingdom (Manhyia Palace) etc. On the social front, Sylvester has organized various youth-led fora to enlighten the youth on the subject of climate change and environmental awareness. Notable among these events are climate change simulations and tweet chats on REDD+. He has also undertaken extensive research in the role of power dynamics in determining the status of the establishment of a coal-fired power plant at Ekumfi Aboano, Ghana. Sylvester has studied Geography & Resource Development and French from the University of Ghana, Global Environmental Studies from Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences and also a Masters candidate of Environmental Sustainability and Management (2018).
Sylvester is also a communications lead of the Kumasi Hub Community of Global Shapers.