Jennifer D. Brock
Director/Chair, Rotary Foundation C'tee.
The vice president (Immediate Past President), Jennifer Dordor Brock is a Social Entrepreneur with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of East London (UEL) in the United Kingdom. Prior to this she attained a degree in Sociology from the University of Ghana Legon. Jennifer is a proud Alumni of Achimota School.
With a post qualification career spanning 12 years, in the Development Sector, Jennifer has worked in various areas of responsibility.
Jennifer is the founder of The Beyond Aid Project provides opportunities to rural women and some men using Bamboo as a resource. Activities include the development of Bamboo nurseries and plantations as well as of skills training in bamboo craft. Product lines developed to date include Household Goods, Fashion Accessories and exclusive gift Items.
Jennifer was elected and an Ashoka Fellow in Rural Innovation and Farming supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for building the capacity of rural women to utilize widely available but idle natural resources and turn them into consumer products thus creating an opportunity to shift the focus of the local economy from subsistence to developing and maintaining viability of local natural resources.
Jennifer served as a member of the Global Compact Local Network Steering Committee representing civil society.
Jennifer also held the position of Grants Administrator of the World Bank/ CDP Civil Society Fund and was part of the team that coordinated the World bank/CDP Small Grants Programme, an initiative that supports civic engagement for the empowerment of marginalized and vulnerable groups.
Jennifer volunteers as Programme Coordinator for Haven International Centre for Special Education which focuses on Intellectual Disabilities particularly AUTISM.
Jennifer is married with a son.