Our Team

Jenkins Macedo

Chief Executive Officer

Macedo holds a Master of Arts degree in International Development and Social Change and a Master of Science degree in Environmental Science and Policy from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts in the United States of America. He holds a double Bachelor of Science degrees in Sociology and Geography with Concentrations in Environmental Studies and Forced Migration from Worcester State University. He holds several professional certifications within the social work sectors with an emphasis on autism, youth careers development, and social justice. He earned an Associate of Arts degree in Agriculture Education from the West African College of Sustainable Development with academic affiliation and assistance from the University of Education located in Winneba, Ghana where he was trained as an educator. Macedo taught Agricultural and General Science at the Junior and Senior High School levels in Ghana. In the US, he taught Mathematics at the Middle School level for years as part of the Worcester Public School Systems. He is a trained Applied Behavior Analyst with years of experience in specialized instructions for children with mental and developmental disabilities. He also graduated with a High National Diploma in Biblical Studies from the International Institute of Biblical Studies located in Cape Town, South Africa.

His research interests include climate-smart agriculture, forced migration and refugees, environment, climate change, global food security, youth development, cultural exchange, and creative arts. He has conducted field research projects in the United States of America, Ghana, Lao PDR, Indonesia, and Liberia. He has written and contributed to several publications and presented at major conferences in the United States, Canada, France, Laos, and Ghana.

Macedo has over 10 years of combined professional experience working with various institutions and agencies including Children’s Aid Direct UK (CAD), European Economic Community (EEC), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), German Technical Cooperation (GTZ), RESPECT International & RESPECT Ghana, Unite for Sight, Regional Environment Council (REC), Commonwealth Corporation (CommonCorps), International Water Management Institute (IWMI), and Road Scholar. He’s a member of several professional organizations including the Project Management Institute, Association of American Geographers, American Sociological Association, and the International Geographic Honor Society.

Macedo started Data-Insightica in 2018 because of his passion in data science, decisions analytics, geo-spatial analytics, and research. His research at IWMI was funded by the Center for Global Food Security at Purdue University in partnership with USAID and CIMMYT. In 2011, Macedo also won an academic research grant awarded by Compton Foundation as part of the foundation’s commitment to promote and enhance international development, environment, and sustainability in developing countries. You may access his full curriculum vitae here. Macedo is an active member and power user of SAS Institution analytics.

His key expertise includes organizational development, applied research, monitoring & evaluation, sustainability assessment, predictive analytics, modeling, international development, environment, climate change, agriculture, sustainable communities, forced migration, and human security.

 

Herenton Chea

Senior Financial Officer

Herenton is a candidate for the Master of Business Administration, Accounting, and Finance from the Cambridge International College and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Financial Administration from Cambridge International College from the United Kingdom. He holds several professional certificates in business bookkeeping and accounts, financial management, theory and practice in management and administration, accounting and finance. He is a finalist for professional management accountant certification and certified senior supply management professional. Herenton is a student member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants both institutions based in London.

His interests in the financial, supply chain and accounting fields include: preparing annual budgets, transport management, warehousing, recruitment, monitoring key accounts and grants. Having the ability to handle complex assignments effectively and possessing the confidence to work as part of a team or independently.

Following the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, Harenton worked as Country Finance Manager for the Academic Consortium to Combat Ebola in Liberia (ACCEL) which included the following members: University of Massachusetts Medical SchoolBoston Children’s HospitalMIT Humanitarian Response LabAvenir AnalyticsIcahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Liberia College of Surgeons and Physicians.

He has over 10 year’s professional experience including works at RESPECT International, IBIS Liberia, International Rescue Committee, Internews Network, and Management Sciences for Health with combined awards of over $100 million USAID grants. Herenton possesses both the technical and functional experience and expertise working with leading funding agencies including USAID/OFDA, EU, British Council, WHO, Danida, UNICEF, CIDA, and SIDA.