Nyaaba-Aweeba Azongo is a Development Planner with a professional background and interest in financial planning and Development modeling whose astute professional works have gained significant national recognition and interest. He was a Development consultant to the National House of Chiefs between 2003-2011 and has done a lot of publications on Chieftaincy and Development in Africa. He pioneered the Media-Corporate Response Initiative (M- CRI) as the development wing of the Ghana Journalists Association to utilize media potential for promoting Local Economic Development and to foster the economic integration of Africa. He is the Co-Founder and President of Save Your Liver Foundation in Ghana, the first liver-Health NGO in Sub-Saharan Africa.
His most outstanding professional signature in Ghana’s informal sector landscape is his pioneering role in both concept and establishment of the Suame Magazine Industrial Development Organization (SMIDO) which is gradually- evolving into a global model for cluster development in the informal economic sectors of the World.
He is the pioneer and CEO of the SMID FIRST scheme in Suame Magazine dubbed: SMID Fund. The SMID Fund is an Industrial Enclave Self-Engineered Financial Design in a tripartite partnership with corporate financial industry and development planners to creatively mobilize financial resources and expertise to address the Development challenges of the largest artisanal cluster in sub- Saharan Africa. The goal is to pilot a global model case of informal sector financial intervention for industrial development in Africa.
He is determined to make an impression globally with the current SMID first financial model as an alternative to the Grameen Model in Bangladesh and a new global model for replication in the developing world as the most tested vehicle for appropriating Local Economic Development.
He has published extensively in the area of development and has promoted concepts of development in various critical sectors to determine appropriate models of development. He has to his credit a publication on Rural Finance in an international journal dubbed: Bringing The Utilization Gap In Rural Finance In Africa
in 2008 (http://www.ug.edu.gh/ugbsafj, /University of Ghana business school).
Ghana Does Not Need A Development Plan, feature article published in the daily Graphic of Ghana, Business & Financial Times, myjoyfmonline, Ghanaweb et cetera, 2011.
Chieftaincy Development Planning Policy Paper, 2011.
The National Development Planning Commission’s Mission, the lost development ship, Establishing the Knowledge-Based Economy, Missing Link and Bridging Challenge, Nyaaba-Aweeba Azongo, February, 2009.
Chieftaincy & Development in Africa, the Politics in the national Development Process, the Position and Challenge to Traditional Leadership in Ghana, Nyaaba-Aweeba Azongo, 2006.
Suame Industrial Policy Blueprint, Establishing A Case For Suame Magazine Industrial Development in Ghana, Nyaaba-Aweeba Azongo, 2007.
Building Prospects for Posterity. The Economic Fate of Kumasi and Ashanti, Nyaaba-Aweeba Azongo, 2012.
Promoting Local- Content Investment & policy for industrialization, Suame Magazine Enterprise Cluster Development, Nyaaba-Aweeba Azongo, 2013.
Zongo community Economic Development, Flagship Development planning, response to Harness Youthful energies to promote sustainable Zongo community economic empowerment & Development through governance, Nyaaba-Aweeba Azongo, 2012.
A system Approach to policy and planning in the chieftaincy sector, National House of Chiefs, Nyaaba-Aweeba Azongo, 2012.
Planning a Sustainable Funding Regime For The SMIDO-Otumfuo industrial complex project, Nyaaba-Aweeba Azongo, 2012.
Assessing District Economic Partnership For An Integrated Micro-Finance Policy In Ghana. A Comparative Case Study of Southern and Northern Sector Districts, Nyaaba-Aweeba Azongo, 2012.
The traditional African institutional missing link in African local governance: The Challenges and Prospects in a Synergetic Pursuit of the Millennium Development Goals, Nyaaba-Aweeba Azongo, 2012.
Assessing the Determinants of Credit Utilization in Rural Ghana. The Case of Twifu Heman Lower Denkyira District” -2005, Nyaaba-Aweeba Azongo, unpublished thesis at the Department of planning, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana, National House of Chiefs, Nyaaba-Aweeba Azongo, April, 2010.
Building a Sound Community Health Culture, the National Cultural Health Project, National House of Chiefs, Nyaaba-Aweeba Azongo, April, 2010.