Esker Copeland is responsible for the oversight and coordination of the Innovation through Sport: Promoting Leaders, Empowering Youth project, which focuses on girls' leadership development through the use of sport in Bangladesh, Egypt, Kenya and Tanzania. Before joining the basic and girls' education unit, he served as the coordinator of CARE's global internship and fellowship program. He comes to CARE with multi-sectoral experience implementing workforce development, leadership and life skills programs for youth in the United States as well as a background conducting research in primary health care, maternal and child health in Africa and the Caribbean. Esker holds a master's degree in international affairs and development from Clark Atlanta University and a master's in public health from Morehouse School of Medicine.
Dr Clifford Ferguson
35 years experience primarily within the sales marketing and general management. Highly results oriented. A strong man manager, with excellent motivational skills, “leads from the front”. Exceptional communication and presentation skills. Experience gained in line management and consultancy covers a wide variety of industries, countries and cultures. Cliff has been described as “an exceptional leader and coach”. He holds a number of non-executive director positions, as well as being the Chairman of the charity Glad's House which supports 'Street Children' in Mombasa, Kenya. He is also a trustee of Marwell Wildlife.