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The Secretariat is responsible for the administrative leadership of the organisation, including the day-to-day operations of the business, which are linked to finances, projects, communication, and human resources.

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Jacob Blasius

Executive Director

Jacob Blasius is the Executive Director of the Global Student Forum and an official Danish Youth Delegate to the UN. He has a background in international relations. He served for two terms as an International officer of the National Union of Students in Denmark (DSF) and represented the European Students Union on various international platforms. Throughout his time in university and student politics, he has, among other policy fields, worked on internationalization, sustainable education, and global funding for education.

In his position as chair of the board of Students Organizing for Sustainability International, he linked and sought to create synergies between sustainability initiatives in higher education and the student movement. Joined with fellow youth leaders of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), he also engaged decision-makers on the value of investing long-term in education systems in the global south.

Divine Edem Kwadzodeh

Communications Officer

Divine Edem Kwadzodeh works on Communication and Social Media at the Secretariat of the Global Student Forum. He has a strong background in research, communication, and leadership and also currently works at the Secretariat of the All-Africa Students Union (AASU) as Research and Communications Officer.

A student activist and leader since his high school days, Divine served as a Junior Common Room President at the University of Ghana and also previously served as the General Secretary of the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS), representing over 15 million Ghanaian students from basic to tertiary education. He also previously served as the Executive Director of Legon Alliance (now Legon Student Institute for Policy Studies), a student think-tank based at the University of Ghana.

Divine holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Philosophy from the University of Ghana. He is passionate about student unions' organizational development and the role of young people in shaping education policies.

Solomon Pobi Darko

Communications Officer

Solomon Pobi Darko is a member of the Communications and Social Media Team at the Global Student Forum. He is also the Creative Director of the All-Africa Students Union (AASU). He graduated from the University of Professional Studies, Accra with a degree in Banking and Finance, and is presently enrolled in Codetrain Africa’s web and software development program.

His current responsibility is to ensure that the organization’s vision and mission are communicated in a visually appealing manner. This involves creating visuals for articles and publications, webinars, seminars, and summits as well as social media material.

With expertise in typography, layout, and color theory, Solomon has a keen eye for creating designs that capture attention and deliver messages effectively. He is also experienced in HTML and CSS, enabling him to collaborate seamlessly with developers to bring design concepts to the digital realm.

Macbeth Kwame Combey

Communications Officer

Macbeth Kwame Combey is a member of the Communications and Social Media Team at the Secretariat of the Global Student Forum, where he serves as a Graphic Designer. Additionally, he is currently working with the All-Africa Students Union (AASU) also. Macbeth’s passion lies in utilizing the principles of graphic design to engage with local culture and emerging trends.

He adeptly employs his graphic design skills to capture the essence of life and harmoniously blend contemporary cultural expressions with the realm of fine arts. Macbeth’s particular interest lies in using traditional kente designs as a means of showcasing the profound understanding of Ewe culture through his artistic creations.

Macbeth holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design from Radford University College, located in East Legon, Ghana.