Sherriff is a development professional with eight years of experience in community development, and holds a bachelor’s degree in agriculture science and technology with a specialization in agricultural technology in Ghana.

Currently, Sherriff is the managing director of Icy-cup, a dairy processing company. This work helps finance his community development activities while creating employment for women and youth.

Sherriff also co-founded the West African Forum on Aids, Violence against Women and Children. This non-profit focuses on advocacy, interfaith engagement and human rights. He is currently the Director of Programs.

Some of his accomplishments include his work as a consultant to the British High Commission on interfaith engagement, a collaboration with the Vatican ambassador in Ghana on starting a nationwide interfaith dialogue, as well as expanding Icy-cup and introducing the social arm of the company called Peak Foundation.

By the end of the program he hopes to build on existing experiences and learn from new ones, as well as to collaborate with the Advisory Board of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, to train and share knowledge with YALI members to help address issues of environmental sustainability in African communities.


Bachelor's Degree in Agricultural Science and Technology, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology