Mr. Kobina Afena-Sam was appointed as a Member of the Governing Council of GLOMEF in 2015 and prior to his appointment he was the Brong-Ahafo Regional Coordinator of the National Youth Authority from 2006 to 2013.He worked as a clerical officer at erstwhile Post and Telecoms Corporation. He has been trained in different thematic areas in youth development work such as education, health, environment, natural resource management, employment and entrepreneurial development.

Mr. Afena-Sam holds several certificates and awards from different institutions across Africa which include Pan Africa Institution of Development (PAID) Buia-Cameroun, Mindolo Ecumenical Foundation Kitwe-Zambia and Territorial Pastoral Training Center, Kenema-Sierra Leone. Mr. Afena-Sam has many years of experience in youth development and civil society activism and currently the Executive Coordinator of the Rural Youth Service Foundation.