Michael Flowers

Flowers is the CEO of Flowers School of Technology and Management - a registered company in Germany and the United Kingdom. A Liberian from Grand Kru County, his studies for the BSc in Mathematics and Physics at the University of Liberia came to a halt in 1990 due to the Liberian civil war. Becoming a refugee in Ghana in 1991, Flowers gained admission at the University of Ghana and was sponsored through the Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Initiative Fund (DAFI). Flowers was among the first set of refugee students to be sponsored by the UNHCR through the DAFI scholarship programme in 1992. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Physics from the University of Ghana and MSc in Systems Engineering from Brunel University, United Kingdom.

A systems engineer, inventor and author (scholarly articles in journals and international conferences, academic course books and works of literature), Flowers’ focus has been innovation and entrepreneurship, training, strategic visioning, appropriate technology for developing countries, systems and enterprise engineering. His current research interests include global manufacturing systems and alternative energy resources.  A consultant, keynote speaker, and a motivational and inspirational powerhouse, Flowers runs seminars and workshop training on innovation and entrepreneurship, brand management, systems engineering, capacity building and professional development. He is passionately committed to seeing refugees transform into community as well as global leaders.

Flowers and his wife Melanie live in Germany. As a DAFI Scholar, he maintains an active interest in the United Nations Refugee Agency’s refugee education programme. His pastimes include creative writing, cracking silly jokes, offering free mentorship in self-development, and as a former active 200M, 400M and 800M track athlete he maintains his athletic training passion to keep fit and the fun alive.