Africa Experts

Senior Program Manager, Africa Program, Search for Common Ground
Mike Jobbins is Search for Common Ground’s Senior Program Manager for the Africa Region. He supports the management, design, and development of conflict resolution programming in 22 countries across Africa, including in the Great Lakes, and has covered Burundi and the region for the past ten years. Mike previously worked in SFCG’s programs in the region, where he supported the start-up...
Chief of Party of the SAFE-Uganda Program, NCSC
Research Officer, African Technology Policy Studies Network
Ernest Nti Acheampong is a research officer at African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS). He is responsible for undertaking research and coordinating two flagship programs notably the African Youth Forum for Science and Technology (AYFST) and the Social Innovation Program. Ernest holds a bachelor’s degree in Natural Resource Management from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and...
Founder and President, African Center for Economic Transformation, Ghana
In his service as ECA’s Executive Secretary from 1995-2005, K.Y. Amoako’s vision was for the commission to better respond to African policy-makers and to amplify Africa’s voice internationally.Dr. Amoako began his career in 1974 at the World Bank, becoming the Bank’s Director for Education and Social Policy from 1992 to 1995 before joining ECA.Among many other assignments,...
Author of We Want What’s Ours: Learning from South Africa’s Land Restitution Program (Oxford University Press, 2014)
Associate researcher, CERAP
Arsène Brice Bado is an associate researcher at CERAP in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. He was a visiting assistant in research at Yale University during the academic year 2014-015. He is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at Laval University in Canada. His doctoral research focuses on foreign electoral assistance in post-civil conflict societies.
Sandeep Bathala is a senior program associate for the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program and Maternal Health Initiative.She leads the planning, development, and implementation of seminars, workshops, and conferences, focusing on health, environment, livelihoods, population, and security issues as well as the Advancing Policy Dialogue on Maternal Health series.Prior to...
Roger-Mark De Souza is the director of population, environmental security, and resilience for the Wilson Center. He leads programs on climate change resilience, reproductive and maternal health, environmental security, and livelihoods, including the Global Sustainability and Resilience Program, Environmental Change and Security Program, and Maternal Health Initiative.Before joining the Center in 2...
Isaac Debrah is Assistant Project Manager for Anglophone West Africa at the Ghana Center for Democratic Development. He obtained his Masters in Philosophy and Development Studies from St. Edmunds College, University of Cambridge, and his Bachelors in Sociology and Social Work with a minor in History from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana.
Lecturer, Institute for Peace and Security Studies, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

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