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Franklin Oduro

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Professional affiliation

Deputy Executive Director/Director of Programs , Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD)

Full Biography

Dr. Franklin Oduro is the Director of Programs and also the Deputy Executive Director for the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana), a governance, research, and policy advocacy think tank based in Accra, Ghana. He holds a PhD in Political Science from Carleton University in Canada. He also holds a Post-Graduate Certificate in Comparative Transitional Justice from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Dr. Oduro’s research interests include transitional justice/truth and reconciliation commission processes, civil society and elections, policy analysis, and African political thought. Dr. Oduro has consulted for a number of international and local organizations, including the New York-based International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ), the Ottawa-based International Development Research Center (IDRC), the Washington DC-based National Democratic Institute (NDI), and the Accra-based Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center (KAIPTC).