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Francis Kobina Appiah Abebrese

Southern Voices Network for Peacebuilding Scholar

    Term

    July 5, 2017 — September 29, 2017

    Professional affiliation

    Economic and Research Analyst, African Center for Economic Transformation (Ghana)

    Wilson Center Projects

    Boosting Ghana’s Agricultural Productivity: From Resource Mobilization to Efficient Resource Application

    Full Biography

    Mr. Francis Abebrese is an economist by profession and is currently an Economic and Research Analyst at the African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET). He currently serves as the Research Coordinator for ACET’s flagship program—the African Transformation Report—which focuses on transforming Africa’s Agriculture. He trained as a Development Economist with a research background in trade, agriculture, welfare analysis, health, public financial management, industrial policy, and the environment. Before joining ACET, he worked with Golden Star Resources Limited, a gold mining company in the Western Region of Ghana to develop and implement alternative livelihood programs in the mine’s catchment areas. He has also worked on a number of research projects, including the Export Supply Response Capacity Constraints Study in Ghana commissioned by the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC). Mr. Abebrese has postgraduate qualifications in economic research with a Masters of Philosophy in Economics from University of Ghana. He is also is a graduate of United Nation’s Conference on Trade and Development’s (UNCTAD) Virtual Institute’s Trade and Poverty Program. In addition, he holds a Certificate in New Theories of Structural Economics in Africa from the National School of Development at Perking University and a Certificate in Environmental Policy and Climate Change from the Center for Economic and Environmental Policy in Africa at the University of Pretoria.