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  • 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,...
  • Lecturer, Institute for Peace and Security Studies, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
  • Associate Professor of Women's Studies, Anthropology, and Afroamerican and African Studies, University of Michigan
  • Former British Ambassador to Sudan and TunisiaFormer British Ambassador to Sudan and Tunisia
    Alan Goulty retired in 2008 after 40 years service in the British Diplomatic Service, including postings as Ambassador to Tunisia (2004-8) and Sudan (1995-9), and as the UK Special Representative for Sudan (2002-4) and Darfur (2005-6), when he led the UK team in the Naivasha and Abuja peace talks.  He was Director (Assistant Secretary-equivalent) for the Middle East and North Africa in t...
  • Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Global Dialogue, South Africa
    Francis Kornegay, a native of Detroit, Michigan is a permanent resident in South Africa. He is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Global Dialogue, University of South Africa. One of South Africa’s renown students of global geopolitical and strategic trends, Kornegay is a long-term analyst of global South and emerging power dynamics and US foreign policy. As such, he recently produced...
  • Director of Institute of Human Rights and Dignity, Center of Research and Action for Peace
  • As a Foreign Service Officer from 1970-80, McDonald served as Political Officer in the U.S. Embassies in Uganda and South Africa and as the Desk Officer for Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Sao Tome and Principe. He also was support staff for negotiated settlements in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe and Namibia in the late-1970s and did conflict resolution work in Northern Ireland and Burundi.From...
  • Program Officer, Ghana Center for Democratic Development
  • Monde Muyangwa currently serves as the Director of the Africa Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center.Prior to this, she served as Academic Dean at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies from 2002 to 2013. In this capacity, she oversaw all curriculum and programs for the Africa Center, including in the areas of Security Studies, Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Threats, Civil-Military Relations,...

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