Team

  • Dr. Beatrice Akua-Sakyiwah
    Dr. Beatrice Akua-Sakyiwah
    Lecturer
  • Dr. Gifty Oforiwaa Gyamera
    Dr. Gifty Oforiwaa Gyamera
    Lecturer
  • Prof. Bertha Z. Osei- Hwedie
    Prof. Bertha Z. Osei- Hwedie
    Professor
  • Mr. Samuel Ofosu Awuah
    Mr. Samuel Ofosu Awuah
    Development Consultant
  • Dr. Patrick Tandoh- Offin
    Dr. Patrick Tandoh- Offin
    Lecturer
  • Dr. Augustina Adusah- Karikari
    Dr. Augustina Adusah- Karikari
    Lecturer
  • Dr. Kingsley Agomor
    Dr. Kingsley Agomor
    Lecturer
  • Mrs. Juliana Appiah
    Mrs. Juliana Appiah
    Director of Student Affairs, GIMPA
  • Mr. Edmund Amarkwei Foley
    Mr. Edmund Amarkwei Foley
    Lecturer
  • Mrs.  Rita Ofosu Asamani
    Mrs. Rita Ofosu Asamani
    Assistant Registrar
  • Ms. Afrakomah A. Boakye-Ansah
    Ms. Afrakomah A. Boakye-Ansah
    Assistant Registrar, GIMPA Academic Registry
  • Mr. Benjamin Bubuama
    Mr. Benjamin Bubuama
    Administrative Officer
  • Mrs. Naomi Marbell
    Mrs. Naomi Marbell
    Administrative Officer
Dr. Beatrice Akua-Sakyiwah
Lecturer

Dr Beatrice Akua-Sakyiwah completed her PhD at the University of York. Her research focused on Somali Refugee women’s perception of access to services on entry into the UK. She was the founder of AKUSA, UK, a community organisation aimed at bringing together young women with difficult backgrounds to equip them with skills that build their self-confidence. She has been a seminar tutor teaching in Sociological theories at the school of Sociology, University of York, UK. She has also taught in different year levels in the main stream education in the UK for several years including the primary school and further education. Recently she lectured in Gender Issues in the Media and Drama in Education at the University of Ghana as a Visiting Scholar, Legon. She is currently the Coordinator and a Lecturer for the Gender Centre at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). Her current research focus is on the Political Dynamics of Opposition, Resistance and Equality: Context for Women’s Economic Empowerment. Particularly, she is interested in the Perceptual and Behavioural Trends in Climate Change and their Effect on Indigenous Women’s Livelihoods.

Dr. Gifty Oforiwaa Gyamera
Lecturer

Dr Gifty Oforiwaa Gyamera is a Lecturer at the School of Public Service and Governance at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). She is also the president of the Ghana Association of Public Administration and Management (GAPAM). Her research interests include Gender, Internationalisation of Education, Postcolonial studies and Curriculum Development. She is particularly interested in challenging marginalization of minorities, and discourses and practices perpetuating colonial ideologies and philosophies particularly in relation to higher education. She holds PhD in Education, University of Roehampton, UK (2014), Post Graduate Diploma in Social Research Methods, University of Roehampton, UK (2011), MPhil in Educational Administration, University of Cape Coast(2006), BA (Hons) in Education Psychology, University of Cape Coast (1998)

Prof. Bertha Z. Osei- Hwedie
Professor

Bertha Z. Osei-Hwedie(Ph.D) is a Professor of International Relations in the School of Public Service and Governance, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, Accra, Ghana. Her recent works include:- Botswana Parliamentary Democracy Revisited (co-author), 2017; “Enter China: Towards Africa’s Growth and Development” {co-author}, 2017; “The Impact of Infrastructure on Growth and Development: The Case of Ghana, 1986-2016” {co-author}, 2017; “China-Japan Rivalry in Africa”, 2015; “Regionalism as a Tool for Promoting Economic and Regional Development: a Case Study of the Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS{co-author}, 2015; “Continuity and Change: The Influence of the Presidents on Botswana’s Foreign Policy” {co-author}, 2014; “The Quest for Gender Parity in Southern African Politics”, 2013;“Peace, Security and Governance in Sub-Saharan Africa”, 2013;The Dynamics of China-Africa Cooperation”, 2013; Botswana’s Foreign Policy: a Comparative Analysis of the Four Presidents”{co-author}, 2013; International Cooperation in Security: a Case of Botswana”{co-author}, 2013; “A Survey of Research and Publications on Botswana-Africa-China Relations at the University of Botswana”, 2013; “China’s Re-engagement with Africa: The Search for Peace and Security”, 2012;“Indigenous Methods of Peacebuilding in Africa, 2012.

Mr. Samuel Ofosu Awuah
Development Consultant

Mr. Samuel Ofosu Awuah is a Development Consultant, with considerable experience in providing project planning and management, financial management and business management consultancy services to both public and private sector institutions. Mr. Awuah currently works as a consultant for GIMPA Consultancy, Training and Innovation Directorate (GCTID). He has capabilities and experience in designing and implementing projects and monitoring and evaluating projects against implementation plans. At GIMPA, Samuel has been involved in Economic Analysis, Project Planning and Management, Gender audit and analysis and Baseline Surveys. Samuel is result–oriented and well-disciplined with ability to manage multiple assignments.

Mr. Awuah has been involved with projects such as the Food Security and Environmental Facility Project (FSEF) of the Ministry of local Government and Rural Development of Ghana being funded by Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) and currently, he is the Project Manager for the United Nations Population Fund/ Government of Ghana sixth country programme fund disbursement to sub-implementing agencies and Ghanaman Community Re-investment Trust Fund.

He holds an M.Sc. in Money, Banking and Finance from Birmingham University, a certificate in project management from GIMPA and a B.A (Hons) degree in Economics and Law from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He has also attended courses and workshops on gender and development, leadership etc. He has a practical knowledge and use of Microsoft Excel, SPSS, and Eviews in data analysis.

Dr. Patrick Tandoh- Offin
Lecturer

Dr. Patrick Tandoh- Offin is a Lecturer in the School of Public Service and Governance (SPSG) at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, GIMPA, where he teaches regular and professional development courses on Policy Formulation and Analysis, Public Sector Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Research Methods and Proposal/Grantsmanship Development, Project/Program Planning from Gender Perspectives, Development Program Planning and Management.

He also facilitates on the training and capacity building programs by the CMD at GIMPA in areas of institutional strengthening, result-based program/project management and general capacity development for local and international public, private, and non-profit organizations. Patrick holds a Doctorate degree in Policy Studies (Community Economic Development and Public Sector Management), from Clemson University in South Carolina, USA, a Masters degree in Community and Economic Development from the Pennsylvania State University and a Bachelors Degree in Land Economy from the KNUST, Kumasi.

Dr. Augustina Adusah- Karikari
Lecturer

Dr. Augustina Adusah- Karikari is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (SOLASS) at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, GIMPA. She is also the Head of Department of Liberal Arts at the School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (SOLASS). She holds a PhD in Educational Studies, Ohio University, USA (2008), MPA, Ohio University, USA (2005), Master of Arts in International Affairs, Ohio University (2003) and BA (Hons) Secretaryship University of Cape-Coast (1998)

Area of Specialization:
Gender and Public Administration, Gender and Development, Development Management and Administration, Governance and Development of Extractive Industries

Dr. Kingsley Agomor
Lecturer

Dr Kingsley Agomor is a Ghanaian by birth. He holds PhD degree in Political Science from the University of Ghana, Legon. He has since 2006 been working with the GIMPA School of Public Service and Governance as a lecturer. He teaches undergraduate and post graduate courses in Research Methodology, Gender, Public Administration, Public Policy Analysis, and Governance. His research interest is in public administration and governance. He holds MPhil in Political Science, University of Ghana, Legon (2002) and BA (Hon) in Political Science &Economics, University of Ghana, Legon (1992)

Area of Specialization:
Public Management, Research Methods, Policy Analysis, Governance and Leadership, Gender and Development, Humanities.

Mrs. Juliana Appiah
Director of Student Affairs, GIMPA

Juliana Appiah is the Director of Student Affairs at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration. She holds a Masters’ degree in Public Administration, a Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics and Spanish, both from University of Ghana, Legon. She also has training in Human Resource Management and Organization Development Consulting and has 22 years practical working experience in administration, management and leadership.

Juliana Appiah has held many positions and performed varied roles in GIMPA including Human Resource Manager, Ag Hospitality Manager, Management Consultant, Lecturer and Director of Centre for Management Development.

Juliana Appiah belongs to professional bodies that are relevant to her background and professional development. These include: Institute of Human Resources Management Practitioners, (IHRMP) Ghana, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and ACPA/NASPA- Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.

Mr. Edmund Amarkwei Foley
Lecturer

Edmund Amarkwei Foley graduated from the University of Ghana, Legon with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) in 2000. He proceeded to the Ghana School of Law, Accra in the same year for the Professional Law Course and was called to the Ghana Bar in 2002. In 2004 he graduated from the University of Pretoria, South Africa with a Master of Laws (LLM) Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Laws (LLD) Degree in Public Law at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa. Edmund is currently the Head of Department for Public Law at the Faculty of Law of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration. He lectures on Criminal Law, Human Rights Law, Administrative Law and Public Sector Legal Framework. He was also the Technical Advisor on Children at the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection of Ghana from January 2014 to October 2015. From January 2012 to December 2013, he was the Head and Senior Researcher of the Children’s Rights Project of the Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape where he led the Centre’s work on children’s rights in Eastern and Southern Africa. His publications include contributions to the African Human Rights Law Journal, Article 40, Rights Journal and the Encyclopaedia of World Constitutions. His interest in human rights in Africa saw him participate in a number of human rights fora and symposia in across Africa and Europe.

Mrs. Rita Ofosu Asamani
Assistant Registrar

Mrs. Rita OfosuAsamani is currently the Assistant Registrar (administrator) of School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, (SOLASS) within the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). She holds a Master degree in Business Administration in Human Resource Management from the University of Ghana Business School, and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Daystar University, Nairobi, Kenya. Since joining GIMPA as Junior Assistant Registrar, she has risen to the position of Assistant Registrar and has served as Assistant Registrar at various departments at GIMPA. In 2017, she served as the Assistant Registrar of training at the Human Resource Department in GIMPA, and initiated the training in Self-Awareness and Performance for the middle and junior staff.

Prior to her coming to GIMPA, she served as the Assistant Editor of Step Publishers, a Christian Publishing Company which produced quarterly magazine for children, called Surprise, and bimonthly magazine for young adults, called Step. Whilst there, she published a number of articles, most of which promote women’s issues. These include, “No, Jerry, Please!”(True life story on rape); “When My Husband Travelled”(True life story of a woman’s struggles in the absence of her husband); “I can’t take it Any More” (story depicting the pressures unmarried women go through) and “Dilemma of a Girl in Love” (story depicting the insecurity of women in love who are afraid to lose their men).

Ms. Afrakomah A. Boakye-Ansah
Assistant Registrar, GIMPA Academic Registry

Afrakomah A. Boakye-Ansah completed her MPhil in Gender Studies, Rural Development & Literature from the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon. She is currently the Assistant Registrar of the Academic Registry at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). Her responsibilities at the Centre include running training programmes and Gender events. She has excellent administrative skills, which over the past four years, she has deployed successfully in varied context, including coordinating training programmes such as Women in Management, Health Administration and Management, DANIDA sponsored programmes among others. She also has training in Career Counselling and Peer Counselling, University of Ghana, Legon, Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education at the Centre for Continuing Education, IEDE, University of Education, Winneba.

With her experience in various training skills, including Effective Supervisory Skills, Teaching Methodology and Assessment, both attained at GIMPA, Afrakomah exhibits a high level of knowledge and experience in her current job and responsibilities. Her research focused on Ethnographic work on the Performance of the Okyeame (a linguist) in Contemporary Customary Marriage in Accra. Her current research interests are in child care, gender, socio-cultural ethnography, oratory and performance.

Mr. Benjamin Bubuama
Administrative Officer

Mr. Benjamin Bubuama is an Administrative Officer in the School of Public Service and Governance (SPSG) at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration. Currently, he is the President of the Middle Level Staff Association of the Institute. He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (Project Management option), Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Information Studies, Certificate in Project Management Professional, Certificate in International Relations & Diplomacy, Certificate in Negotiation Skills and Certificate in Occupational Safety Health and Environmental Management. Mr. Bubuama was the Welfare President for University of Ghana Students Representative Council from 2008 to 2009.

Mrs. Naomi Marbell
Administrative Officer

Corporate Life:
– 15 years working experience
– Currently Administrative Officer (Quality Assurance and Accreditation Planning – GIMPA)
– Women’s Commission for Middle Level Staff Association
Awards:
– 1ST Class Honours Award in Business Administration 2014 (GIMPA)

Education:
– Master of Public Sector Management – GIMPA
– Bachelors of Science in Business Administration (1st Class Honours)
– Higher National Diploma in Secretary ship and Management Studies
– Diploma in Computer Studies
– Diploma in Business Sales Ethics
– Certificate – Leadership in Public Administration
– Certificate – Impact of Attitude on Customer Service – LCD Consult

Boards/ Professional Associations:
– Member, GAPAM
– 1st Chairperson, Middle Level Staff Association
– Member, Salary Negotiation Team – GIMPA
– Member, Executive Women’s Network (EWN)

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