Ghana: ActionAid Confirms New Country Director

ActionAid Ghana has appointed John Nkaw as the organisation’s substantive Country Director.

Nkaw had served as Interim Country Director following the resignation of Sumaila Abdul-Rahman in August 2021.

Nkaw, who joined ActionAid Ghana in March 2019 as the Head of Programmes, had worked with Oxfam Ghana, SEND Foundation of West Africa, and the Ghana Aid Effectiveness Forum (AEF).

‘In his new role, John Nkaw will lead the work of ActionAid Ghana by coordinating the work and strengthening its partnerships to ensure greater positive impact of programme interventions on the lives and livelihoods of people living in poverty’, a statement from the organisation read.

The statement said Nkaw is responsible for overseeing the overall management of the organisation from the operational and strategic perspectives.

According to the organisation, he has coordinated programme planning, implementation, review, monitoring and evaluation exercises.

‘Mr Nkaw was selected through a rigorous and highly competitive process. We expect him to deliver and have no doubt that he will with the support of staff, partners and all other stakeholders’, the statement added.

Nkaw holds a degree in Sociology with Political Science, master’s degree in Development Studies from the University of Ghana, and another master’s degree in Public Administration in Public Policy from University of Texas.

ActionAid Ghana, an affiliate of ActionAid, is a global justice federation working to achieve social justice, gender equality and poverty eradication.

Photo source: ActionAid Ghana

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