Dr. Doris Akyere Boateng
Dr. Doris Akyere Boateng is a social worker and Senior Lecturer, with a vast experience in socio-economic research. She completed a split-site PhD program in Social Work at the University of Ghana and the University of Manitoba in Canada. She has a Master of Philosophy degree in Social Work from the University of Ghana. She has great interest in Women’s empowerment issues, Mental Health, Gender Issues, Policy Studies and Community Development. She is a Christian and married with 2 biological and several social children.
Jemima Nunoo (PhD, MA(res), MA, BSc (Hons))
Dr (Mrs) Jemima Nunoo (nee Agyare) is an award winning executive and Technical Director for Media and Strategic Communications at the Office of the President, Ghana. She is also a lecturer at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). She headed the Centre for Management Development (CMD), the Executive Education and training wing of the GIMPA Business School. Dr Nunoo teaches Leadership (at the undergraduate and executive levels), Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility, Business Management and Administration at the Business School and have taught Politics, International Relations and Ethical Leadership at the School of Public Service and Governance. With regards to teaching, she has over 17 years of experience teaching at the Tertiary level. She has facilitated programmes for various organisations including: Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, Databank and DANIDA.
Dr Nunoo holds a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry from the University of Birmingham, UK, an MA in International Studies and Diplomacy from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, a Research Track MA from the University of Nottingham, UK and a PhD from the same institution. The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) of the UK awarded Dr Nunoo a PhD and research track MA scholarship. Her doctoral research investigated the politics and governance of genetically modified (GM) agriculture in Africa. Dr Nunoo has written on GM agriculture in Africa, transparency and accountability issues within the oil and gas sector in Ghana and small-scale agriculture in Africa.
Previously Dr Nunoo was the Speechwriter and Principal Researcher for H. E. John Agyekum Kufuor, former President of the Republic of Ghana. She was instrumental in the establishment and launching of the John A. Kufuor Foundation for Governance and Leadership. Prior to this, she was a Research Fellow at the Institute for Democratic Governance. She headed the Poverty, Inequality and Sustainable Development Programme. She has also taught Power and Leadership, Qualitative Research Methods and Approaches to Political Studies at the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham, UK.
Dr Nunoo won the awards for Outstanding Female Executive of the Year and Best Achiever in CSR at the 2019 Feminine Ghana Awards. She is the Board Chair of the Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP), an Energy Research organisation and Thinks Tank and a government-appointed board member of the Petroleum Commission, Ghana.
Dr. Ernestina Korleki Dankyi
Dr. Ernestina Korleki Dankyi holds a PhD in Migration Studies, a Master of Philosophy degree in Sociology, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work all from the University of Ghana. She aspires to be a world class childhood research scholar and one of Africa’s finest child’s right advocate. Her lifelong goal is to work assiduously towards the elimination of the all forms of homelessness and streetism among children in Sub-Saharan Africa. It is her greatest desire that children will find a home preferably among ‘family’ within which they will grow and develop. Her research focuses on diverse groups of children and adolescents affected by both internal and international migration. She has for the past three years been working on the mental health experiences of street children and adolescents, most of whom are migrants. She also believes that the environment, that is the multi-level care systems within which children grow up play a significant role in their wellbeing. Therefore, inspired by the ecological systems theory, her current research focuses on the interaction between the macro structures of care and the immediate settings within with children and adolescents find themselves and how these interactions impact on their wellbeing. She was awarded a grant by the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) to examine the existing institutions, policies and programmes available for street children and how these are positioned to meet their mental health and other related needs. Her interest in street children and adolescents spans their general well-being and the micro, meso and macro level structures that are responsible for providing care for them. She is also a 2016 Global Fellow with the Global Child Behavioural Health Fellowship programme funded by the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at the New York University and a member of the Society for Research in Child Development.