Prof. Baffour Agyeman-Duah

CEO, John A. Kufuor Foundation

Prof Baffour Agyeman-Duah is the CEO of The John A. Kufuor Foundation. Prior to this, he was a Senior Governance Adviser to the United Nations Mission in Liberia. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Denver, Colorado, and taught for ten years in American universities and at the University of Ghana. At the Institute of Economic Affairs, Accra, he directed the Parliamentary Support and Conflict Management programs. He also managed Ghana’s Network of Domestic Election Observers (1996) and was a consultant to the National Democratic Institute (USA) on the Liberian and Nigerian elections in 1997 and 1998-99 respectively. He was a member of the Commonwealth Election Observer Group in Zimbabwe (June 2000) and the Commonwealth’s Technical Expert for Sierra Leone’s National Election Watch (2002). He serves as Adjunct Faculty Member of the Africa Center for Strategic Studies, (US Defense Department, Washington D.C.), having participated in the Senior Leadership Seminar in Dakar, Senegal (1999) Gaborone, Botswana (2000), Libreville, Gabon (2001) and Washington, DC (2002).

“Our goal is clear: achieve food self-sufficiency for Africa in ten years, eliminate malnutrition and hunger and move Africa to the top of agricultural value chains.” – Akinwumi Adesina, AfDB President