Kop’ep Dabugat is the Network Coordinator of the West Africa Democracy Solidarity Network (WADEMOS).
Kop’ep has a wealth of experience in the design and deployment of frameworks and mechanisms for civil society coordination and constructive engagement with governments, regional, and continental institutions in Africa. He served on the Steering Committee of the Global Partnership for Aflatoxins Control in Africa (PACA) from 2017 to 2022 and also represented civil society on the Global Leadership Council of the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition (NAFSN) from 2017 to 2019.
He has been instrumental in the Africa-wide civil society advocacy for the effective implementation of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP), the continent’s flagship policy framework for agriculture. This resulted in the establishment of the CAADP Non-State Actors Coalition (CNC), which he led as its Coordinator from 2016 to 2022.
Kop’ep holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and a Master’s degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies from the University of Jos, Nigeria.
He also earned a Post-graduate Diploma in Governance, Democratization, and Public Policy from the International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, The Netherlands.
Marie Josiane is the West Africa Democracy Solidarity Network’s (WADEMOS) Project Coordinator for francophone West Africa.
She is a governance and public policy analyst and a monitoring and evaluation specialist in socio-economic development programs. She has a wealth of experience working with non-profit and international organizations to improve the use of evidence to inform policy and program design and implementation.
Prior to joining the Network, Marie Josiane was the Country Officer and Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Lead at PACKS Africa in Ghana. Before her role at PACKS Africa, she served at the African Union Commission Department of Trade and Industry as a Policy Analyst in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
She holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from the International Relations Institute of Cameroon. She is also an alumna of the Building State Capability Program of the Center for International Development at Harvard University.
She is a member of the Africa Evidence Network based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Jonah Eledi is the Communication and Digital Platforms Officer at the West Africa Democracy Solidarity Network. He is a journalist and communication professional.
Jonah previously worked with MX24 TV as a Reporter/ Producer and also worked as an online journalist/ Producer with Ghanaweb before joining MX24 TV. He reported mainly political stories and produced current affairs programs.
Jonah holds a Master’s Degree in Development Communication from the Ghana Institute of Journalism, and Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies (Public Relations), from the same University, where he was awarded the ‘Most Promising Public Relations Student’.
Jonah earned a Diploma in French (B2 certificate) from Alliance Francaise, Accra, Ghana. He is an Affiliate Member of the Institute of Public Relations, Ghana.
Emmanuel Yeboah is an Assistant Research Analyst at the West Africa Democracy Solidarity Network (WADEMOS).
Prior to joining WADEMOS Network, Emmanuel worked as a Research Assistant at the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana), a leading think tank that focuses on the promotion of free, peaceful, and well-governed democracies in Ghana and in Africa.
He worked on several research projects and interventions in the fields of human rights, social accountability, local government and decentralization reforms, and women and youth inclusion in the decision-making process.
Emmanuel holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations and Diplomacy and a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography and Resource Development with History from the University of Ghana.
He is a fellow of the West Africa Election Observers Network Academy program.
David Asante-Darko is a Research Assistant at the West Africa Democracy Solidarity Network (WADEMOS).
Asante-Darko has over seven (7) years of experience in quality control and research working with institutions such as the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). He also previously worked at Sinapi Aba Savings and Loans Ltd, where he performed risk assessment duties at the Credit Control Unit.
Asante-Darko has taught courses in Risk Management and Operations Research at the Christian Service University College and is an editor for Cogent Integrity, a research and writing organization in Accra that has been in operation for over 6 years.
Amadu Issaka Atusi is the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer for the West Africa Democracy Solidarity Network.
Amadu is a project monitoring and evaluation professional. Prior to joining the WADEMOS Network, Amadu worked as a Junior Consultant for the United State Agency for International Development, USAID and the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA on different projects.
Amadu holds a Master of Science (MSc) in Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Development Education from the University for Development Studies (UDS).
A fellow of the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI), Amadu is a member of the Ghana Monitoring and Evaluation Forum (GMEF), and the African Evaluation Association, (AfrEA).
He has a strong interest in human rights and social work.
Richard Anane Adortse is the Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist for the West Africa Democracy Network (WADEMOS).
Richard has technical expertise and experience in designing and implementing Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Systems, Performance Measurement, Data Management, Capacity Building, Project Design, Implementation, Management, and Coordination; and Design and Deployment of Surveys.
Prior to joining CDD-Ghana, Richard worked with SEND-Ghana as a Programs and Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist where he handled programs and MEL functions for the USAID-funded project “People for Health (P4H)”, a five-year project implemented in 100 communities to strengthen the organizational and institutional capacities of both government and civil society in the areas of health, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), nutrition policy formulation and implementation.
Richard holds a Master of Science (MSc.) in Industrial Mathematics from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and a Bachelor of Science (BSc.) in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Ghana, Legon.
Richard has obtained certification in advanced Project Monitoring and Evaluation from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).
Grace Mawusi Annor is the Bilingual Project Assistant of the West Africa Democracy Solidarity Network (WADEMOS) project.
Prior to joining WADEMOS Network, Grace worked as a Student Program Coordinator at a consortium of British universities, the Northern Consortium of United Kingdom (NCUK), Accra Study Centre. She has also previously served at the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College (GAFCSC) registry.
She also has experience working at the Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) where she was involved in the implementation of leading projects such as Inspiring African Women Leaders in Peace and Security (IAWL-PS) and the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence 2021 Campaign at the Women, Peace and Security Institute (WPSI).
Having lived in Ivory Coast and Togo, Grace has multicultural exposure and speaks fluent French and English.
Grace holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with Geography and Resource Development from the University of Ghana. She also earned her basic and high school education in Cote d’Ivoire and Togo.
She has a strong interest in languages and volunteerism.
Divine Ntiamoah Berko is the Gender Diviersity and Inclusion officer for the West Africa Democracy Solidarity Network’s (WADEMOS) Project.
Specializing in Sexual Reproductive Health and Right (SRHR), gender and governance, Divine has over a decade of experience working with people of different cultures, race, age and marginalized groups such as women, Persons living with Disability (PWDs), young people, LGBTQ, Sex workers, among others.
Prior to joining WADEMOS Network, Divine Ntiamoah Berko worked as a Project Coordinator on the USAID-funded Ghana Strengthening Accountability Mechanism Activity (GSAM) implemented by CARE International in Ghana. Before her role at CARE International she worked at Hope for Future Generations as the Regional Project Coordinator in Northern Ghana.
She holds a Master’s degree in Governance and Sustainable Development and a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Sociology from the University of Cape Coast. She is a member of SDG goal 5 group in Ghana and an advocate for girls and women empowerment.
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