ActionAid Ghana appoints Country Director

Accra, May 17, GNA - ActionAid Ghana, a Non-Governmental Organisation, has appointed Mr John Nkaw as its new Country Director.

A statement by the Board Chair of ActionAid Ghana, Nana Yaw Okyere-Aduachie, said Mr John Nkaw’s appointment took effect on 1st May 2022.

He succeeds Sumaila Abdul-Rahman who resigned from office in August 2021.

Until his recent appointment as Country Director, Mr Nkaw served as Head of Programmes, Campaigns and Innovation and Interim Country Director of the Organisation.

In his new role, he would 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.

Mr Nkaw joined ActionAid Ghana in March 2019 as the Head of Programmes and served as Interim Country Director from September 2021 to April 2022.

Prior to joining ActionAid Ghana, he had worked with Oxfam Ghana, SEND Foundation of West Africa (Now SEND Ghana), USAID Partnership for Education: Evaluating Systems, and the Ghana Aid Effectiveness Forum (AEF).

Mr. Nkaw holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with Political Science, Master of Arts in Development Studies from the University of Ghana, and Master of Public Administration in Public Policy from University of Texas at Austin.