Advisory Board

Dr Esther Ofei-Aboagye

Advisory Board Chair

Dr. Esther Ofei-Aboagye is the chairperson of ARHR’s Advisory Board. She is a seasoned researcher with a solid track record as a policy analyst and a development management expert. Over the years, she has played lead roles in training policy/law makers, as well as the development of research and policy guidelines in a range of areas including local economic development, gender mainstreaming, natural resources and environmental management. Dr. Ofei-Aboagye was the Director of the Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS) from January 2005 to January 2015. 

Mr. Ernest Tay Awoosah


Mr. Ernest Tay Awoosah is the Director Finance and Administration of ISODEC. He holds a Master of Science Degree in International Development from University of Bristol UK. He has over twenty five years of working experience and had worked as consultant in the field of Water and Sanitation, Small Business Development and Strategic Planning. He has an immerse experience in local NGO development and management.

Mr. Tony Dzidzinyo Dogbe


Mr. Tony Dzidzinyo Dogbe is one of the founders of PDA and its former managing director (2008-2012) and co-director (2001-2008). He is an experienced social and community development worker, trainer, researcher, manager, consultant and workshop facilitator/moderator.

Ms Aba Oppong


Mrs. Aba Oppong is an avid advocate for sexual and reproductive health rights for all women and men irrespective of their age and sexual orientation. She has been working in development since 1995 and currently the Anti-Corruption Champion of Local Accountability Network (LANet) in Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA). The key thematic areas of Aba’s development interest include social accountability, good governance, prevention of maternal mortality and basic education for all children. She believes that men and women hold the sky hence both men and women should be given equal opportunities in health, education and governance.

Ms. Justina Anglaaere


Ms. Justina Anglaaere is an experienced and dedicated development practitioner with over 20 years practical work in the development field, spanning the areas of education, school feeding; health, water and sanitation, gender in development, micro-credit, governance and rights based/people centered advocacy. She is well versed in program design, planning, implementation and monitoring and evaluation. Ms Anglaaere has expertise in capacity development, process facilitation and advisory services delivery. She has worked with, and managed partnerships with diverse development actors ranging from community based organisations, national and international NGOs, donors, networks, government institutions and development consultants.

Dr Sylvia Deganus


Dr. Sylvia Deganus is a fulfilled Obstetrician/Gynaecologist and Public Health physician with over 27 years of experience in safe motherhood and in other Reproductive health issues. She is a national and international reproductive health researcher and trainer and have assisted in various research in the development of numerous national and international safe motherhood and reproductive health policy documents, service delivery guidelines, training tools and materials.

Vicky T. Okine

Executive Director

Vicky is a Development Policy and Management specialist with thirty years of extensive experience in gender and rights based advocacy, organisational development particularly for CSOs, programme design and management, qualitative research as well as monitoring and evaluation. She is a human rights advocate with experience in HIV, reproductive, maternal and newborn health as well as adolescent’s sexual and reproductive health and rights. She has worked at policy and programme levels in government and non – government sectors and with international NGOs.