Dr Esther Ofei-Aboagye

Advisory Board Chair

Dr Esther Ofei-Aboagye

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. Prior to joining ILGS in 1999, Dr. Ofei-Aboagye was a senior lecturer at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). She has worked as a consultant on programme design and evaluation exercises for both international and national organizations.

Dr. Ofei-Aboagye has a PhD in Public Policy from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom; a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Carleton University, Ottawa Canada; and a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Studies and a Diploma in Education from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana.

She serves on a number of other boards in the public and non-governmental sectors including the University of Ghana Council and the National Development Planning Commission. She became a member of the College of Research Associates of the United Nations University Institute of Natural Resources in Africa in 1999; and is a member of the international action-policy-research network, Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO).