Dr. Emmanuel O. Akwetey

Dr. Emmanuel O. Akwetey
Executive Director Institute of Democratic Governance (IDEG)

He is the founding Executive Director of IDEG, one of Ghana’s leading research and advocacy organisation established 2000. He is a political scientist with a PhD degree in International Politics and Development obtained at the University of Stockholm, Sweden in 1994. A competent academic and accomplished manager, Akwetey is also a passionate advocate of democratic governance and human development, civic participation in credible management of multiparty elections in Africa. He is widely consulted on issues of political and administrative transitions, and international aid and development effectiveness. Dr. Akwetey has partnered the ACBF in the implementation of its capacity development vision in Ghana and Africa since 2003 and has also partnered several bilateral and multilateral institutions. He is currently a member of the Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group (EPG). He recently won for IDEG, the ‘Millennium Excellence Award’ for Democratic Development in Ghana for the period 2005 – 2010.