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Kwame Akyeampong

Kwame Akyeampong

Principal Investigator, Ghana

Kwame Akyeampong is Professor of International Education and Development at the Open University, UK.

Kwame began his academic career in Ghana at the University of Cape Coast in 1989 and served as the Director of the Institute of Education from 2002 to 2004. He has particular interest in the political economy of education systems in low-income countries. His research has aimed to offer alternative viewpoints on educational policy and practice based on critical perspectives and experiences of policy makers, school leaders, teachers and students in African education environments. He has over 25 years’ experience in Education Programme Evaluation, Teacher Education Policy, Education Access and Equity with a focus on disadvantaged and marginalised groups in sub-Saharan Africa.  He has produced education review and evaluation reports for various Ministries of Education in Africa. He served as a visiting Professor at the Centre for International Cooperation in Education (CICE) in Hiroshima University in 2002, and a Senior Fulbright Scholar at Georgia State University (GSU) in the USA in 2001.

Over his career he has consulted for UNESCO, FCDO, Belgian Development Organisation (VVOB) and the World Bank. Kwame served for two years (2011 to 2013) as a Senior Policy Analyst with UNESCO’s Global Monitoring Education Report in Paris. He is an Honorary Professor of International Education and Development at the University of Sussex, and co-chairs the World Bank and the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) Global Education Evidence Advisory Panel (GEEAP).


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