Akwasi Aidoo

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Akwasi Aidoo "executive director of TrustAfrica, has extensive experience in philanthropy in Africa. His positions have included IDRC Program Officer for Health and Development in West and Central Africa and head of the Ford Foundation’s offices in Senegal and Nigeria from 1993 to 2001. He serves as a director on boards of several nonprofit organizations, including Oxfam America, the Crime Prevention Centre of South Africa, the Soros Foundation’s AfriMAP initiative, and the Global Network Committee of the Ash Institute at Harvard University. He also chairs the executive committee of the Africa Grantmakers' Affinity Group. Dr. Aidoo has taught at universities in Ghana, Tanzania, and the United States. He was educated in Ghana and the United States and received a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Connecticut in 1984. He writes poetry and short stories in his spare time." [1]

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  1. Our Team, TrustAfrica, accessed October 24, 2007.
  2. Resource Alliance Board, organizational web page, accessed October 10, 2013.
  3. Board, Fund for Global Human Rights, accessed February 26, 2011.
  4. Advisory Board, International Beliefs and Values Institute, accessed November 27, 2008.