Mrs. Mary Awelana Addah

Executive Director

Mrs. Mary Awelana Addah is the current Executive Director of Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) after acting in the role between June 2023-August 2023. She joined the organization in November 2009 as a Senior Programmes and Research Officer and has made significant contributions since then. In May 2014, Mrs. Addah was appointed as the Programmes Manager, overseeing the Programmes team at GII.

Before joining GII, Mrs. Addah gained valuable experience working in various state and non-state organizations, including the Ghana Trade and Livelihoods Coalition (GTLC), the Centre for Community and Social Development (CENCOSAD), and the Ghana Education Service.

Mrs. Addah's extensive years of work and her participation in numerous training programs have cultivated her competencies in governance, anti-corruption policy and practice, and comprehensive knowledge in all facets of project management. She possesses expertise in various domains, including programme concept development and design, monitoring and evaluation, technical proposal writing, and strategic advocacy.

Mrs Addah serves on multiple platforms and initiatives at various levels be it state and non-state where she brings her extensive capacity in various spheres to bear. Some of these platforms include her membership on the Steering Committee of the Open Government Partnership, the Steering Committee for Ghana's Citizens' Movement against Corruption (CMaC), the RTI Coalition Steering Committee, and the Monitoring and Evaluation Committee of the NACAP. Furthermore, she serves as the Convenor of the CSO SDG Sub-Platform 16 making her a member of the CSO SDG National Steering Committee.

She holds a Bachelor's degree in Sociology with a specialization in Social Work. She also obtained a Master's degree in Development Studies and is currently pursuing a PhD in Public Administration from the University of Ghana. Additionally, she possesses expertise in Participatory Videoing (PV) and has received certificates in many areas including Monitoring and evaluation, Advocacy, Governance and Anti-Corruption, Public sector policy, the SDG framework, institutional strengthening and Multi-Stakeholder Processes and Social Learning from the Centre for Development Innovation (CDI) at Wageningen University in the Netherlands, the Danida Fellowship Centre and the United Nations (UN).

Tel: +233 (0) 501 695 950


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