The Team

Abigail S. LarbiAbigail S. Larbi Odei

Programme Manager

Abigail S. Larbi Odei is the Programme Manager for the Media, Good Governance and Democracy Programme at the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA). She leads the organisation’s media capacity building activities and has led several projects such as Strengthening Media capacity for improved citizens’ participation in local governance and improved women’s rights reporting in Ghana.

She has also led majority of the organisation’s district and community level engagements.

She worked at the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation Radio Newsroom as an Editor, News Anchor, Current Affairs Programme host as well as a host of the Morning Magazine programme ‘Breakfast Show’ on Ghana Television.

Abigail has a Master of Arts degree in Public Relations and Advertising from the School of Communication Studies of the University of Ghana, Legon. She also has a first degree in English and Linguistics from the same university.

Philip Acquaye

Programme Officer

Philip Acquaye is a Programme Officer with the Media and Governance Programme Unit at the MFWA.

Before joining the MFWA, Philip worked as a reporter for People and Places newspaper (P&P) between 2008-2009, subsequently as an editor of the paper between 2010-2012; a Communications Lecturer at Jayee University College in Accra, Ghana between 2012-2016 and an Adjunct Lecturer at Business Management and Financial Institute in 2015-2016.

Philip has an MBA in Marketing from the University of Ghana; a Master of Philosophy Degree in Communications and Media Studies from the University of Education, Winneba; a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre Arts and Philosophy from the University of Ghana and Diploma in Communication studies from Ghana Institute of Journalism.

Adizatu Moro Maiga

Programme Assistant

Adizatu Moro Maiga is a Programmes Assistant under the Media, Good Governance and Democracy Programme of the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA). She assists in the day-to-day implementation of projects under the programme. She is also in charge of the MFWA’s Sustainable Development Goals project.

Under this project, Ms. Maiga develops ideas, concepts and organises programmes on the SDGs for journalists and key stakeholders.

Prior to joining the MFWA, Ms. Maiga worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Ministry of Employment and Social Welfare, Accra Metropolitan Assembly and has volunteered in a number of programmes including the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP).

Ms. Maiga holds a Master’s degree in Regional Integration from the Pan African University of Governance, Humanities and Social Sciences (PAUGHSS) in Cameroon, a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology with Philosophy from the University of Ghana and a host of certificates including a Certificate in Child Labour and Trafficking from the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITC/ILO), Italy.