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Programme Manager

Vivian Affoah is the Programme Manager for the Freedom of Expression Programme. She is one of MFWA’s long-serving staff and has served in several capacities in the organisation. Ms Affoah is currently in charge of coordinating projects and activities on safety of journalists, anti-impunity and digital rights campaigns.

She also supports the conduct and writing of freedom expression research reports focusing on the state of freedom of expression in West Africa. Ms Affoah also supports the coordination and strengthening of relations between MFWA and its National Partners in the respective countries.

Before joining the MFWA, Ms Affoah worked with The Mail newspaper in Ghana where she covered social issues. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree and Diploma in Communication Studies.

Programme Manager

Muheeb Saeed is a Senior Programme Officer under the Freedom of Expression programme. He is in charge of coordinating the organisation’s freedom of expression monitoring and campaigns.

Muheeb is also responsible for ensuring excellent stakeholder relations between the MFWA and its correspondents, and national partner organisations across West Africa.

He graduated from the Ghana Institute of Journalism in the year 2000. Between 2001 and 2004, he worked at Ashh FM in Kumasi where he presented general and sports news.

Upon graduation from the KNUST in 2006 with a degree in Social Science (French and Law), he had an editorial stint at Skyy Power FM in Takoradi. After a brief adventure into the teaching profession, Muheeb returned to the communication field in 2012 when he was appointed Public Relations Officer of Accra Hearts of Oak Sporting Club. He held this post till August 2015 when he joined the MFWA.

Programme Associate

Edzodzi Kokou Ahiadou is Programme Associate at MFWA. Before joining the organisation in 2015, he worked with a Togo-based NGO, ASMENE and Terre des hommes (Switzerland), where he supported advocacy programmes and projects activities on human and child rights from 2005 to 2014.

He has also previously worked with a Consultancy Firm in Development, Ezo Strategies International in Togo as Assistant Consultant from 2008 to 2011 in charge of tools and methodology of project management.

A graduate in Social Science from the University of Lomé (Togo), he has provided voluntary service in public administration in Togo under PROVONAT.

Edzodzi joined the MFWA initially as a bilingual intern (French and English) under the Freedom of Expression Advocacy Programme. Currently supporting the coordinating of the Democratic Governance in West Africa (DEGOWA) Pilot Project, which falls under the MFWA’s Media, Good Governance and Development Programme.