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Programme Manager

Abigail Larbi-Odei is the Programme Manager for the Media and Good Governance 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.

Programme Officer

Ouedraogo Inoussa is a Programme Officer based at the office of our national partner organisation in Burkina Faso, the Centre National de Presse Norbert Zongo (CNPZ).

As a Programme Officer, Inoussa specifically coordinates the implementation of our Media and Good Governance project in Burkina-Faso, which seeks to improve the media’s capacity to report effectively on governance, accountability and anti-corruption issues. He also monitors and reports on freedom of expression issues in the country.

Inoussa is a journalist by profession who has worked with several media organisations including L’Eveil Education, Fasozine Magazine, Fasozine.com and Bendré weekly newspaper. He is also a media consultant and has consulted for several Non-Governmental Organisations and associations based in Burkina Faso.

Inoussa holds a Master of Arts degree in Communication and Journalism and a Certicificate in NGO management from the University of Ouagadougou. He also has a first degree in Information and Communication from the same University.

Programme Officer

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.

Programme Assistant

Rachad Bani Samari is a Programme Assistant under the Media and Good Governance Programme.  Prior to joining the MFWA, Rachad was part of the Next Generation Internship Programme (NGIP) at the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) under the Capacity Development Unit.

At WACSI, Rachad worked on a number of capacity strengthening projects including one on leveraging technology for development. Rachad, who is from Benin, holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Ghana Institute of Languages where he graduated as the overall best student in interpretation and Arabic. Rachad is a fellow of the 2018 edition of the World Youth Forum (WYF).  He speaks French, English and Arabic.

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