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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

Ms. Adizatu Moro Maiga is a Programmes Officer in the Media, Good Governance and Democracy Programme. 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 organizes 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 Cameroun, 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.


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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