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Francisca Korantemaa Darfour

I have a First Class Honours BA in Political Science with Information Studies from the University of Ghana, and an MSc. International Development from the University of Birmingham, UK, where I was the Mo Ibrahim Scholar for Academic Year

2012-2014. Working at the Mo Ibrahim Foundation (MIF), I collected and analysed repeated sets of datasets and re-calculated the Ibrahim Index on African Governance (IIAG). I provided administrative and logistical support to the Research and Outreach/Communication Departments when MIF launched the 2013 IIAG in London and hosted the Ibrahim Forum on African Conversations in Addis Ababa. As a research assistant to Dr Heather Marquette (of IDD, University of Birmingham) for Developmental Leadership Program (DLP) Project on “Higher Education and Developmental Elites: Ghana Case Study”; I spent a number of days at the British Newspaper Archive, and searched through other thesis, articles, and books to find evidence to support/reject the claim that former president of Ghana, H.E. J.J. Rawlings hanged around the University of Ghana campus discussing political issues with student study groups after his first political coup d’état and whether he subsequently included some of these students in his PNDC government. I worked for the International Development Department (IDD) hosted Governance, Social Development, Humanitarian and Conflict Resource Centre (GSDRC), as a research assistant.