Agnes Akosua Aidoo
Nationality Ghana
Committee Committee on the Rights of the Child
Date First Elected 02/21/2007
Date Term Expires 02/28/2011
Position on Committee Committee member
Professional Background Policy advocacy on children’s and women’s rights
Consultancy and advisory services to government, UNICEF, United Nations System in Ghana and NGOs on child rights, gender and development, poverty and vulnerability issues
Research and policy analysis on early childhood development, and poverty, vulnerability and exclusion of children, youth and women in poverty reduction strategies in Africa
Fund raising and voluntary services for school children’s needs in education, health and sanitation through National Partnership for Children’s Trust, Ghana
Policy guidance and professional support to the Institute of African Studies and Africa Network of International Women’s Empowerment Research Consortium
Educational BackgroundPh.D. (History and Social Anthropology), University of California at Los Angeles, 1975
Research Fellowship, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 1968-1969
M.A. (History and International Relations), University of Toronto, Canada, 1966
B.A. (History, English, Political Science), University of Manitoba, Canada, 1963
West African School Certificate Grade 1 and Advanced Level, Holy Child School, Ghana, 1957
and 1959
Current occupation Consultant Adviser and Researcher (on Child Rights, Child Development and Protection; Gender and Development; Social Policy; Poverty, Vulnerability and Exclusion)
Member, Board of Trustees, National Partnership for Children’s Trust, Ghana
Member, Advisory Board, Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana
Member, Africa Advisory Board, Int. Women’s Empowerment Research Consortium
LanguageEnglish, French (Franšais)
Working LanguageEnglish