Alain Tschudin Executive Director, SADC
Alain is a registered psychologist with Ph.D.s in Psychology and in Ethics. He was a Swiss Academy Post-doctoral Fellow at Cambridge and oversaw the Conflict Transformation & Peace Studies Programme at UKZN for several years. He has broad research and community engagement interests and has worked for various universities in Africa and Europe, with the European Commission, with local and international NGOs, as CEO of a leadership development agency, and as lead consultant for Save the Children and UNICEF, most recently as Child Protection Assessment Coordinator for Northern Syria. Alain has an adjunct association with the International Centre of Non-violence (ICON) and the Peacebuilding Programme at the Durban University of Technology.
Oladiran (Ola) Bello Executive Director, Nigeria
Ola obtained both his MPhil and PhD degrees in International Relations from the University of Cambridge and also holds a First Class BSc degree from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. He has worked for organisations including the United Nations (New York) and Management Systems International (Washington DC), Merchant International Group (London) and Arthur Andersen (later KPMG). Dr Ola Bello has more than 10 years of experience in research and policy advisory, including on governance and extractive sector reform; sustainable development; and international development cooperation (including in EU-Africa relations). He spent three years with FRIDE (Spain) managing a donor-funded programme on the EU’s role in managing fragility and resource governance in select African countries. In 2012-2015, he was Head, Governance of Africa’s Resource Programme (GARP) at the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) and also functioned as head of SAIIA’s Cape Town office. Ola oversaw research, advisory and consultancy work covering extractive governance, resource beneficiation, sustainable local procurement/community engagement, climate change and the environment in more than 15 African countries during his stint at SAIIA.
Tina Serwaa Asante-Apeatu Executive Director, West Africa
Tina Serwaa Asante-Apeatu is GGA-Accra Centre’s Executive Director. Tina is an accomplished Programme Manager and Facilitator, with a well-built reputation in NGO programme coordination – managing for result/impact. She trained and has a long-standing professional experience in the field of international development, building an extensive career in project design, planning, management, monitoring and evaluation after originally training in office management. Consequently, Tina has attained immense experience in the areas of Political Education, Rule of Law and Citizen Participation; working in multicultural and multilingual contexts in Africa and Europe.
Tina holds Executive Masters in Business Administration from the University of Ghana Business School, Legon and Bachelor of Art (Psychology/Political Science) from the University of Ghana, Legon.
Lloyd Coutts Head of Publications
Lloyd trained in journalism at the SAAN School in Port Elizabeth and holds a Bachelor of Journalism and Media Studies (Hons) degree from the University of the Witwatersrand. He has worked as a reporter, sub-editor, news editor, assistant editor and acting editor for such publications as Business Day, The Star, Business Report and Sunday World. He has experience in wire services, notably the German Press Agency (dpa), and radio (Network Radio News and Classic FM). He has worked in television news at eNCA. Lloyd also has digital media training and experience, and worked at www.enca.com as the Africa Editor.
Lauren Stevens Head of Development
Lauren is responsible for operations and development, including research and programmes, in GGA’s SADC region. She completed her SAICA (South African Institute of Chartered Accounts) articles at Deloitte in Johannesburg and previously worked in the Infrastructure Services and Real Estate division at Deloitte in London. She is passionate about social impact entrepreneurship and is focussed on using her expertise to stimulate growth alongside sustainability. Lauren has a Business Science Honours degree in Management Studies from the University of Cape Town, with Finance and Accounting specialisation.
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