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Biography of Francis APPIAH

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Francis APPIAH
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Born on 04/09/1956 (format : day/month/year)

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Dr Francis Appiah (b. September 4, 1956 ), is the Ghanaian Executive Secretary to the National African Peer Review Mechanism Governing Council (NAPRM- GC)

Francis Appiah was educated at the University of Ghana and subsequently had his PhD in Administration and Organisation Science at the University of Bergen, Norway. He taught at the University of Bergen from 1992 to 1996. In 1996 he joined the School of Administration now University of Ghana Business School, University of Ghana as a Lecturer. He has since then taught Organisation and Administrative Science, Public Management and Organisation Development among others.
In March 2002 he was engaged by UNDP to set up and head the NEPAD Secretariat at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs where he was adviser to the Minister and the President of Ghana on the implementation of NEPAD in Ghana. From May 2002 to March 2004 was Ghana's Representative to the NEPAD Steering Committee.
With the establishment of the Ministry of Regional Cooperation and NEPAD he became the National Technical Adviser on NEPAD. When Ghana acceded to the African Peer Review Mechanism and the National African Peer Review Mechanism- Governing Council was inaugurated, he was appointed Executive Secretary and Chief Consultant.
Dr. Appiah has written extensively on APRM and NEPAD related topics. He has travelled extensively in Europe and Africa to share his experiences on NEPAD and APRM including UN Organisations.

In 2007 he got the German-African Award from the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, as the African who made the most contribution towards the development of the continent.Appiah is seen as a pro-reform pioneer in Africa. His work has given many people throughout Africa new hope and courage. He is the sixteenth recipient of the German Africa prize.

Within the national APRM, Francis Appiah was responsible for reviewing Ghana. He managed to conduct the review in his country independently of political influence. His results gave a realistic picture of the country, which emerged with the help of many critical citizens.

His latest book is Professionalism and Public Administration in Africa 2004, University of Copenhagen Press.


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