Professor E. Gyimah-Boadi has been announced as the new President of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Integrated Transitions (IFIT).
“It is an honour to assume this position and I do so in a spirit of humility and deep admiration for the important global work of IFIT in supporting inclusive negotiations and transitions,” Professor Gyimah-Boadi is quoted as saying following the appointment.
Professor Gyimah-Boadi’s appointment comes in the wake of the untimely death of IFIT’s former Board President, David Gardner, who served with distinction for many years.
Board Vice President Leslie Vinjamuri and Board Secretary Jon Greenwald said, “Professor Gyimah-Boadi’s appointment is tremendous news. We very much look forward to working with him as he steers IFIT along its remarkable course.”
Professor Gyimah-Boadi is co-founder and Board chair of Afrobarometer, a global reference for high-quality data and analysis on African democracy, governance, economy, and society; co-founder and former executive director of the Ghana Center for Democratic Development; member of the editorial board of the Journal of Democracy;and author and publisher of over a dozen books and monographs.
A former professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Ghana, Legon, with previous faculty positions at various universities in the United States, he is the recipient of a myriad of international awards including the 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Award for Peace and Social Justice and the African Studies Association’s 2018 Distinguished Africanist Award. He was recently named as one of the “100 Most Influential Africans″ by New African Magazine.