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Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity
Mohammed-Anwar Sadat Adam AFSEE

Mohammed-Anwar Sadat Adam

Programmes and Policy Influencing Lead, Oxfam in Ghana

Mohammed-Anwar is a development professional with 18 years of experience in strategy, policy research, analysis, and advocacy leadership on social and economic justice issues in Ghana and beyond. His work includes working with civil society in designing national, regional, and global influencing strategies, coalition, and network-building to influence governments, international institutions, private sector, and other institutions.

He currently leads Programmes and Policy Influencing team at Oxfam in Ghana where he has been actively engaged with key organizational processes, such as the development of multi-country and Global Programmes and Campaigns (Global Climate Change Program, Even it Up and GROW campaigns), Oxfam in Ghana’s Country Strategy and Operational Model, Oxfam’s Global Strategic Framework 2020-2030 and most recently Oxfam’s Global Goods’ Collective Prioritization and Horizon Planning.

As part of his professional ambition to bridge theory and practice gap in international development, Mohammed-Anwar teaches Strategic Project Management on International Development Policies and Practices part-time at the Graduate Institute of Geneva. He has contributed to publications including case studies based on programme experience in Ghana and has co-authored publications on civil society sustainability in Ghana and contributed to the Oxfam in Ghana Inequality Report.

He previously led Oxfam in Ghana’s Economic Justice Program (2009-2017) and acted as Interim Country Director for Oxfam in Ghana on 4 different occasions. Prior to joining Oxfam in 2009, he worked at Ghana’s Institute for Policy Alternatives specializing in social and public policy research and advocacy, and development management.

He holds an Executive Master’s in Development Policies and Practice from the Graduate Institute, Geneva (2018), MA in Development Studies from the University of Ghana (2005), BA in Integrated Development Studies from the University for Development Studies, Ghana (2002), and a Certificate in international development, from Trent University, Canada (2004).

I see hope in how we managed multiple perspectives and partnership arrangements in the process of crafting and launching the Ghana Inequality Report. It was a period of intense deliberations, roundtable discussions, analysing data sets and reports, and sharing and presenting respective experiences from Ghana and different parts of the world. The result is a ground-breaking publication, a culmination of collaborative efforts and shared wisdom across borders and organisation which is now a reference document for many development actors, including bilateral and multilateral donors and development academics in Ghana.

Mohammed-Anwar Sadat Adam


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