AuthorAID Ghana Hub


The AuthorAID Ghana Hub is a research initiative supported by the International Network for Advancing Science and Policy (INASP) and AuthorAID for researchers in Ghana with implementation partners such as Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital and the Dataking Research Lab of Dataking Consulting. Despite the strong demographic stance of African countries, the continent contributes less than 1% to the global research output and budgetary contributions to research and development are only about 0.42% to the continent’s gross domestic product, which is below the global average of 1.7%. The Hub aims to create a knowledge-sharing environment driven by peer-to-peer learning for both health and social science researchers to enhance their research acumen.

The AuthorAID Ghana Hub was officially launched on December 19, 2022 at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital Kumasi, Ghana.  This is supported by the International Network for Advancing Science and Policy (INASP) and AuthorAID (see press release and also see the strategic information on AuthorAID Website).

Vision statement

To create a contemporary maturing environment for grooming the next generation of researchers in Ghana

Mission statement

To create an ecosystem for an excellent trainer-trainee, mentor-mentee collaboration in research writing, publication and policy impact while having access to state-of-the-art research and scientific writing tools and techniques.


Transparency, collaboration, equity, independence, sustainability

Criteria for Mentors

  • Should have at least 5 publications in a High Impact Journal
  • Should have won at least 5 research grants
  • Should have at least 10 years of active research work

Criteria for Mentee

  • Should be ready to learn
  • Should have little or no research background

Strategic Objectives

  1. To provide research and policy analysis training and resources for members in Ghana to enhance their analytical firepower
  2. To conduct periodic training sessions and mentorship activities to support emerging research on all the various facets of the research process
  3. To provide information on various research resources and tech tools that can aid Ghanaian researchers to conduct rigorous analysis
  4. To support the provision of feedback to the research outputs of members, pre- and post-publication and supporting in ways to enhance the policy impact
  5. To provide an atmosphere of collaboration for researchers between and among those interested in health and social sciences
  6. To liaise and partner with universities, tertiary institutions and research organisations to provide technical support on research training
  7. To organize relevant research and policy training events at the national and sub-national levels that will enhance capacity on research and foster collaboration for producing research outputs
Group Picture of the AuthorAID Ghana Hub at the Launch in Kumasi
Group Picture of the AuthorAID Ghana Hub at the Launch in Kumasi



Executive Team

National Coordinator – Pearl Adu-Nyako

Deputy National Coordinator – King Carl Tornam Duho

Programmes Coordinator – Evans Ansu-Yeboah

Deputy Programme Coordinator – Stephen Asare Abankwah

Monitoring & Evaluation – John Selorm Atigodey & Caleb Owusu Ansah

Financial Secretary – Divine Mensah Duho & Irene Agyemang

Secretary – Rhoda Ladjer Akuaku

Executive Member Biographies

National Coordinator – Pearl Adu-Nyako

Dr Pearl Adu-Nyako is a Psychiatrist at the Department of Psychiatry Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) and a lecturer at the Department of Behavioral Science, School of Medicine and Dentistry Kwame Nkrumah University of Science And Technology,(KNUST). She is a member of the Psychiatric Association of Ghana (former Deputy secretary). She is a member of the Mental health Authority Visiting Committee and a member of the Ghana College of Physicians and surgeons. She is also a corresponding member of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology. A Private consultant on Child and Adolescent mental health including Holistic inclusive Education. Desirous about bridging the generational gap in precision medical practice through effective mentorship.

Deputy National Coordinator – King Carl Tornam Duho

King Carl Tornam Duho, ACMA CGMA CA has over 10+ years of experience in research and policy, an award-winning reviewer and is currently a Youth Fellow with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). He is an Economist and Technical Advisor for Dataking Consulting and is an Honorary Fellow of the VIT Centre for TVET Policy and Education. King drafted the health sector strategy for Ghana as part of the Compact for Ghana initiative. He has led research initiatives at the international and local levels and has been invited to speak at both IMF and World Bank Group events, as well as, over 30 international academic conferences. King has published more than 40 articles including more than 15 in peer-reviewed journals. He holds a Master of Philosophy degree in accounting (and finance). He is currently an independent research contractor learning from some researchers at the University of Chicago Booth.

Programmes Coordinator – Evans Ansu-Yeboah

Dr Evans Ansu-Yeboah is a Public Health Physician Specialist and currently the Deputy Director in charge of Research & Development at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH). He is also an upcoming fellow of the New York University-University of Ghana Reserch Integrity Fellowship Program. He has experience in field epidemiology, disease surveillance, health policy among others. He peer-reviews for reputable journals including the Bulletin of WHO, PLOS ONE, BMC Public Health etc. He is a member of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital Institutional Review Board (KATH-IRB). He has a broad research interest but is passionate about health literacy, research integrity and epidemiological research.

Deputy Programme Coordinator – Stephen Asare Abankwah

Stephen Asare Abankwah is a sector agnostic professional interested in transdisciplinary research. He has extensive experience in economics, finance, extractives and climate change research within academia and business and broader policy areas. He is the economic and finance lead at Dataking Research Lab. Stephen is a Digital Euro Association Fellow and a certified Climate Change Negotiator. He has presented research papers at international conferences in Europe and Africa. He is an economic expert with the VIT Centre for TVET Policy and Education. Stephen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Statistics and a Master of Philosophy degree in Economics.

Monitoring & Evaluation Leads – John Selorm Atigodey & Caleb Owusu Ansah

John Selorm Atigodey

John Selorm Atigodey is an educationist with an interest in research teaching and mentorship. He is currently the Managing Director for Dataking Consulting and a Fellow of the Digital Euro Association. He has led various training and capacity-building sessions, as well as the development of strategic documents to aid training sessions. John is a management scientist with special project management and monitoring and evaluation skills. He is also a technology enthusiast and interested in research on sustainable development goals (SDGs). John also supervised field research for the Ghana National Household Registry and the Ghana Statistical Service, among others.

Caleb Owusu Ansah


Financial Secretaries – Divine Mensah Duho & Irene Agyemang

Divine Mensah Duho

Divine Mensah Duho is the Finance Manager of the Mentorship support team of Dataking Consulting. He has worked as a finance and economic analyst on banking and extractive sector research in Ghana and Africa respectively. He was a data analyst for a Plan International consultancy project. His interests are in transdisciplinary research in accounting, finance, and economics. He aims to explore the role of technology in the financial market and runs a media project, DeLite TV during his spare time. His article has appeared in the Journal of Economic and Administrative Sciences. His current research explores the biodiversity reporting among mining firms in Africa which is currently being considered for publication. He has completed a BSc in Administration (accounting), is a student member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and currently training as a public accountant with one of the Big 4 global accounting firms.

Irene Agyemang


Secretary – Rhoda Ladjer Akuaku

Rhoda Ladjer Akuaku is currently a Fellow of the Aspire Institute, a programme founded at Harvard University. She is an education policy enthusiast and the program manager at the Dataking Research Lab of Dataking Consulting. Her interest is in the impact of education on critical international development issues like climate change, gender and social protection, sustainable development and youth development among others. She co-authored a policy paper titled, “Synergy or Silo? Climate Literacy and Financial Literacy in the Global South”. Rhoda has worked with educational institutions as an English Teacher and also provides editorial support for businesses. She is an SDG & Climate Education Advocate with the VIT Centre for TVET Policy and Education.

Facilitators/Mentors from Dataking Research Lab (excluding guest facilitators)

  1. Dr Regina Mensah Onumah
  2. Professor Kingsley Senyo Agomor
  3. Dr Ophelia Amo
  4. Dr Joseph Ato Forson
  5. Dr Nicholas Asare
  6. Dr Zechariah Langnel
  7. Dr Michael Effah Asamoah
  8. Dr Chalotte Abra Esime Ofori
  9. Caleb Jereme Dohou
  10. Grace Kathure Mugo
  11. Mudasiru Mahama
  12. Erzuah Nvida
  13. Dr Roselyn Salomey Amamoo, M.D.
  14. Dr Rosemond Sussana Amamoo, M.D.
  15. Dr. Shafic Suleman
  16. Dr Frank Boateng

Mentors/ Facilitators/Trainees (KATH- Sub Hub)


Names of Mentors




Prof J. B. Asare

Dr. Ruth Owusu Antwi

Dr R, Betty Owusu Gyetuah


Prof. Daniel Ansong

Dr. Evans Ansu Yeboah

Mary Theodora Kudah


Prof. Samuel Newton

Dr. Caleb Out-Ansah

Esther Yeboah


Prof. J. Opoku Buabeng

Dr. Pearl Adu-Nyako

Dr Pamela Osei


Prof. H. S. Opare-Addo

Dr. Eliezer Bernard Owusu Ntim

Dr Eugene Oppong


Prof. Rexford Ohene Nyako

Dr. Ruth Charlotte Sackey

Babara Gariba


Dr. Daniel Fordjour

Dr. John Paul Omuojine

James Owusu


Prof. Alexander T. Odoi

Irene Agyeman

Dr Adjoa Peprah Amo Mensah


Rev. Father Prof. John Appiah Poku

Dr. Glida Poku

Dr. Bernard Ogundipe


Dr. Micheal Amoah

Dr. Dela Fiagbe

Denis Twum-Barima


Dr. Augustina Angelina Sylverken


Dr. Evangeline Bediako


Dr. Paa Kwasi Baidoo


Dr. Reginald K. Brown


Dr. Mohammed Duah


Dr. Naa Ayorko Larye


Dr. Rudolph K. Adageba




Dr. Francis Damalie


Dr. Francis Oppong


Dr. Thomas O. Konney


Dr. Andaratu Wuni


Dr. John Jude Annan


Dr. Mizero Hope Florence


Dr. R. E. Larsen-Reindorf


Rev Ekow W. Jackson


Dr. Addai Mensah


George Ofori


Dr. Naana Ayiwa Wireko Brobby


Mildred Tuokyere Saanee


Dr. Yaw Amoako


Arthur Emmanuel


Dr. John Amuasi


Esther Juanta Yeboah


Dr. Gordon Donnir


Norah Nkornu


Dr. Kwabena Kusi-Mensah



Dr. Dela Fiagbe



Dr. Samuel Blay-Nguah



Dr. Samuel Ohene



Dr. Ayisi Boateng



Dr. Alex Osei Akoto



Dr. Adu Boakye


Secretariate Contact:

AuthorAID Ghana Hub




Accra Office

c/o Dataking Consulting

P.O. Box A457, La,

Accra, Ghana.

+233246730731/ +233543133307 (WhatsApp)

Kumasi Office

c/o Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital

P.O.Box 1934 Adum-Kumasi