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STAR Ghana Foundation appoints Prof. Takyiwaa Manuh as a safeguarding trustee

STAR-Ghana Foundation has appointed Professor Takyiwaa Manuh as the organisation’s safeguarding trustee in accordance with the update of the safeguarding policy. Her appointment is as a result of the Foundation’s commitment to ensuring a safe working environment for staff, partners and clients.

Rationale for the Safeguarding policy

The STAR Ghana Foundation’s Safeguarding Policy is implemented as a measure to prevent and respond to instances of abuse and harm that might be occurring as a result of the Foundation’s work. It provides common rules, regulations and principles, and a strategy as a guiding document to staff and partners.  The policy has been developed in line with international best practices, including the Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS) and the International Agency Standing Committee core principles on sexual, abuse exploitation and harassment. The policy also adheres to national policies and laws, including the Children’s Act and Disability Act, Domestic Violence Act.

Who can report?

This Safeguarding Policy is intended to inform all Foundation activities, and the actions and behaviour of all associated with the Foundation – including staff, partners, representatives, beneficiaries, third parties and the communities the Foundation engages.

How to Report? Contact details.

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Professor Takyiwaa Manuh, safeguarding trustee of the STAR-Ghana Foundation is an academic with a long-standing relationship with international development and civil society. She is an Emerita Professor of the University of Ghana and was previously Director, Social Development Policy Division, of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from February 2014 to May 2017. Before joining the ECA, she had been Professor of African Studies at the University of Ghana, where she also served as Director of the Institute of African Studies from 2002-2009. She has received several awards and recognitions including the University of Ghana’s Meritorious Service Award in 2007; Ghana’s Order of the Volta (Officer Class) for services to education in 2008; and an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Sussex in 2015. She is a Fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences and is also currently a member of the GAAS Council. In addition, she has served as a member of several international, continental, and national organizations and bodies including the Board of the Institute for Development Studies (IDS), the UK; the Board of the Society for International Development (SID; the Scientific Committee of the Association of African Universities (AAU), the Chair of the Scientific Committee of CODESRIA, Dakar; , the Governing Board of UNESCO’s International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP), the Board of the African Gender Institute Board, the Steering Committee of the South-South Exchange Program on the History of Development (SEPHIS), the Steering Committee of NETRIGHT, Chair of ABANTU for Development’s Board, and member of the board of the Media Foundation for West Africa. Professor Takyiwaa Manuh published widely in the areas of African development; gender, women’s rights, and empowerment; higher education; and contemporary African migrations.

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