Gender, equality and social inclusion (GESI)

Executive Director


Ibrahim-Tanko Amidu

Ibrahim-Tanko Amidu is the organization’s principal technical advisor, ensuring that STAR-Ghana is utilizing, developing and applying best practices and providing inspired thought leadership within the organization. Ibrahim-Tanko has been involved in development management, civil society strengthening and social development for over 20 years.

He has extensive experiences that span from facilitating strategic planning processes, design and implementation of monitoring, evaluation and learning systems, institutional strengthening of state and non-state actors at all levels of governance and programme management. He has led in the development and implementation of social development and voice and accountability programmes and projects at all levels of governance, ranging from small integrated rural development projects to the multi-donor pooled national governance fund, STAR-Ghana. Ibrahim-Tanko is a seasoned development professional and has worked extensively with the Government of Ghana, local and international Civil Society Organizations and Bilateral Aid Agencies in Ghana. He was the Team Leader of the first phase of the STAR-Ghana programme, a multi-donor pooled fund.

He was at various times the Ghana Country Director of VSO Ghana, the Northern Ghana Programmes Coordinator of CARE International in Ghana and Project Manager for a number of CIDA and DANIDA funded projects. In recognition of his work and achievements, Ibrahim-Tanko was awarded the ‘Global Partnerships for Social Accountability (GPSA) Award for Leadership in Social Accountability, Africa Region’ by the World Bank Group in May 2015.

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