Adjunct Researchers

CAS presents her collection of supporting Adjunct Researchers (ARs) involving a transcontinental network of academics, researchers, policy specialists and activists interested in Africa-Asia relations in all its dense and varied ramifications. The role which is a voluntary one involves collaborating with CAS on research and other projects; writing commissioned Working Papers and Policy Briefs and generally supporting CAS's work in ways that are mutually beneficial to the Centre and our ARs.


Dr. Seidu Alidu is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of Ghana, Department of Political Science.  He is also an adjunct lecturer at the Centre for SocialPolicy Studies (CSPS) and the Legon Centre for International Affairs and Diplomacy (LECIAD) at the University of Ghana; a Donahue Institute Scholar on United States political thought at the University of Massachusetts in the United States. He has worked closely with and for numerous policy think tanks including the Partnership for African Social Governance and Research based in Nairobi Kenya; Centre for International Development Issues, Nijmegen based in Netherlands; the Institute for Democratic Governance; the Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung; The United Nations Development Programme; the Institute for Development Studies at the University of Sussex; the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College, and the German-African Governance Partnership Organization. He is a visiting lecturer at the School of Public Policy and Administration at Mzumbe University in Tanzania and the School of Public Policy and Governance at Maseno University in Kenya. He has published widely, and presented conference papers on different specialization areas including conflict resolution, democratization and governance, transitional justice, civil society and social policy, as well as human rights.




Dr. Seyram Avle, studies digital technology cultures and innovation in the global south. Her key areas of interest are tech entrepreneurship, digital production, design, and policymaking. Her most recent project is a transnational one which examines innovation and tech entrepreneurship cultures between China, Silicon Valley, and Ghana. Her peer reviewed publications can be found in Proceedings of SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Information Technologies & International DevelopmentJournal of Information Policy, among others, in addition to chapters in a number of edited volumes. Currently she is a research fellow at the University of Michigan. Her next appointment is as assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. 




Mr. Nene-Lomotey Kuditcher is a lecturer in political science at the School of Social Sciences, College of Humanites of the University of Ghana. He also holds a BA and an MPhil Political Science from the same University where he just defended his doctoral thesis. His research focuses on the politics and political economy of elite systems and natural resource governance particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. Methodologically, Nene-Lomotey Kuditchar is specialized in the application of meta-power tools of analysis, critical realism and historical institutionalism. He is influenced in his thinking by scholars such as Claude Ake, Roy Bhaskar, Giovanni Sartori and Arend Lijphart.




Lecturer, Agricultural Extension Department, School of Agriculture, College of Basic and Applied Sciences, University of Ghana, Legon

Dr. (Mrs.) Jemima Abena Yakah Amoah is a lecturer in the Agricultural Extension Department at the College of Basic and Applied Sciences, University of Ghana, Legon. She holds a B.A. in Economics from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia; an MBA with a concentration in Finance from Clark Atlanta University; and an M.Sc. in Agricultural Education from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. Dr. Yakah Amoah obtained a PhD in Agricultural Extension at the University of Ghana on a Danida Building Stronger Universities (BSU) scholarship in partnership with the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Her teaching and research areas include: Development Communication; Extension Programme Development and Implementation; Use of ICT in Agricultural Development; Climate Change and Smallholder Adaptation; Sustainable Agricultural Value Chain Development and Innovation Studies.

She is a member of the Association of International Agricultural and Extension Education (AIAEE) and the Ghana Science Association (GSA). Prior to working in academia, Jemima also gained several years of experience working with multinational corporations such as United Parcel Service, Cummins Power Generation, The Home Depot, and CitiBank, all in the United States.


Dr. Kwesi D. L. S. PRAH is currently based at East China Normal University, Shanghai. He has lived and studied in over 9 countries worldwide, and his research interests revolve around critical approaches to the science of history, African and Asian contemporary history.








Zahra Baitie is a Ghanaian, Lebanese and British Sino-Africa scholar and consultant. Educated in Ghana, South Africa, the United States and China, she considers herself a globally minded citizen with a pan-African spirit. 


Passionate about the development of emerging countries, she pursued a Bachelor’s degree in Global Affairs at Yale University where she concentrated in international development and African and East Asian Studies. Her professional experience includes work with Econet Wireless where she worked on product development targeted to improve the lives of low-income communities, and at Dalberg Global Development Advisors where as a Consultant she worked on agricultural transformation, youth employment, investment facilitation and public policy strategies for emerging countries. 


Determined to catalyze transformational growth on the African continent and fluent in Mandarin, she hopes to positively shape Sino-Africa affairs. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Global Affairs in the Schwarzman Scholars Program at Qinghua University. As a Schwarzman Scholar, she focuses on Public Policy and African agency in Sino-Africa relations.


The Centre for Asian Studies was established following a decision by the Council of the University of Ghana in October, 2015 and begun formal operations on August 1, 2016.



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