About US

The Foundation
Unless you transform the lives of ordinary people, you cannot hope to transform Africa

Founded in 2010 by H.E John Agyekum Kufuor, President of the Republic of Ghana (2001-2009), the John A. Kufuor Foundation (JAKF) is registered under Ghana’s Companies Codes, 1963 (Act 179) and recognized as a Non-Governmental Organization with registration No. DSW/6163 and address for these purposes at 9 Sixth Circular Road, P.O. Box CT-5171, Cantonments, Accra, Ghana. The Foundation is an independent and nonprofit institution dedicated to the promotion and sustainability of Ghana and Africa’s development. It is inspired by the founder’s passion for practical and sustainable development and aims at advancing effective leadership, good governance and socioeconomic development. In furtherance of its objectives, JAKF seeks collaboration and strategic partnerships with public and private institutions, civil society organizations, as well as international development partners in program initiation and implementation

  • OUR SKILLS
  • OUR TEAM
  • OUR PROJECTS
  • OUR SCHOLARS

Our focus

Leadership

The Kufuor Scholars’ Program provides a specialized three-year transformational leadership preparation for the Ghanaian/African youth.

Governance

The Foundation advocates good democratic governance and has instituted the Annual Governance Lecture to inform the public on critical issues of governance in Africa’s development.

DEVELOPMENT

Through partnerships, the Foundation has introduced activities to enhance the socio-economic wellbeing of rural communities.

Our Team

Prof. Baffour Agyemang-Duah
Prof. Baffour Agyemang-Duah
Chief Executive Officer
Baffour Agyeman-Duah is former United Nations Senior Advisor and co-founder and Associate Executive Director of the Ghana Center for Democratic Development, a public policy think tank. He studied at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, Ohio University and University of Denver, USA.A former university professor, he has published a number of academic articles and four books.
Victor Kofi Kufuor
Victor Kofi Kufuor
Director of Finance and Administration
Victor Kofi Kufuor was until recently Country Manager of Africa Xpress Ghana Ltd. He previously worked for Price Water Coopers. He studied accounting at Rutgers University and earned his MBA from Harvard BusinessSchool.
Nana Ama Oppong-Duah
Nana Ama Oppong-Duah
Policy Advisor
Mrs. Nana Ama Oppong-Duah was a Project Support Consultant with the Millennium Development Authority during the implementation of the Ghana Compact, and a Program Coordinator for the German Development Cooperation. She has also consulted for USAID, World Vision, AGRA, Millennium Challenge Corporation, GIZ, and the Ministry of Food and Agriculture. She holds an MSc degree from Georg August Universitat, Goettingen, Germany.
Gideon Hosu-Pobley
Gideon Hosu-Pobley
Programs Advisor/ M&E Specialist
Gideon Hosu-Porbley is a development researcher and Project Planning & Management Practitioner. A former lecturer in social research methods at Ashesi University, he has been a consultant for a number of developmentpartners in Ghana and was part of the STAR-Ghana Program Phase I He holds a masters’ degree from the University of Ghana.
Georgina Hackman
Georgina Hackman
Executive Assistant
Mrs. Georgina Hackman joined JAK Foundation in October 2015 as the Executive Assistant to the CEO after several years with the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations having served in field offices in Kosovo, Lebanon, Democratic Republic of Congo and Liberia. Prior to that she spent a number of years at the Ghana Ministry of Foreign Affairs during which time she worked with various Ambassadors in the Ministry as well as Ambassadors in Ghana’s diplomatic missions in Canada, Czech Republic and the Ghana Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York. She holds a diploma in Public Relations from the Ghana Institute of Journalism and is an associate member of the Institute of Public Relations Ghana.
Adamu Caesar Ayuekambay
Adamu Caesar Ayuekambay
I.T Consultant
Caesar Ayuekambay Adamu holds a BSc. degree in Computer Science and an Honors diploma in Network Engineering and Systems Administration; He previously worked with Volta River Authority /Northern Electricity Department Company (VRA/NEDco), National Institute of Information Technology (NIIT), African Institute of Management Science, Ghana (AIMS Ghana), Currently a Network Operations Center Engineer at Csquared
Jeffrey Agyemang-Duah
Jeffrey Agyemang-Duah
Programs Assistant
effrey Agyemang Duah holds a Bsc. degree in Agriculture Technology ( Agronomy option) from the University for Development Studies in Ghana. He was until recently a field assistant in Buruli Ulcer Disease surveillance in the Ga – West Municipality of the Greater Accra Region of Ghana and has interned with Integrated Tamale Fruit Company (ITFC).
Louis Glad Okai
Louis Glad Okai
Programs /Accounts Assistant
Louis Glad Okai is a Program and Accounts Assistant. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and statistics from the University of Ghana, Legon. He has previously interned with the Databank Group and the National Health Insurance Authority. He is currently pursuing a professional certificate in Accounting.

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