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The Ghana Center for Democratic Development

Summer 2013 Fellow: Aditya Todi

Faculty Mentor: Larry Diamond, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution

Office Description:

The Center for Democratic Development is an independent, nonpartisan and nonprofit organization based in Accra, Ghana. It is dedicated to the promotion of society and government based on the rule of law, appropriate checks on the power of the state, and integrity in public administration. Its objectives include undertaking research and publication on issues relating to democracy and economic liberalization; monitoring the progress of democratic consolidation in Ghana and Africa; and promoting access to information and data relating to matters of public interest.

Office Website: www.cddghana.org

Projects Fellows Have Worked in the Past:

  • Fellow contributed to various reports and work that aided UN and USAID projects
  • Developed and wrote an AU briefing which was used in the AU summit in Ghana
  • Wrote various newsletters and publications on transitional democracy
  • Helped with logistics for the CDD/State Department Democracy Conference in October 2007.

Personal Qualities:

  • Willingness to work hard and be resourceful in a more unstructured environment
  • Very high self-motivation and independence
  • Punctual, hard-working team player

Skills, Experience, and Coursework:

  • Strong editorial and analytical skills
  • Experience with data analysis
  • Writing skills for work on various journalistic and research assignments
  • Coursework in or knowledge of African politics
  • A project with a faculty member that will apply to the summer experience is a plus

Languages:

All work done in English