Dr. Raymond Akongburo Atuguba

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Dr. Raymond akongburo atuguba is an accomplished lawyer with a strong grasp on issues of policy, law, governance and development. Dr. Atuguba has over 20 years of experience in the fields of constitutional governance and the consolidation of democratic gains; law and policy advocacy; public policy reform (healthcare reform, natural resource governance, justice sector reform, police (security sector) reform); legislative drafting; human rights-based approaches to development; and community organising and mobilisation.

For over two years, from 2013 to 2015, he was the Executive Secretary to the President of the Republic of Ghana, working closely with top government officials to process policy options for the attention and action of the Executive President. He has also served as the Executive Secretary and Principal Researcher to the Constitution Review Commission (CRC), a Presidential Commission set up by a different President to review the operation of the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana using broad-based participatory research and mobilisation techniques and ICTs. Between 2008 and 2010, Dr. Atuguba was a member of the United Nations High Level Task Force on the Implementation of the Right to Development.

Dr. Atuguba is currently Associate Professor at the School of Law, University of Ghana, where he has taught since 2002. He is also an astute constitutional law expert, and has argued many times before the Supreme Court of Ghana and Court of Appeal of Ghana leading to ground breaking and precedent setting judgments.