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Benjamin Ofosu-Koranteng
Senior Policy Advisor , UNDP
Pretoria, South Africa
Development Planner with 20 years’ experience in policy and strategy development; HIV and AIDS strategic planning, multi sectoral responses, health financing, climate change and health, environmental and social impact assessments, social impact measurements, SDGs, partnerships development working with governments, UN agencies, Finance Institutions and continental and regional bodies in Africa
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Area of Expertise:
  • Social, Education, Gender, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:
Over 20 years’ experience working with private and public sector on multisectoral government support in the areas of, decentralized development planning and programming, AIDS Mainstreaming, Considerable experience working with Environment, Finance, Local Government, Women and Youth, Environment, Justice sectors; with other UN agencies (WHO, UNFPA, UNICEF, WFP, UNAIDS, IOM, ILO), Development Finance Institutions (African Development Bank, Development Bank of Southern Africa, World Bank) Continental and regional bodies (AUC, SADC, EAC, IGAD), Southern African Institute for Environmental Assessments, RBM among others. Currently employed by UNDP; working with multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary teams on strengthening integration of health, gender, human rights issues in strategic environmental assessments in Africa with 18 countries. Also supported UNDPS work in Pacific Islands and Central America.

- Senior Policy Advisor: Development Planning and Health, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Service Centre for Africa (RSCA), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (2013 to date)
- Senior Policy Advisor: Development Planning and Health, UNDP/RSC for Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA), Johannesburg, South Africa (2009-2013)
- Policy Advisor: HIV and Poverty Reduction Programme, UNDP, Namibia (2006-2008)
- Development Planning Consultant: UNDP RSC, Johannesburg (2003-2005)
- Development Planning Consultant: JSA Consultants, Accra, Ghana (1997-2003)
- Associate Consultant: Pricewaterhouse & Associates, Accra, Ghana ((1997)
- District Development Planning Officer: Sekyere East District Assembly, Effiduase, Ghana (1990-1996)

MSc. (Development Planning & Management) Kwame Nkrumah University
of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana (1996)
PG Dip. (Development Planning and Management) University of Dortmund,
Germany (1995)
B.A. Hon (Social Sciences) Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology,
Kumasi, Ghana (1990)
Affiliations and Achievements:
- South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association
- South African Planning Institute
- International Association of Impact Assessments
- Advisory board member: STRIVE Project, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
- UNDP Focal Point on the UNAIDS Inter Agency Task Team on HIV and Education
- UNDP RSC representative on the UNDG Health Technical Working Group, ESA
- Africa focal point UNDP Social and Environmental Screening Procedures and Environmental and Social Safeguards

Available for:
  • Job opportunities

    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, German
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