Akwasi Aidoo, Ph.D.

Dr. Aidoo is a Senior Fellow at Humanity United, working to deepen HU’s understanding of African philanthropy and strengthen advocacy to African inter-governmental institutions.

Dr Aidoo is the former executive director of TrustAfrica, a foundation dedicated to advancing equitable development and democratic governance in Africa. His previous roles include head of Canadian International Development Research Center’s health and equity program for West and Central Africa, head of the Ford Foundation’s office for West Africa, and director of the Ford Foundation’s Special Initiative for Africa. He previously served as a trustee for several international organizations, including OXFAM America and Resource Alliance.

In the 1970s and 1980s, Dr. Aidoo taught at universities in Ghana, Tanzania, and the United States. He was educated in Ghana and the United States and received a doctor of philosophy degree in medical sociology from the University of Connecticut in 1985. He writes poetry and short stories in his spare time.