The Board

Adam Abdul-Rahaman

Board Chairman

Ghanaian diplomat currently serving as Minister-Counsellor/Head of Chancery in Burkina Faso. Holds a doctorate in Political Economy, published extensively on international affairs.

Li Anshan

Board Member

Emeritus Professor at Peking University, specializes in African history and China-Africa relations.

Seyram Avle​

Board Member

Assistant Professor, Global Digital Media (UMass Amherst), research focus: Africa, China, US digital technology & impact.

Bright Nkrumah

Board Member

PhD in Chinese Linguistics, Lecturer of Chinese at Univ. of Ghana, researches & presents on teaching methods & modern characters.

Heidi Østbø Haugen

Board Member

PhD, China Studies Professor at the University of Oslo, pioneered Chinese migration studies, currently leading an ERC-funded global connections project.

Jamie Monson

Former Board Member

Director of African Studies Center and History Professor at Michigan State, pioneers China-Africa development studies with impactful research and publications.

The Team

Pamela Carslake

Executive Director

 MA in International Relations, with a specialization in Global Order in Historical Perspective from Leiden University.

Arhin Acheampong

Deputy Director

MA degree in International Security from the Josef Korbel School of International Affairs, University of Denver.

Adams Bodomo

Senior Research Fellow

Chair Professor of African Studies and Director of the Global African Diaspora Studies (GADS) Research Platform, University of Vienna, Austria

Joseph Onjala

Senior Research Fellow

Associate Professor at the Department of Economics and Development Studies, University of Nairobi. PhD in Environment and Development from Roskilde University, Denmark

Aaron Tesfaye

Senior Research Fellow

Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science, Legal and Urban Studies at William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ.

Kudus Adebayo

Research FELLOW

Research Fellow in the Diaspora and Transnational Studies
programme at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

Mandira Bagwandeen

Research Fellow

 Works with think tanks, local and international corporate companies, and lectures at universities in South Africa. 

Sibusiso Reuben Bakana

Research Fellow

President of South African Students in China Association (SASCA), Ph.D. Candidate at Beihang University majoring in Computer Application Technology

Jocelyne Kenne Kenne​

Research Fellow

Linguist and Africa-China analyst. PhD in English linguistics from the Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS), University of Bayreuth, Germany

Cliff Mboya

Research Fellow

Africa-China analyst and International relations practitioner. PhD International politics from Fudan University (China).

Mark Kwaku Mensah Obeng

Research Fellow

Africa-China researcher. PhD in Sociology from the University of Ghana, Legon. Senior Lecturer, Legon.

Kwame Adovor Tsikudo

Research FELLOW

Visiting Assistant Professor of Geography and GIS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. University of Ghana, MA and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.

Francis Xavier Tuokuu

Research FELLOW

international development professional. Senior Advisor, Mercy Corps – Environmental Sustainability and Safeguarding, Technical Support Unit in Washington, D.C.

Ivy Wei Ye

Research FELLOW

Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for International Affairs, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen (China).

Emmanuel Zwanbin

Research FELLOW

Senior Research Consultant at Melian Dialogue Research Limited. PhD in International Relations from the United States International University-Africa, Nairobi

Florentine Adjoa Ansah-Asare


Education Specialist with Edify, Master of Education, Economics of Education and Management from Central China Normal University.

Dickson Agbaji


Doctoral candidate in the International Education Development program at the Peking University Graduate School of Education.

Susan Cossa

Research Associate

PhD student, University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Affairs. Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Government (dual major), Smith College

Luyando Mutale Katenda

Research Associate

Public Policy analyst, researcher and international relations enthusiast from Zambia. He holds a Masters degree in Public Policy from Michigan State University.

Lesego Alicia Keimetswe

Research Associate

Professional Research Analyst with 5 years working experience in the Ministry of Presidential Affairs, Governance and Public Administration

Linda Khasabuli

Research Associate

Master’s Degree in Development Studies from the Institute for Development Studies, University of Nairobi

Oui Koueta

Research Associate

Journalist, Linguist. Master of Law in International Relations, from University of International Business and Economics and an BA in Letters and Foreign Civilizations.

David Kyei-Nuamah

Research Associate

Tutor of English in Shanghai, China. PhD. Candidate,  research/graduate assistant at the East China Normal University, ECNU.

Abdou Rahim Lema

Research Associate

Ph.D. Candidate | Vanier Scholar 2022 | Yenching Scholar of PKU (2018) | Founder & Managing Director of Edu4All

Gigi Ngcobo

Research Associate

Founding partner at RoundtripAfrika. Trainee Investment Analyst at Olduvai Capital. Michigan State University (MSU) with a cum laude B.A. in Finance and UX Design

Dorothy Osei

Research Associate

MPH with specialization in Health Education and Promotion from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

Collins Oduro

Research Associate

Final year PhD student, Master’s degree in Environmental Science and Engineering, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, China

Paa Kwasi Wolseley Prah

Research Associate

PhD candidate at Lingnan University, specializes in China-Africa security relations, US-Africa security relations, terrorism, counterterrorism, and political insecurity in Africa.

Edward Joseph Yawson

Research Associate

Assistant Lecturer at the Chinese Section of the Department of Modern Languages, University of Ghana. PhD student.

Hayford Yeboah

Research Associate

PhD student at the Centre for Migration Studies, University of Ghana. Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics and Psychology, Master’s in Communication Studies, University of Ghana.


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