Akosua B.K. Amaka-Otchere is a Development Planner and has over fifteen years working experience in various development related fields as a development planner and researcher and in a number of voluntary endeavours. Her professional engagements have been in the form of development research, monitoring, evaluation, project implementation and management, development policy analysis principally in development fields of Energy, Environment, Governance and Gender as well in Regional and Urban planning. She specialised in Development Planning and Energy for her Doctorate degree.
Development agencies/institutions she has consulted for include the German Bank for Development (KfW), German Technical Cooperation (GIZ), Katholisch Soziale Akademie-Germany, African Development Bank, Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS), the World Bank, and assisted in consultation for a number of development agencies including United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), European Union (EU), ACTION AID, JICA, Shell Foundation, and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She is very adept in both quantitative and qualitative research, analysis and presentation with extensive skills in statistical analysis using SPSS software; presentations in the form of documentaries; and stakeholder consultative, engagement and evidence uptake processes. She is fluent in the English language, fairly fluent in German, and has working knowledge of two Ghanaian languages.
She holds a doctorate degree (Dr.rer.pol) in Development Planning and Energy from the Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany. Akosua is currently a Lecturer at the Department of Planning, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi (KNUST). She is the Programme Coordinator for the MSc Project Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, under the Department of Planning. She is also a Mentor for the Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math-KNUST (WiSTEMGH)/ Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) Ghana Power Compact Internship and Mentoring Program.
She is married with three children.