Franklin Oduro

Deputy Director/ Head of Research and Program - Ghana Centre for Democratic Development in Accra

Franklin Oduro received his PhD in political science from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. He also holds a post-graduate certificate in comparative transitional justice from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Dr. Oduro research interests include post-transition politics of human rights accountability/transitional justice/truth commission processes, public administration and policy analysis, civil society and elections (election monitoring and observation), and African political thought. Currently, Dr. Oduro is the Head of Research and Programs and Deputy Director at the Accra-based Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana), a research and policy think tank. Dr. Oduro has previously consulted for the Washington DC-based National Democratic Institute (NDI) on elections, having served as NDI’s Senior Resident Program Manager (in the Abuja, Nigerian Office) for the 2011 Nigerian general elections. He has also consulted for the New York-based International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ), and the International Development Research Center (IDRC) based in Ottawa, Canada, on issues of transitional justice and reconciliation processes. He also served as a member of the expert panel of the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on National Consultations on Transitional Justice. Dr. Oduro is also a founding Steering Committee Member of the African Transitional Justice Research Network (ATJRN). Dr. Oduro has published in the Citizenship Studies, The International Journal of Human Rights, Journal of African Elections, Encyclopedia of Transitional Justice, International Journal of Transitional Justice, and the Canadian Journal of Native Studies among others.