Lord Cephas Mawuko-Yevugah
( Governance, Legal and Constitutional pillar )

Lord Cephas MAWUKO-YEVUGAH is currently a Senior Lecturer and Head of Department for Public Management and International Relations at the GIMPA School of Public Service and Governance. An award-winning internationally recognized scholar and author. He is also the Editor of the GIMPA’s interdisciplinary journal, Greenhill Journal of Leadership and Governance (GJLG). Born in Accra and raised in Afife in the Volta Region of Ghana, Lord MAWUKO-YEVUGAH had his secondary education at the Kadjebi-Asato Secondary School where he came on top of his class in the ‘O’ Level School Certificate examination with Distinction.

He then proceeded to the St. Augustine’s College in Cape Coast for the ‘A’ Levels where he was not only a star student winning many laurels including being adjudged the ‘Writer of the Year’ but he was also the editor of the College magazine. At age 15, he won the Royal Commonwealth Scholarship Essay Competition. He was also among the pioneer recipients of the Central Scholarship, the first private educational scholarship in Ghana. He graduated from the University of Ghana with Bachelor of Arts First Class Honours degree in Political Science and Linguistics.

He also studied for MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University in the UK as a Commonwealth Scholar; and a Doctorate in political science at the University of Alberta in Canada. He has also held a number of international research fellowships including the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences Research Fellowship at the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam; and the Global South Young Scholars Fellowship at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland. Lord MAWUKO-YEVUGAH’s intellectual engagement and research activities have been at the interface of development and politics, analyzing the relationship between social and economic policy and political systems; and historical analysis of economic and social development processes in Africa and within the context of the broader global political economy. He has a number of ongoing research projects including collaboration with colleagues locally and internationally.

He is also currently engaged in the study of implications of digitization and automation for labour markets in Ghana and other African countries. These research activities and engagements over the past 15 years have spawned a number of research outputs in the form of books, book chapters, journal articles and conference presentations. MAWUKO-YEVUGAH’s most notable works include, Made in Ghana: Reflections on Governance and Power Shifts (University of Ghana Press, 2018); Reinventing Development: Aid Reform and Technologies of Governance in Ghana (Routledge, 2016); African Youth Cultures in a Globalized World: Challenges, Agency and Resistance (Ashgate, 2015). Lord MAWUKO-YEVUGAH was one of the 25 recipients of the 2014 International Young Scholars Fellowship of the American Society of Public Administration, and was also nominated in 2018 by the African Union as part of a team of researchers to develop Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) and African Union Public Management.

Dr. Lord MAWUKO-YEVUGAH is also an acclaimed trainer and he is currently a Visiting International Facilitator and Trainer with the South African National School of Government. Apart from his research and academic activities, Dr. Lord MAWUKO-YEVUGAH is also a media personality, public intellectual and regular columnist with the Business and Financial Times (B&FT) newspaper.