HQ: 11103 Birch Way Clinton, MD 20735 USA || West Africa: House Number 67, Ecowas road, Accra, Ghana.

  • HQ: 11103 Birch Way Clinton, MD 20735 USA. West Africa: House Number 67, Ecowas road, Accra, Ghana.

Our Team

Mrs. Agnes Akwanga, (USA) – Executive Director

Mrs. Agnes Akwanga, wife of the honoree is a long-time human rights campaigner. She joined Amnesty International in 1992 and served in the local divisional board of the Human Rights Defense Group (HRDG), founded by the indefatigable African human rights crusader, the late Albert Womah MukongMrs. Akwanga also served as the Board Secretary of Friends of Freedom International and volunteer with Women in Alternative Action, a woman-oriented development organization that operates mostly in the Central African region. In 1997 she was held incommunicado for 48 hours, deprive of food, water, and sleep following the arrest of her husband.

Mrs. Akwanga refused financial payment if she joins the Cameroon National Election Observatory during the legislative election and instead opted to serve freely as an election observer with the Catholic Church through the Archdiocese of Mamfe. However, her exposure of massive fraud by the ruling party on the voters register with hundreds of names of deceased person’s angered the Cameroonian authorities who threatened to jail her alongside her husband.

Dr. Jonathan H. Levy, PhD, (USA) – Legal Counsel

Jonathan Levy, PhD is a member of the International Criminal Court ICC Bar and Chief Administrative Officer of the Organization of Emerging African States OEAS. His international law practice focuses on human rights and national self-determination and he has been involved in several high profile legal cases. Dr. Levy< is also adjunct university faculty at the graduate school level instructing international law and public administration.

Dr. Ayo Whetho, PhD, (USA). – Director of Programs

Ayo Whetho holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in International Relations from the Obafemi Awolowo University (formerly University of Ife), Nigeria. He also holds a Master of Arts (cum laude) and a PhD. in Political Science from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. He was a lecturer and co-ordinator of the community service programme in the School of Social Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-NatalDr. Whetho was a member of a team of academics that analyzed the African Peer Review Mechanism’s field data for South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal Province. His research in terests are in international political economy, natural resource governance, and conflict transformation, religiosity in Africa’s public sphere and African politics and development.

Ms. Djeneba Bagayoko (UK). – Regional Director for the Sahel

Djeneba Bagayoko is an Italian-born Malian, a women rights campaigner and Pan-Africanist with the vision of uniting all Africans and people of African descent throughout the world. Born in April 1993, Djeneba’s maturity in her public speaking engagements and her knowledge and understanding of the problems affecting the African Girl-Child from lack of the provision of adequate education to child-arranged marriages is exciting. She has put her services to the use of the “Council for the Malian Youth in Italy”, “Black and Ethnic Minority Association” and “African Development Forum” both in BirminghamDjeneba hopes to use her time in the EAHRHI in the development of Africa with emphasis on the rights and protection of the continent’s Girl-Child. And to this end, she intends to live in Bamako, Mali where she will head the Sahel Regional Office of the Institute.

Amadu Joseph Wisdom (Ghana). – Country Representative

Mr. Amadu Joseph Wisdom, Ghana’s Country Representative of the ebenezer akwanga human rights and humanitarian institute (eahrhi) was born at Garu Upper East on September 17, 1985 and speaks three languages, English, Twi and Kusase. Wisdom did his Primary and Secondary High school at Obo Presbyterian and his university studies at Presbyterian University, Kwahu Abetifi in the Eastern Region of Ghana between 2005 and 2009.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree First Class Honors in Business Administration (Banking and Finance). He is single, a fervent Christian and a dedicated human rights campaigner.

Amadu Joseph Wisdom (Ghana). – Head of ICT

Romeo Azah a southern Cameroonian born on 14/01/90 school at G.B.H.S mbengwi North West region in charge of IT and maintenance. To me it’s my duty to make the world a place worth living

Peter Serinye. – Head of Communications

Peter Serinye obtained a BA (Hons.) English (Second Class Upper Division) and Diploma in Education from the University of Cape Coast. After a brief stint of teaching, he joined the state broadcaster, the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation as news anchor and Producer from 1993-1997. He worked as the first Assistant Country Producer for TV3 Network Ltd., Accra in 1997, the first privately-owned TV station in Ghana, before rejoining the Ghana Education Service as an English Language and Literature teacher. But his love for electronic media brought him back to the News Department of Metropolitan Entertainment Television (Metro TV) as Producer from 2006 to October 2010. After serving as Head of Production at Contramed Ltd, a private media production and PR firm, he rejoined Metro TV as News Editor in March 2015. Peter Serinye was appointed Head of News of the IMAX Media Group in June 2020, a media empire comprising two TV and three radio stations. Mr. Serinye is the head of eahrhi’s Directorate for Communication.

Rebecca Amoakohene (Ghana). – West African Executive Secretary

eahrhi’s West African Executive Secretary, Becky Amoakohene was born in Kumasi in the Republic of Ghana. She is a long-time campaigner for the rights of the African Girl-Child, and a crusader for the protection of the destitute, the marginalized and abandoned street children. Becky is multilingual, a young writer and a holder of a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) degree in Social Work from the prestigious Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana.

Edward Graham Sebbie (Ghana). – Directorate of Communication

Edward Graham Sebbie is better known as ‘Eddie’ is a young Ghanaian journalist with ten years’ experience in the industry and an astute pan-Africanist whose pieces of work engender integration, political and economic liberation of the African continent. Eddie holds a diploma in Journalism and Media Studies from the Affiliate School of Professional Studies and has worked with the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC), Obonu FM in Tema for five years, and later joined the Atinka Media Village, (Atinka TV, Atinka FM, and atinkaonline.com), as the Tema Regional Correspondent also for half a decade. He wrote briefly for the defunct Realty Newspaper during his stay with Obonu FM and currently works with the Class Media Group as their Tema Regional Correspondent, and the editor-in-chief of the ghanaianvoiceonline.com. The young and dynamic journalist takes interest in rural and agricultural stories, as well as human interest and development-oriented stories in general with the intent of helping to improve the living standards of rural dwellers and the underprivileged. Eddie’s pan-Africanism tendencies coupled with his works at helping to alleviate the suffering of the poor and development orientation is in tandem with the ideals of eahrhi where he volunteers under the Directorate of Communication.

Jacob Uche Henry (Nigeria) – Head of Nigeria office

Jacob Uche Henry holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations from Nottingham Trent University, the United Kingdom, and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in History and International Relations at Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki with a Ph.D. in view. Uche is an enthusiastic professional who is committed to supporting transformational thinking and social change through the imaginative use of training and creative learning. He has many years of experience and has worked in various projects delivering excellent professional services, making impact from local to global level. He is an educational consultant, career coach & a full time lecturer at Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria.

John Justice Ahoto (Ghana). – Directorate for Communication

John Justice Ahoto is a young Ghanaian photo-journalist with more than a decade of experience in the media landscape. As a strong pan-Africanist, Liberating the Africa continent through his craft (reportage) is his ultimate goal. He holds a certificate in Cinematography from the National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI) and a diploma in leadership and communication from Knustford University College, Accra, Ghana. He has worked with the three major television stations in Ghana: the government-owned and controlled Ghana Broadcasting Corporation under the National Youth Service Program (GBC), Tv3 as Tema Regional correspondent camera man and Metro TV for the last 10 years. He is equally a part-time photo-journalist for Energy News Africa.com, an online portal.

The dynamic young photo-journalist equally takes interest on issues ranging from sanitation to sports, agriculture and human-interest stories. Passionate and very opinionated, Mr. Ahoto’s drive in seeing an Africa in seeing an Africa that is a neighbor of its own, reaching hearts and touching minds ushered him into the Directorate for Communication for eahrhi.

Ibrahim Wangara Abubakari (Ghana). – Directorate for Communication

Ibrahim Wangara is a member of eahrhi’s Directorate for Communication. He was born in the Upper West Regional capital of Wa where he grew up and currently resides. A hard-working, upcoming dynamic journalist, he has already tried his trade with both regional and national media houses. Married and a father of a baby boy, Mr. Abubakari holds an HND in Journalism and Communication Studies from Kumasi-based Institute of Business Management and Journalism (BM&J).

Sandra Frempong Okyere – Head of Education Outreach

Sandra Frempong Okyere was born on 17th July 1982, l had my Basic education at St. Agatha Girls, SHS at krobo Girls secondary school. I attended the Presbyterian college of education and Degree at the university of education, Winneba. Teacher by profession, married.