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Professor Dzodzi Tsikata
Past Director (2010 - 2012)
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Prof. Dzodzi Tsikata, was the Director for the Centre for Gender Studies and Advocacy (CEGENSA) from 2010 to 2012. She has a Ph.D in Social Science from Leiden University in the Netherlands. In a career spanning over 30 years, Tsikata’s teaching, research, and publications have been in the areas of gender and development policies and practices; the politics and livelihood effects of land tenure reforms, large-scale land acquisitions, and agricultural commercialization; and informal labor relations and conditions of work. She has extensive experience with leading multi-disciplinary and multi-national research projects, supervising student theses, and examining post-graduate theses. She is on the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Peasant Studies, the Canadian Journal of Development Studies, and Feminist Economics and a member of the editorial collective of Agrarian South: Journal of Political Economy and Feminist Africa. Tsikata is a Fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is the immediate past President of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA). Dzodzi Tsikata is also active in the leadership of several leading policy advocacy networks in Africa, including the Network for Women’s Rights in Ghana, Third World Network-Africa, and the Centre for Democracy and Development, Abuja.