Dr. Gideon Ofosu-Peasah

Analyst, GITOC Dr. Gideon Ofosu-Peasah, a GI-TOC analyst, specializes in extractive governance in West Africa and organized crime in Ghana. He served as a steering committee member for the Media Coalition against Illegal Mining and coordinated the Civil Society Working Group for Ghana's first oil licensing round.

About this speaker

Dr. Gideon Ofosu-Peasah is an Analyst at GI-TOC. He has consulted for international organizations such as the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, DW Akademie, and the Natural Resource Governance Institute. His knowledge spans various areas, from energy security and climate policy to extractive sector governance and organised crime issues within extractive industries, including artisanal and small-scale mining. His prior roles, including being a steering committee member of the Media Coalition against Illegal Mining and coordinator for the Civil Society working group during Ghana's first oil block licensing round, underscore his commitment to responsible resource management and transparency.

His contributions extend to journalism training, where he has co-trained more than 55 journalists from leading media outlets in Ghana. His focus areas encompass oil and gas, data-driven journalism, and investigative reporting, all aimed at enhancing media oversight of Ghana's extractive resources. In 2020/21, Dr. Ofosu-Peasah was selected as an expert panel member for the political economy of Ghana's extractive resources, a role facilitated by Star Ghana Foundation and the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment. He has an extensive publication record, including over 30 academic journal articles, book chapters, policy briefs, and op-eds.

His expertise is recognized on a global scale, as evidenced by his appearances in prominent media outlets such as Al Jazeera. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Sustainable Energy Management from the University of Energy and Natural Resources,Ghana.


Nuancing the conflict/crime nexus: Illicit Economies that fuel conflict in West Africa

18 October 2023, 08:30 PM
Gideon Ofosu-Peasah Rumbi Matamba Lyes Tagziria El Hadj Djitteye