Yaa Ntiamoa-Baidu is Professor of Zoology at the University of Ghana, Legon. She holds a PhD in Zoology from Edinburgh University and a BSc degree from the University of Ghana. Prof. Ntiamoa-Baidu is a biodiversity and environmental specialist, and has received a number of meritorious awards in recognition of her contribution to wildlife research and training in Africa. She has served in various leadership roles, including as Director of WWF International Africa and Madagascar Programme and as Executive Director of the Ghana Wildlife Society, a conservation NGO she established in 1992.
As an academic, she combines senior level university administrative experience with teaching, extension service and research. Prof. Ntiamoa-Baidu was Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and the Founding Pro-Vice Chancellor (Acting) of the Office of Research, Innovation and Development, both at the University of Ghana. She is currently a member of the Council of the University of Ghana, Chair of the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA)-Ghana, and Fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Prof. Ntiamoa-Baidu is the initiator of PADA.
Nana Akua Anyidoho is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) of the University of Ghana. She has a BA in Psychology from the University of Ghana and PhD in Human Development and Social Policy from Northwestern University. Dr. Anyidoho is widely published and has taught and supervised graduate students for twelve years. Her research interests include youth employment and school-to-work transitions. Her publications and projects can be found on www.research.gate and www.isser.edu.gh
Margaret Williams is a Senior Administrative Assistant at the University of Ghana and administrator of PADA. She holds a first degree in Business Administration (Human Resource Option) and a diploma in Business Studies. Prior to working at PADA, she worked in the Human Resource and Organisational Development Directorate of UG as an administrative assistant, as an administrator at Morning Star International High School, and as a Human Resource Manager at Tulip Inn, Accra.
Kobina Brako Markin is a graduate of the University of Ghana with a BA in Psychology with Adult Education and Human Resource Studies. During the last two years of his undergraduate studies, Kobina served as a member of the JTN Yankah Hall Congress and an executive of the University Christian Fellowship respectively. He provides administrative support to PADA.
Irene Boadum Ahiale is a graduate of the University of Ghana with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Russian. She provides administrative support to PADA.