Donatus Doe

Center Head

Donatus Doe is currently a Doctoral student of Education and Social Policy at the Biden School of Public Policy and Administration, University of Delaware, United States. He is an alumnus of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) where he studied for his Bachelor’s degree in Political Studies and served as Teaching and Research Assistant in the Department of History and Political Studies.

Donatus is a Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholar ‘20 and holds a Master of Arts and Education degree in Youth, Gender, and Development from the State University of Zanzibar, Tanzania. He also served as Project Officer Intern on the Community Based Inclusive Development (CBID) Project of the Aga Khan Foundation’s Madrasa Early Childhood Programme in Zanzibar. 

Donatus has interdisciplinary research interest in youth transitions from education and training to labor market, education policy and equity, social policies and programs, and civil society organizations. He investigates policies and programmes that enhance youth’s school-to-work transitions, the role of civil society organizations (especially nonprofits) in social development, and the effectiveness of social policies and programs in youth poverty alleviation in sub-Saharan Africa and Ghana.

Outside of work, he serves as the Global Vice Chair for Youlead Summit Gender Champions, a YALI fellow, A Rotaract Club member, and Peer Counsellor and Educator. He is currently the non-resident and head of the Center for Public Health, Education and Poverty Reduction at YAFO Institute.

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