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Written by Cornelia Amoah   
Tuesday, 03 March 2009 13:22
 PROF. SAMUEL K. BOTWE ASANTE - MEMBERProf. Samuel K. B. Asante is an international consultant with over forty years of post-graduation experience (1959-2001) at the national and international level, including several years of service with the United Nations in the fields of academia, management, administration, consultancy, advisory services and African development.

Prof. Asante has held a number of high-ranking positions. He was a Senior Fulbright Hays Scholar at the University of New York at Brockport, USA (1975); Head of the Political Science Department, University of Ghana, Legon, (1982-1983) and a Professor and African Area Studies Consultant at the University of Florida, Gainesville, USA (1983-1986), as well as a Senior Professorial Fellow of the Foundation for Global Dialogue, South Africa (1996).  Prof. Asante was later appointed Head of Department of Development Studies, United Nations Institute for Namibia (1986-1988) and subsequently Deputy Director and Acting Director of the Institute (1989-1991).

He was appointed as a Principal Regional Advisor  in development to African Governments and Co-ordinator of the United Nations Economic Commission for African's Multidisciplinary Regional Advisory Group at the Cabinet Office of the Under-Secretary General and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (1991-1997).

Prof. Asante is a specialist in Economic Cooperation and Integration, African Development strategies, International Trade and Development. He is the recipient of Ghana Book Award (1981) and the author of several books and feature articles. Among his publications are Regionalism and Africa's Development: Expectations, Reality and Challenges (Macmillan Press, 1997); The Strategy of Regionalism in Africa (Friedrich Ebert Foundation, 1996) and Pan-African Protest: West Africa and the Italo-Ethiopian Crisis (Longmans, 1977). Among others, he has to his credit, over 30 books chapters and articles on Regionalism in Africa, 20 on Africa's  Development, 50 odd articles on History, Economics and Politics of Africa in scholarly Journals based in Africa, Middle East, US and Europe, as well as 22 short articles in the London-based weekly - West Africa.

Prof. Asante has recently completed a consultancy report on the Reinvigoration of the African Union of Parliaments and served as the Technical Advisor to the Union of African Parliaments at its 21st conference in Niger (August, 1998), and to the African Parliamentary Group that attended 100th Conference of the Inter-Parliamentary Union held in Kremlin, Moscow, Russia (Sept. 1998). He has recently completed a major Ghana Government - European Union study on the Impact of the French-speaking West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) or UEMOA on Ghana. This study culminated in the `adoption of the Ghana-Nigeria Fast Track to accelerate the ECOWAS integration process', `the creation of Ghana's Ministry of Regional Co-operation and Integration' and `the adoption of a West African Second Monetary Zone'.

Prof. Asante currently serves as consultant to a number of international organizations, particularly the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, United Nations' African Institute for Economic Development and Planning, the African Leadership Forum and occasionally for the African Development Bank.
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