Augustine Ankomah is a social demographer and currently Senior Associate and Country Director of the Population Council office in Ghana. He has over 25 years of experience as a social and behavioral science researcher, with expertise in the design, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-based and theory-driven public health interventions in reproductive health and HIV/AIDS.
In 2001, Ankomah joined Population Services International (PSI) as a Senior Technical Advisor in Nigeria to lead their Research and Behavior Change Communications, and later served as Deputy Country Representative for Nigeria, where he managed one of the largest NGOs in Africa. He was instrumental in establishing PSI’s affiliate in Nigeria as one of PSI’s largest country programs.
In 2008, he was assigned to the PSI office in Nairobi as the Regional Reproductive Health Technical Advisor for East Africa, where he served as the technical lead for the implementation of a multi-country project on long acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) methods.
Ankomah has consulted extensively for both governmental and non-governmental organizations, and has published extensively and presented at various international conferences.
Ankomah joined Population Council in January 2019, from University of Ghana School of Public Health where he was an Associate Professor in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health. Prior to that, Ankomah taught at British universities University of Exeter and University of Wales at Swansea. He holds a PhD in Applied Population Research from the University of Exeter, United Kingdom, an MSc in Demography and Social Statistics from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria, and a BA in Sociology from University of Ghana.