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Stephen Kwaku Darko

Stephen Kwaku Darko

Stephen is a seasoned professional in development and communications, emphasizing advocacy for Peace and Security, and possessing specialized skills in Conflict Mediation and Negotiation. He aspires to become a diplomat.

1984

23 January 1984

Early life

Born on December 7, 1984, in Accra, Stephen aspires to excel in all pursuits and contribute significantly to institutions promoting the common good. Committed to acquiring extensive knowledge in diplomacy, peace, security, conflict mediation, development communication, leadership, and more, he is on a continuous journey of growth in the corporate world.

2011

23 January 2011

Avid Media Consult

 

      Media Relations Staff (TV/Radio Documentaries/Commercials, Media Buying/Monitoring, Event Management).Cultivating relationships with members of the media and key influencers.Created and distributed marketing and PR collateral such as press releases and photos.Kept tabs on social media analytics and other key performance indicators

 

2016

23 January 2016

Education

With a B.A. in Communication Studies, specializing in Development Communication, he has showcased a commitment to using communication for positive change. Additionally, he has invested in professional growth, earning certificates in Global Diplomacy, Displacement, Conflict, and Protection (University of London), Mediation and Conflict Resolution (ESSEC Business School), Advocacy for Protection (International Institute of Humanitarian Law), Project Management (University of Colorado Boulder), and Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation (United States Institute of Peace). These credentials underscore his dedication to self-improvement and enhancing his capacity to contribute to global peace and security.

 

2016

23 January 2016

GIFEC

As the Team Leader at the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communication (GIFEC), he serve as an Emergency Calls Worker, receiving and relaying emergency calls to the relevant security agencies, including the Police Service, Fire Service, Ambulance Service, and NADMO. I also coordinate efforts in relief provision.

2018

23 January 2018

African Union Commission(AUC)

Information and Communications Assistant under the Directorate of Information and Communications (DIC) of the African Union Commission. Assist in managing the official Communication channels of the AU including digital platforms (website, corporate social media channels, and corporate mobile applications), the AU Media Center, and the AU Studio.Harmonized communication between all the AU organs and offices and assisted them in the creation of their communication channels.

 

2018

23 January 2018

Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State

 Management of the media room during the Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government on the African Union Reforms in November 2018 (registration of journalists, distribution of documents, orientation...)

2018

23 January 2018

Award

Recognized as the top researcher at the African Union Scientific, Technical and Research Commission (AU-STRC), specializing in the Usability and Sustainability Evaluation of the African Union Network of Science (AUNS) Portal.

2019

23 January 2019

Election management expert

He is an election management expert who coordinates elections. With involvement in observing and coordinating approximately 20 elections in Africa, he brings extensive experience to the field.

2019

23 January 2019

Summit of Heads of State and Government

 Management of journalists in the Plenary Hall during the February 2019 Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of the African Union in Ethiopia (Addis Ababa)

2021

23 January 2021

Monde Hope Foundation (MHF)        

He is the a co-founder, Programs Manager, Public Relations, and International Relations Officer.

2024

23 January 2024

GhanaRemembers

He works as a content creator at GhanaRemembers.com, an online platform.

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