iWatch’s Gideon Sarpong selected as Policy Leader Fellow at the European University Institute

Co-founder of iWatch Africa, Gideon Sarpong, has been selected by the European University Institute, School of Transnational Governance (STG) in Florence as a Policy Leader Fellow for the 2020/21 academic year.

Gideon is among over 30 young professionals selected from around the world and are expected to critically examine issues such as global governance of laser systems for space, politics of climate change to models for innovation ecosystems etc.

At EUI, Gideon’s policy work will focus on designing implementation systems for policy makers that would highlight incorporation of ocean climate agenda into developmental plans at the decentralized and centralized levels in Africa.

Gideon Sarpong selected as Policy Leader Fellow at the European University Institute
Gideon Sarpong selected as Policy Leader Fellow at the European University Institute

We wish Gideon Sarpong all the very best!

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Gideon Sarpong

Gideon Sarpong is a media practitioner with over six years experience in data, investigative and policy journalism. Gideon is currently the Policy and News Director at iWatch Africa. His major role includes developing news strategy for correspondents across Ghana, as well as designing project and policy focus for the organisation. He is an author with over eight publications; a fellow of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), Thomson Reuters Foundation (Wealth of Nations Program), Commonwealth Youth Program (DYLP) and Bloomberg Data for Health Program. Gideon holds a degree in economics from the University of Cape Coast and PgD in Policy Journalism and Media Studies from the University of Zambia. He is a firm believer in the use of data journalism and technology for development and is committed to promoting transparency and accountability in Africa.
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