Ghana Country Director, Free the Slaves
Cohort: Thunderbird School of Global Management, Glendale, 2014
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Joha Braimah, Ghana Country Director/Free the Slaves. Joha has over fifteen years of practical experience in community development. He holds a Bachelor of Art and Master of Philosophy degrees in Social Work and a postgraduate diploma in International Development. Joha is currently a Doctoral Candidate in Migration Studies. Joha has helped to design and implement anti-slavery programs in sectors such as fishing, cocoa, mining, and sex trafficking as well as coalition building and fund raising. Joha also serves on the board of International Cocoa Initiative, Geneva, where he is also an Executive Committee member. He is a member of Ghana National Steering Committee on Child Labour and the Technical Working Committee of Ghana Anti Human Trafficking Management Board. He is experienced in persuading authorities to take action for vulnerable groups and has been an active participant in the development and formulation of national policies such as Ghana National Action Plan on Child Labour, Ghana National Action Plan on Human Trafficking, Standard Operating Procedure on Human Trafficking, Child and Family Welfare Policy among others. He was also a professional teacher for 5 years. Joha is an alumnus of American Express Leadership Academy, International Visitors Leadership Program and Trent in Ghana Program.