The Alliance for Social Innovation and Livelihood Improvement (ASOLI) has issued a message of congratulations to one of its key collaborators Dr. Kennedy Alatinga on his promotion to the position of Associate Professor of Social Policy and Health Protection at the SD Dombo University of Business and
Integrated Development Studies (UBIDS).
Dr. Alatinga has been a key collaborator with ASOLI on a number of research initiatives through which he has contributed significantly towards the mentoring and professional development of members of the organization. Until his recent promotion to Professorial rank, Dr. Alatinga has been a Senior Lecturer and Researcher at the Department of Community Development at UBIDS. His research focuses on improving access to healthcare services, social protection policies, welfare programs and poverty alleviation. Dr. Alatinga joined the SD Dombo University of Business and Integrated Development Studies, formally the University for Development Studies (UDS) in 2004, starting off as a Teaching Assistant before rising through the ranks to become a Senior Research Assistant, Lecturer and Senior Lecturer. Dr. Alatinga who is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Planning and Land Management at UBIDS is also an alumnus of the University and presently serves as the National General Secretary of UDS Alumni Association.
His promotion to the position of Associate Professor comes on the back of his many years of hard work and dedicated service in teaching and research at the University. Reacting to news of Dr. Alatinga’s promotion, Lead Fellow and Director of ASOLI Mr. Edmund W. Kanmiki said Dr. Alatinga well deserves the elevation considering the tremendous amount of work and excellent research he is doing at UBIDS. Mr. Kanmiki said he was hopeful Dr. Alatinga’s new status will further enhance his collaboration and strategic partnership with ASOLI as the organization seeks to better position it’s research and development of social innovations for the improvement of health service delivery for marginalised populations, reproductive health and poverty alleviation.
Brief Profile of Professor Alatinga
Professor Alatinga is a product of Notre Dame Minor Seminary in Navrongo. He is a trained teacher from the Mount Mary Teacher Training College, Somanya-Ghana. Dr. Alatinga obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Integrated Development Studies from the University for Development Studies. For his master’s degree, he studied Development Management at the Ruhr University-Bochum, Germany. He also holds a second master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of the Western Cape in South Africa. He obtained his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in
Public Policy and Administration from the same University in South Africa. Professor Alatinga also pursued several career development programs and fellowships in several universities including the University of Bern in Switzerland, Brown University in the United States of America, the African Studies Centre at the University of Michigan and Maastricht Graduate School of Governance in the Netherlands.
Professor Alatinga is a recipient of the University of Michigan African Presidential Scholars Award, Germany Academic Exchange Services (DAAD) Scholarship (twice), the SAVUSA Scholarship Award and Deans Honour’s Award for Outstanding Academic Performance in Economics and Management Sciences at the University of the Western Cape. Over the years Professor Alatinga has provided collaborative research and consultancy services to several national and multinational institutions including the World Food Program (WFP), Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC), Alliance for Social Innovation and Livelihood Improvement (ASOLI) and the Navrongo Health Research Centre.