Ambassador Kwabena Baah-Duodu

Diplomat In Residence

Ambassador Baah-Duodu earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from University of Ghana. He holds a Certificate in the Theory and Practice of Diplomacy Canberra, Australia and a Graduate Diploma in International Relations

From the Diplomatic Training Institute, University of Nairobi, Kenya.

His teaching portfolio at LECIAD includes Diplomatic Communications and Ghana’s Foreign Policy Theory and Practice.


HE has had a distinguished career in the Ghana Foreign Service, where he served in various capacities both at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Accra and its missions abroad.  

In September, 2007, Ambassador Baah-Duodu was honoured for his outstanding diplomatic service, as well as for his active involvement in community service by Reconciliation International at an impressive ceremony in London. Other distinguished award winners included, former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, Archbishop Sentamu and Baroness Patricia Scotland of the British House of Lords.

After retiring from the Ghana Diplomatic Service in March, 2009, he started a new career as an international civil servant. He was appointed by the United Nations as Senior Adviser to the Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) from April 6, 2009 to February 28, 2011.

From May to November, 2011, he was engaged by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) to undertake studies on certain issues relating to intellectual property in Africa, as a Senior Consultant at the Head of a three-member team of Consultants. The study took the team to seven African countries (Ethiopia, Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, Cameroon and South Africa).

The team came out with a report on The Contribution of Intellectual Property in Enhancing the Protection and the Commercialisation of Africa`s Fashion Design Assets.