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Stephen Caleb Opuni

Country Director


Stephen Caleb Opuni joined IDP Foundation in 2018 as the Country Director for IDPF in Ghana. He leads a team focusing on influence strategy and effective partnerships for the non-state education sector, at a national and global level.

An economist by training, Stephen has over 10 years’ experience in the development sector across education, gender equality, health, and economic rights. Prior to joining the IDP Foundation, he was acting Head of Programs and Policy for ActionAid Ghana. He’s well-versed in the complexities of education provision across the state and non-state sectors, and has a dedication to developing strategies and alliances that focus on sustainable solutions beyond aid.

Stephen holds a BSc in Natural Resource Management from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, an MSc in Food Security and Natural Resource Management from the University of Hohenheim, and an MSc in Forest Sciences and Business from the University of Helsinki. He’s based in Accra, Ghana.

Contributed to

Nurturing Leadership in Non-Profits: A Transformative Journey with AMEX
September 2023

All Means All: Transforming Education to Include Quality Provision for All Children in All Settings, by Mobilizing All Actors
This year has been populated by a number of key moments for the shifting education landscape, which have brought a renewed sense of urgency, as well as productive conversations on how all stakeholders can work together to get progression to…
September 2022

Why Empowering Schools and Examining Systems Needs All-Hands-on-Deck Societies: Reflecting on Schools2030 Global Forum
Attending the Schools2030 Global Forum earlier this month in Tanzania, it was clear to me, and my fellow attendees, how valuable this space is for reflection, learning and collaboration. It encourages all-hands-on-deck to reimagine how stakeholders might work better together…
August 2022

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