We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Kofi Marfo as Director of the Aga Khan University Institute for Human Development. He will be based at the University's Nairobi campus in Kenya.

Dr Marfo holds a BEd (Hons) from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, and an MEd and PhD from the University of Alberta, Canada. He joins the Aga Khan University from the University of South Florida in Tampa USA, where he was a Professor of Educational Psychology and Director of the Doctoral Program in Special Education.

​The Aga Khan University Institute for Human Development brings together researchers, teachers, practitioners and students from across the university and the entire Aga Khan Development Network, linking with partners in other parts of the world. Their collective focus on early child development represents both a unifying theme at the heart of the institution and the network, and one of the areas most critical to the future of the communities the University serves.

Dr Marfo says that he wants the Institue to become "a major instrumental agent, locally as well as globally, for advancing knowledge about the earliest years of children's development and harnessing such knowledge for the purposes of shaping policies and interventions that ensure a strong start in life for all children wherever they may live.​​"

We wish him every success!