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Penplusbytes Announces First Cohort of Extractive Fellowship Program


Penplusbytes ( is proud to announce its first cohort of the Extractive Fellowship Program. The first batch comprises five emerging authors who will dedicate a significant portion of the next twelve months to addressing key issues that will contribute to enhancing transparency and accountability in the oil and gas sector in Ghana.

Director of the Fellowship Program and Executive Director of Penplusbytes, Kwami Ahiabenu,II said “the extractive sector in Ghana has evolved over the years and there is a growing need for research to enhance transparency in the sector. Penplusbytes intends to lead in gathering knowledge and producing rich content on pertinent issues in Ghana’s extractive sector.”

Thanks to the support of the Ghana Oil and Gas for Inclusive Growth (GOGIG), the Extractive Fellows; Isaac Aidoo of Finder Business, Adnan Adams Mohammed of the Economic Times, Dennis Gyegir of Public Interest and Accountability Committee, Lawyer Osman Ainoo Gyan of Agyeman Associates and Kwofi Maclean of Graphic Business will convene at the Capital View Hotel, Koforidua from Friday 11th May to Sunday 13th May, 2018 in a write shop to deliberate and develop collaborative articles which will throw light on topical issues in the sector, contribute to the body of knowledge and above all shape policy in Ghana’s oil and gas sector.

 The Penplusbytes Extractive Fellowship Program is an intense practical twelve-month experience designed for independent researchers, scholars and practitioners interested in contributing to Penplusbytes Extractives (Mining, Oil and Gas) thematic area through research.


Penplusbytes Extractive Fellows Media contact:

Gideon Ofosu-Peasah
T: +233 246067976 (WhatsApp)

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Penplusbytes is a not-for-profit organization driving change through innovations in three key areas: using new digital technologies to enable good governance and accountability, new media and innovations, and enhancing media oversight for effective utilization of mining, oil and gas revenue and resources.