Alhassan Ziblim is a Development and Public Policy practitioner from Ghana. He is the Founder and Executive Director of the Centre for Development and Policy Advocacy (CEDEPA), a development, research and advocacy NGO in northern Ghana that works to improve the lives of the poor and vulnerable through evidence-based development interventions and policy advocacy. Previously, Alhassan interned as a Policy Researcher with the Hungarian Association of NGOs for Development and Humanitarian Aid (HAND, Hungary), where he worked to identify instances of policy incoherence in Hungary’s overseas Development Cooperation, with particular focus on their higher education and immigration/visa policies towards developing countries. He was also a Policy Research Intern with Habit for Humanity International (HFHI, Slovakia), where he conducted baseline research on Informal Settlements Upgrading in South Africa. His study identified policy gaps, which could form the bases for policy advocacy on social housing by Habitat in South Africa. Alhassan is an alumnus of Central European University (CEU, Hungary, 2013), the Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University (ISS, Netherlands, 2012) and the University of the Ghana (UG, Legon, 2009). He is a former Fellowship holder of the Erasmus Mundus Master’s Programme in Public Policy
(MUNDUSMAPP), sponsored by the European Commission; and obtained Master’s Degrees in Development Studies and Public Policy from ISS and CEU, respectively. In his school days, Alhassan was a student leader and youth activist; hence his passion for activism and advocacy related issues.