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Lionel Osse Essima

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Lionel is the assistant survey manager for Anglophone West Africa and North Africa.


Lionel Osse Essima is a Research Analyst and a member of the CDD-Ghana’s Research team. Since he joined the Center in March 2018, he has accumulated a lot of experience in research projects, field research (qualitative and quantitative), and statistical data analysis. He supports the research team in training, recruitment, deployment, management and monitoring of field staff. He has interests in African development, African democracy and governance related matters especially, in the specific areas of transparency, accountability and institutionalism.

Lionel is also Afrobarometer Assistant Project Manager to the Project Manager for Anglophone West Africa & North Africa and Project Manager of Francophone countries. He works directly with Afrobarometer National Partners to provide technical and administrative support to them during surveys. Lionel is fluent in English and French and this bilingual capability has helped him to review the designing and the consistency in research questionnaires and reports from English to French and vice versa.

Lionel holds an MPhil in Political Sciences and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Sciences both obtained at the University of Ghana, Legon. He is also the holder of a certificate in statistical research & analysis obtained during the Afrobarometer Summer School at the University of Cape Town.