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Ambassador D.K. Osei is the inaugural President of the Council of Foreign Affairs – Ghana. Prior to that, he was Diplomat-in-Residence at the Legon Centre for International Affairs and Diplomacy (LECIAD) of the University of Ghana. A Diplomat of over forty (40) years, he was also, between 2000 and 2008, Secretary to the President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency President John Agyekum Kufuor. In that capacity, he was a member of the Cabinet, the Economic Management Team and the Diplomatic Advisory Council.
Ambassador Osei has been involved in a number of conflict management crises in West Africa and the African Continent. He also worked and travelled with two other Ghanaian leaders around five continents on diplomatic engagements.
During his career, he served in Paris (1984-1988), Conakry (1992-1996), Kinshasa (1997-1998) and Copenhagen (1998-2001). Some of his experiences in conflict management in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Gambia, Cote d’Ivoire, Togo etc. are related in this book.
Working with the first generation of Ghanaian Foreign Service Officers from Kwame Nkrumah’s time, he shares some of the privileged conversations from his career. He has received several awards including The Commander of the Order of Moyo by the Government of Togo, the Order of the Volta (Companion Division) by the Government of Ghana and the Order of Gravenhage by Her Royal Highness the Queen of Netherlands.
Ambassador Osei attended in his days the elite Achimota School in Accra and proceeded to the University of Ghana to study for a Bachelor’s degree. He did his postgraduate courses in International Relations at the Institut International d’Administration Publique and also obtained the Diploma d’Etudes Superieures Specialisees form the Sarbonne, both in Paris.