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Akilakpa Sawyerr is a Ghanaian educator. He is director of research for the Association of African Universities and a former vice-chancellor of the University of Ghana.
Sawyerr is a member of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences, National Council on Tertiary Education in Ghana, United National Committee for Development Policy and is an editorial consultant for the Australian Journal of Law and Society.
He chairs the advisory panel for the Ghana Human Development report and the executive council of the Third World Network, Africa Region.
Akilakpa was a president of the Council for the Development of Social Science in Africa and chairman of the Steering Committee of the Secretariat for Institutional Support for Economic Research in Africa.