Academic & Professional Services

Academic Professional Services

Dr. Laar provides services to clients in government, academia, not-for-profit, and some private sector actors. He has served as a Consultant to United Nations Agencies (WFP, FAO, UNAIDS), National Governments (Ghana, Sierra Leone), and several non-governmental /international organizations (Global Fund/France Expertise Internationale, Africa Synergy Group Plus, THET, London, UK, DKT International Inc/ Grameen Foundation, Population Council, Ghana Medical and Dental Council, & Akademia2063).

Below is a non-exhaustive list of such services, some of which are provided free of charge. 

  • Food Systems Expert:  Co-Curator and Facilitator: Ghana’s National Food Systems Dialogues: Client: National Development Planning Commission, Ghana
  • Country Expert:  Facilitated implementation of Rockefeller Foundation’s Food Systems Transformative Integrated Policy (FS-TIP). Client: Akademiya2063
  • Ethics Expert:  Development of ethical and legal guidance for Ghanaian Public Health Physicians responding to Public Health Emergencies of International Concern (PHEIC). Client: Ghana Medical and Dental Council
  • Country Expert:  Development of a background paper, and facilitation of a workshop to pilot–test the Global Panel’s Food Systems Policy Tool in Ghana. The tool is designed to facilitate the use of food systems lens to support policymaking on healthy diets in Ghana. Client: The Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition, London, UK
  • Country Expert: Assessment of “Knowledge Attitude and Practices on HIV, and Sexual and Reproductive Health in Ghana”. Clients: West African Health Organization (WAHO), and Health Focus GmbH, Germany.
  • Nutrition Expert: Implementation of a national assessment of ‘Food Security and Vulnerability of HIV-Affected Households in Ghana’. Clients: Ghana AIDS Commission & United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Accra, Ghana
  • Country Expert: Rapid size estimation of people who inject drugs (PWID), including HIV prevalence at the eight (8) border sites along the Abidjan Lagos corridor. Client: Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Organization through Africa Synergy Group Plus (ASG+), Cotonou, Benin
  • National Expert: Development of a Concept Paper prioritizing Ghana’s HIV prevention actions within the context of the 2020 targets. Client: UNAIDS Ghana Country Office, Accra, Ghana
  • Local Expert/Consultant. Global Fund Grant – WAPCAS (The Ghana-West Africa Program To Combat AIDS & STI). The grant aimed to strengthen the capacity of key populations’ networks to meaningfully engage and contribute to the Global Fund processes in Ghana.
  • National Expert. Development of USD 78million Ghana’s joint HIV/TB Global Fund Grant for the period 2018-2020. Client: Global Fund/ France Expertise Internationale
  • Team Leader – External Verification of The Performance-Based-Financing Scheme in Sierra Leone. Client: Sierra Leonean Ministry of Health And Sanitation, Reproductive And Child Health Project (RCHP II)
  • Consultant. Review of the design and management of the Health Partnership Scheme (HPS) in Ghana. Client, Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET), London, UK
  • Consultant – End of Project Evaluation: Improving Youth Reproductive Health in Ghana -Project- “No YAWA”. Clients: DKT International Inc, Ghana, Grameen Foundation, Mariestopes International Ghana
  • Consultant: Outcome Evaluation of Long-Lasting Insecticide (LLINS) Point Distribution Campaign in the Eastern and Volta Regions, Ghana. Client: Anglican Diocesan Development and Relief Organization (ADDRO), Bolgatanga, Ghana
  • Consultant: Development of Nutrition and Social Protection Issues Paper for Ghana. Client: National Development Planning Commission, Accra, Ghana.

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