Christine Dowuona-Hammond - Board Chair

Christine Dowuona-Hammond is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Ghana. She is a graduate of the University of Ghana and holds an LLM degree from the University of Michigan, U.S.A. Christine Dowuona-Hammond practiced law with the corporate law firm Vidal L. Buckle & Co from 1991 to 1998. She has since been involved in legal consultancy, specializing in Corporate Law; Contract Law, and Negotiation and Property Law. As a Legal Consultant, Christine Dowuona-Hammond has undertaken extensive research projects and conducted studies supported by the World Bank, UNDP, DANIDA, GTZ, the Government of Ghana, and the Carnegie Foundation.

She has published widely in a range of areas including Contract Law, Consumer Protection Law, Land Law and Policy, Succession Law, and Property Rights of Women. As an expert in Contract Law and Negotiation, Christine Dowuona-Hammond served as a member of the Legal Committee of the Government Negotiation Team for the renegotiation of the Volta Aluminium Company (VALCO) Agreements in 2002. 

Christine Dowuona-Hammond has also served as a member of the Government Negotiating Team responsible for the review and re-negotiation of specific Government contracts on behalf of the Ministry of Trade and Industry. Christine Dowuona-Hammond is currently responsible for the teaching of Contract Law and Commercial Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ghana and serves on the Editorial Committee of the University of Ghana Law Journal. She has been a Researcher at the Family and Development Project, based at the University of Ghana, and a member of a team of lawyers and social scientists, which worked on the research project: Women and Law in West Africa, at the Faculty of Law, University of Ghana. She has been a Visiting Researcher and Lecturer in Universities in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the U.S

She is currently a member of a Team of Research Consultants engaged by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on its project, Harmonization of Business Laws in Non-OHADA States, for the compilation and harmonization of business laws in Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and The Gambia. She was the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Ghana Reinsurance Company from September 2001 to December 2008.