Dr. Steve Manteaw is a policy analyst with the Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC). He has wide range experience in policy research and advocacy. He facilitated the multi-stakeholder preparatory workshop (Mankessim Forum) towards the first ever Oil for Development Conference in Ghana, following the country’s Jubilee oil discovery, and chaired the governance session of the conference. He has since been involved in several projects and programmes at both national and continental levels, aimed at improving natural resource governance in natural resource-dependent African countries.
Dr Manteaw serves on several national boards and committees, including the Ghana Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (GHEITI), whose National Steering Committee he co-chairs. He is also a member of the National Steering Committee of the Open Governance Partnership Initiative hosted by the Public Sector Reform Secretariat; the Senchi Forum Implementation Advisory Committee hosted by the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC), and a member of the adjudicating committee of the 2015 Ghana Mining Industry Awards.
Dr Manteaw also chairs the Civil Society Platform on Oil and Gas; Convenes the Ghana chapter of Publish What You Pay, a global campaign for transparency in the generation and use of extractive sector revenues, and was the pioneering chair of the Africa Regional chapter of the campaign. He has also served as a member of the World Bank Extractive Industries Advisory Group in Washington.