IMANI has been consistently ranked among the top 10 think tanks in Africa and among the top 100 worldwide, out of a pool of nearly 10,000 organisations by the prestigious University of Pennsylvania, which ranks the world’s largest and most prestigious think tank research program.
IMANI’s President is a frequent commentators in print and international broadcast media about Africa’s development including appearances on BBC, CBC, Swiss and Swedish National TV, Austrian National Radio and varied local Ghanaian media, and has been published or quoted severally in London’s Daily Telegraph, The Wall Street Journal (all three versions), Bangkok Post, Japan Times, South Africa’s Business Day, Rwanda Times, Kenya’s Business Daily, Nigeria’s This Day, Washington Times, El Mercurio (Chile), La Republica (Costa Rica),the Ottawa Citizen, the San Francisco Chronicle, Netzeitung Voice Of Germany.
IMANI’s President has been cited in the UK House of Commons’ debate on aid and development in Africa and by South Africa’s Supreme Court Judge on patents and intellectual property in 2005 and 2006 respectively. Cudjoe debated sitting Tanzanian President Mkapa on globalisation in 2007. In 2010, Cudjoe led the World Bank Ghana-Africa region‘s task to help shape the World Bank’s strategy for Africa for 2010-13. In 2010 Franklin was consulted by the U.K’s Prime Minister’s office on how to make effective use of British aid in Africa. He was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2010.
IMANI won two John Templeton Foundation awards for advancing the institutional foundations of the free and democratic society in 2006 and the inaugural $100,000 Antony & Dorian Fisher award for the most innovative and dynamic African think tank, (beating 180 think tanks across the globe to it).
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