Mr. Dela T. Ashiabor, a senior civil servant and a clinical social worker, is currently the Director of the Non – Profit Organisation Secretariat of the Republic of Ghana, the highest statutory body set up by the government to regulate the operations of the NPO sector and advise Government on the Non – Profit Organisation sector and related issues. Before assuming that role, Mr. Ashiabor was the Deputy Director of Programmes Development, Department of Social Welfare (DSW).
During the period as the head of Programmes Development, he built genuine rapport and collaboration with most NPOs and their networks including local, regional and international organisations as well as NPO professionals at all organizational levels. He served in this capacity until December 2020 when he was offered an appointment as the Director of the Non – Profit Organisation Secretariat.
He has a passion for Non Profit Organisation work and philanthropy development with particular emphasis on NPO funding, NPO sustainability and NPO Law.
He obtained a Certificate from the School of Social Work and is a product of the University of Ghana where he obtain Diploma in Social Administration, Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and Master of Philosophy in Social Work. He obtained a Post-graduate Certificate in Psychotherapy from the Tavistock and Portman Health Insurance Trust, London, UK.
He is a member of many professional organizations including the Ghana Social Workers Association, Global Social Workers, Network of Professional Social Workers and a member of the National Technical Committee on Non-Profit Organisations Legal Framework of Ghana.