Gilbert Borketey Boyefio is a media specialist with over a decade experience in the Ghanaian media landscape. He has worked extensively in the print media covering various beats such as human rights, court reporting, the extractive sector and parliamentary reporting.
He is the co-founder of the Parliamentary Network Africa (PNAfrica), a Parliamentary Monitoring Organisation, holding the position of Programmes Manager. Mr. Boyefio has trained journalists and civil society organisations in Ghana and other parts of Africa on parliamentary reporting and how to effectively engage with parliament. He has on numerous occasions mobilized media personnel for programmes organized by the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs (MoPA). With the support of his team and colleagues, Gilbert Borketey Boyefio spearheaded the national media campaign for the passage of the Right To Information Law (RTI Act) as the national Project Coordinator of the Media Coalition on RTI.
Gilbert holds a Diploma in Broadcast and Newspaper Reporting from the Institute of Chartered Marketing (ICM-UK); an Advanced Programme in Communication and Governance, from Knutsford University College, Ghana; a Certificate in Oil, Gas and Mining (OGM) Media Training Programme, from Thomas Reuters Foundation, UK, the African Centre for Media Excellence in Uganda, and Revenue Watch Institute, UK; a Certificate on Freedom and Responsibility in the Media, from the International Institutes for Journalism of InWEnt, Germany; a Certificate in Data and Investigative Journalism in the extractive sector, from Penplusbyte, Ghana; a Certificate on International Criminal Law and Justice Training for Journalists, from the African Centre of International Criminal Justice (ACICJ), GIMPA Law School, amongst others.
He is a certified Cashew Master Trainer with a Certificate in Cashew Master Training from the Competitive Cashew Initiative (ComCashew) and the African Cashew Alliance (ACA). Prior to joining PNAfrica, he worked with many media houses in Ghana and Nigeria; occupying key positions. He is the Country Bureau Chief of Orient Energy Review magazine, an oil and gas magazine published in Nigeria. Previous to that appointment, Gilbert was the editor of Offshore Ghana, a specialized oil and gas magazine published in Accra, and Editor of Oil & Gas Ghana magazine, also published in Accra.
Other key positions that he has held in the media landscape include, Editor of the Royal Mail newspaper, and the legal and human rights correspondent for The Statesman newspaper. Gilbert also had a stint as a reporter and newscaster at Channel R FM from 2005 to 2006. He started his career as an intern at The Defender newspaper in 2005. He is currently the National Vice President of the Anglican Young People’s Association (AYPA) and has a strong passion for youth activism, giving back to society and the promotion of good and open governance.