Daasebre Professor (Emeritus) Emmanuel Oti Boateng (known in private life as Dr. Emmanuel Oti Boateng), is a renowned African Traditional Ruler, a global authority in statistics, Chancellor of All Nations University and recipient of several national and international awards including a recognition as one of the greatest minds of the 21st century by the American Biographical Institute.
He holds the degrees of Bachelor of Science with honours in Economics from the University of Ghana, Master of Science in Statistics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Statistics from the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom.
He occupied the high office of Ghana’s Government Statistician with distinction for a record period of nearly eighteen years (1982 – 2000). As Government Statistician, he successfully conducted the 1984 population census of Ghana amid great challenges of an entire country under military curfew.
In March 1987, Daasebre was elected the first African Chairman of the United Nations Statistical Commission. He was again elected the first African Chairman of the International Conference of Labour Statisticians at its 15th Session in Geneva in 1993. For sixteen years, 2003 to 2018 inclusive, Daasebre served as a United Nations Commissioner on the International Civil Service Commission, representing Africa south of the Sahara.
As Traditional Ruler, Daasebre has remarkably strengthened the New Juaben Traditional Council as a local institution for the prosperity of the people. He institutionalised the first traditional festival in post-independence Ghana – the Akwantukese or the Great Migration – which brings into contemporary prominence a missing but critical and major event of Asante history in Ghana.
Daasebre has over one hundred technical publications to his credit in the areas of population and health, statistics, governance, disaster management, economics and policy issues.
Daasebre has written six books including Barack Obama- Africa’s Gift to the World, and AKWANTUKESE Festival 2017. His three-volume series, “Development In Unity Volumes I, II, & III”, completed in January 2019, is a compendium of his research works and exploits spanning over four decades written to revolutionize development thoughts and inspire a new generational philosophy of development.
His latest book, Implementing the Root-based Development, presents a practical implementation plan for his award-winning Root-based development (RBD) and the results of the first baseline-survey conducted under the model in 2020 to ensure sustainable community development.