Samuel Adadi Akapule is a Media and Communication Specialist with over 15 years of very rich experience in journalism and public relations. He is the Media and Communications Manager of Northern Patriots in Research and Advocacy (NORPRA) with expertise and skills in Development Communication, Social Campaign Planning and Management, Strategic and Mass Communication, Social Media Marketing and Content Analysis.
He has over the years worked with various media houses including the Ghana News Agency and Ghanaian Times. He rose to the rank of Regional Editor in the two media organizations with very impactful feature stories on a wide range of socio-economic development issues.
Akapule has made significant contribution to the development of society in his practice of professional journalism and this has been widely recognized, celebrated and honoured with several awards. Some of the awards he received are the National Best Reporter of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by Ghana Journalist Association, (2021), Best Media Practitioner in Upper East Region by the Industrial Commercial Workers Union (ICU) Ghana, (2021),National Best Reporter on Human Rights by Ghana Journalists Association (2018), National Best in Reporting on the MDGs by Ghana Journalists Association, (2015), National Best Rural Reporter by Ghana Journalists Association (2010) and Northern Regions Best Rural Reporter by Northern Region Journalists Association, (2010).
He has worked as a Media Consultant to many organizations and delivered papers on many areas including “Communication as a Tool for Development”
He is a PhD Candidate of SDD University for Integrated Development Studies and holds MPhil in Communication and Media Studies from University of Education, MA in Communication Studies from University of Cape Coast, BA in Communication Studies from Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) and Diploma in Journalism and Public Relations from GIJ