Professor Mba is an Associate Professor of Population Studies at the University of Ghana and currently the Director for Research and Academic Planning at the Association of African Universities, based in Accra, Ghana. He holds a B.Sc. in Statistics from the University of Ilorin, Nigeria, and M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Population Studies from the Regional Institute for Population Studies, University of Ghana, Legon.
He has a rich career as an academic and professional researcher, having carried out and coordinated a plethora of international and national research studies on population trends, health and population, aging, and poverty trends across the African continent.