Akosua is the deputy Convenor of NETRIGHT. Akosua is an Associate Professor at the University of Ghana and is currently the Head of Department of Sociology at the University of Ghana.
Akosua holds a doctorate degree in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Broadly, her research interests are in the area of gender, globalization and the changing nature of work in the Ghanaian context. Over the past decade, she has investigated the implications of global economic policies for Ghanaian female traders of global consumer goods, Ghanaian female factory workers, Ghanaian domestic workers and currently Ghanaian trainees for oil sector jobs. She was also a member of the Research Consortium on Pathways of Women’s Empowerment, a DFID-funded project.
As part of that project, she studied change and continuity in the lives of three generations of Ghanaian women. At the University of Ghana, she serves on various committees of the Centre for Gender Studies and Advocacy (CEGENSA) and is chair of the research committee of the Centre. She is also a member of the Ghana Studies Council and the African Studies Association, USA. In addition to being a steering committee member of NETRIGHT, she is a patron of the Ark Foundation, a Ghanaian NGO that works with survivors of domestic violence.
NETRIGHT is grateful to the organisations and individual who have supported our work consistently over the years.