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Patricia Blankson Akakpo

Patricia is the Programme Manager and team leader of the Secretariat. She holds a B.A in Political Science with Philosophy; MA in Development Studies with specialization in Human Resource and Employment; and Gender Studies; and a diploma in Development Leadership. She previously worked with the trades unions in Ghana from 1986 to 2000 and was the Head of Women's Desk of the Timber and Woodworkers' Union of TUC from 1994-2000. Patricia joined NETRIGHT in 2003; she has over twenty years working experience in gender and development. Her research and advocacy interests are women and livelihood issues; social protection and informal workers; natural resources with focus on land, oil and gas; and social (women) movements. She has worked with women in farming, fishing and oil-fringed communities including market women/traders and women workers. Patricia is a member of the Steering Committee of the Women's Manifesto Coalition of Ghana (WMC), member of Gender Action for Climate Change for Equality and Sustainability (GACCES). She represents NETRIGHT on the Women's Working Group on Financing for Development (WWG on FfD) and the Women's Major Group (WMG). She is a Co-Chair of CSOs Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) representing the feminist sector.

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Joyce Nyame

Joyce is a Programme Officer. She holds an MA in Development Studies with a specialization in Human Rights, Gender and Conflict Studies and a BA in Linguistics and Theatre Arts. She is a self-motivated, organised and dynamic individual. She joined NETRIGHT in 2009 and has over three years' experience in gender issues and advocacy. Her research and advocacy interests include gender and development, youth and development, disability and gender, and women's economic empowerment.

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Amba Duaa Mensah-Forson

Amba holds an MPhil in Sociology and BA in Sociology with Philosophy from the University of Ghana. Her research focused on the Changing nature of orphan-care in Ghana. Her research involvements over the years have covered reproductive health of adolescent girls, water and sanitation and nutrition among nursing mothers. As an area of interest, she concentrates on gender and development and currently focuses on the gender dimensions in the oil and gas sector in Ghana. She joined NETRIGHT in 2013.

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Cynthia Sunu

Cynthia is a Programme Officer. She holds an MA in Development Studies and BA in Political Science with Sociology from the University of Ghana. Her research focused on Land and farm-based livelihoods in Ghana. She joined NETRIGHT in 2016 and has about 5 years experience in research focusing on social and economic development. She is interested in the empowerment of the youth, women and the vulnerable in society.

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Samuel Pappoe


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