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 the coordinator for the CSOs Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) Feminist Group (CPDE FG) Africa.
Cynthia is a passionate women’s rights advocate dedicated to the promotion of women’s rights, gender equality and social justice for all. She has about 10 years of experience in undertaking research, project design and coordination and monitoring and evaluation.
As a Programme Officer, Cynthia is responsible for managing NETRIGHT’s work programme on Economic Justice. She works directly with women and their groups in finding innovative methods to help address women’s livelihood issues. She coordinates projects on Women’s Livelihoods, Agriculture and Land with specific focus on Rural Women Farmers, Agriculture, and land commercialisation.
Her passion as a women’s rights advocate is to contribute to addressing structural and systemic challenges that have created barriers inhibiting women and girls from enjoying their economic rights in Ghana. Cynthia holds a Master’s degree in Development Studies and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with Sociology from the University of Ghana.
Efia is currently the Communications Officer at NETRIGHT involved in effectively engaging stakeholders using innovative digital technologies through traditional and new media spaces as well as leading in advocacy under projects in the organization.
She is a professional Broadcast Journalist, Public Relations Practitioner, Online Marketer, Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Promoter and a Customer Service Expert with over ten years of professional experience. Ms. Aboagye is looking to expand her knowledge in the field of project management, development communication, social research using new digital technologies.
She has an MA in Communication Studies from the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Ghana, a Bachelors in Communication Studies (Public Relations option) from the Ghana Institute of Journalism and a Diploma in Journalism from the Ghana Institute of Journalism. Ms. Aboagye is a fellow of the Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) Canada and Africa Women in Journalism Project (awjp) working to promote human rights, gender equality and women’s rights.