My name is Kathy Boston-Mammah and I came from the UK in September 2011 to work at the Gender Centre as a Resource Mobilisation Advisor through the international charity VSO. When I first came here I knew something about gender inequality in Africa but nothing prepares you for the personal testimonies of the people involved.
In the UK I was a Grants Manager with over fifteen years of grant and project management experience working with the government, private business donors and a range of local and international NGOs. Now I’m looking into how the Gender Centre can diversify its income streams and move ahead in an ever changing funding climate.
In my spare time I like meeting up with friends, listening to music, and dancing; I am in an African dance group and designing Ghanaian dresses.
Name: Sharon Chinyere Chukwu
Designation: Financial/Administrative Assistant
Profile: Joined Gender Centre in July 2010. She supports the management of the organisation’s financial and administrative functions. Prior to joining Gender Centre, she worked with Apex Law Consults as an Accounts Officer. She possesses a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the Central University College, Mataheko Campus.
Name: Dorcas Coker-Appiah
Designation: Executive Director, Board of Directors
Profile: Executive Director, Female, Ghanaian, a lawyer by profession with over 20 years experience working to promote women’s rights at national, regional and international levels. Skills in organisational development, fundraising, research and writing, project management and adult training methodologies.
Name: Joana Ackah
Designation: Project Officer
Profile: Joana has a Masters Degree in Gender and Development from University of Hull in the UK. She gained experience in gender-related issues at the Ministry of Women and Children’s Affairs. Since she started working for the Gender Centre in July of 2009, she has helped to coordinate projects such as the Gender-related aspect of HIV/AIDS and Women’s susceptibility to HIV/AIDS.
Name: Joyce Lena Danquah
Designation: Project Officer
Profile: Lena has over 10 years experience in projects management in the areas of water and sanitation, gender mainstreaming and advocacy work. She has in-depth experience in working with people and organizational development. She also has rich writing as well as workshop facilitation skills.
Name: Esther Darko-Mensah
Designation: Programme Support / Documentation Officer
Profile: Documentation officer, female, Ghanaian; Higher National Diploma; 10 years experience of work on women’s human rights. Skills in faciliation and documentation.
Name: Annabelle Akuki Azu
Designation: Accounting Officer
Profile: BA in Business Administration, is a student of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA -UK). Prior to joining the Gender Centre she worked with an auditing firm where she gained competencies in analysis and preparation of financial statements. She has experience in managing not for profit organizational accounts and has skills in project financial management.
Designation: Programmes Support Officer
Profile: Holds a BA degree in Political Science and Psychology from the University of Ghana and joined the Gender Centre in October 2010 as an intern. Supports the management of the organisation’s HIV and AIDS project as well as M&E issues.
Name: Gladys Addo
Designation: Office Assistant
Profile: She provides support services to the organisation
Name: Godwin Broni