Euphemia Akos Dzathor is the Operations Manager at West Africa Center for Peace Studies. She is a Development Practitioner with expertise in the areas of Women’s Empowerment, Gender, Peace and Security and holds a Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) Degree in Adult Education from University of Ghana. She also has a Bachelor of Language Education from the University of Education in Winneba.
She is also the Queenmother (Traditional Leader) of Alavanyo Deme in the Hohoe Municipality of the Volta Region in Ghana where she is at the forefront of the community’s development. She has keen interest in promoting Education and issues pertaining to the advancement of women and children.
She has 20 years of experience working in development NGOs. Ten years of this experience have been in managing peacebuilding and women’s empowerment programmes and projects at the continental, national and community levels.
Her work mainly focused on the thematic areas of women’s human rights, peace and security as well as community development. In addition she has designed and implemented capacity building programs to promote leadership qualities of women and the promotion of sustainable peace in 36 countries across four sub regions in Africa.
Her notable achievements include leading the development of the Ghana National Action Plan on Women Peace and Security and the development of a Gender Policy for the Ghana Police Service.
She is an active member of the Women Peace and Security Working Group in Ghana and the President of the Ghana chapter the Network on Peace and Security for Women in the ECOWAS Space (NOPSWECO-Gh.)
Globally, she is recognized as one of the experts in the implementation of UN Security Council Resolutions on Women Peace and Security and has participated in several international meetings on these instruments thus becoming a member of the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP).
In February 2020 was nominated and recognized by the UN and AU as one of 20 African women for their role in promoting Women Peace and Security on the continent and was featured in a commemorative book titled “20 Years 20 Stories” to mark 20 years of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women Peace and Security.