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Gender Policy and Children’s Rights Advisor

Ms. Rebecca Owusua Ama Ampaw (R.O.A.A.)

 Rebecca Owusua Ampaw is the Gender Policy and Children’s Rights Advisor at West Africa Centre for Peace Studies, (WACPS) an organisation that seeks to promote Culture of Peace in Africa. Some of her qualities include: pasionate professional teacher, gender and feminist champion with solid history in child nurturing; motivated leader and role model with strong organizational and prioritization ability. Area of expertise include teaching and facilitation, Child Rights advocate, security and gender expertise.  She is skilled in research, analytical thinking and report writing

Other technical and soft skills Ms. Ampaw holds are: a hands-on statistical and mathematical analysis; Information Communication Technology (ICT), education and training skill; decision making with patience, integrity and respect for diversity; good interpersonal relations; learning strategies; public safety and security; psychology and organizational behaviour. She reflects a varied personality including ambitious, generous and thoughtful. 

Ms. Ampaw is a renown gender activist and research fellow at Sia Global Leadership Foundation, a non-profit Christian foundation where they provide Godly leadership training to the youth and community leaders across the globe. She doubles her duties with WACPS as Head of Mathematics Department, La Presbyterian Senior High School, where she serves as a teacher and a role model; creating avenues for young individuals to develop their talents and instil in them a culture of peace drawn from WACPS. She is also an active member of a working group on women, peace and security, Ghana. 

 Her research interests include impact of educational migrants on the country of origin, a case study of returned Ghanaian educational migrants, post conflict reconstruction and development, child rights advocacy, peace and security. She has been involved in a research on human security implication on school dropout, women’s right and reproductive health.

Ampaw qualifications are as follows:

  • Master of Art in Gender, Peace and Security from Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC), a constituent University of Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA)
  • Bachelor of Education in Mathematics from the University of Education, Winneba.
  • A 3year Post-secondary Teacher’s Certificate in Education from Presbyterian College of Education, Akropong Akuapem.