West Africa Hub
The West Africa Hub is based at the Centre for Gender Studies and Advocacy, University of Ghana.
Convenor: Takyiwaa Manuh
Centre for Gender Studies and Advocacy (CEGENSA)
University of Ghana
P.O.Box LG 73
See also http://www.pathwaysghana.blogspot.com/ for news from the Team
Akosua Adomako Ampofo
Akofa Anyidoho (Programme Administration and Communications)
Nana Akua Anyidoho
Awo Mana Asiedu
Initiative for Women’s Studies in Nigeria
Bibi Bakare Yusuf
University of Sierra Leone
Aisha Fofana Ibrahim
Hussainatu Abdullah (Independent Researcher based in Dakar)
This research strategy focuses on three Anglophone West African countries (Ghana, Nigeria and Sierra Leone) that share significant cultural commonalities, yet have markedly different contemporary histories. Research takes as its starting point the dissonance between narratives of women’s empowerment that drive international development policy and women’s lived experience in this region.
The hub works with popular culture, policy makers and women themselves to identify and track conceptions of empowerment through policies to beneficiaries, exploring how projects generated by particular conceptions of empowerment play out in practice.
Our research in Sierra Leone is funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs under our Pathways of Women's Empowerment in Countries in Crisis project.