Sarah Antwi-Boasiako - Social Development an Gender Specialist

Sarah Antwi-Boasiako - Social Development an Gender Specialist

Sarah has a wide experience in working with Civil Society Organizations including local and international non-governmental organizations in Ghana. She has a strong background in gen-der and social development, research, gender training, gender analysis/audit, gender main-streaming, advocacy for women’s right, capacity building, proposal writing, project imple-mentation, monitoring and evaluation. She also has a strong background in building the ca-pacity of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) on gender issues as well as working with survi-vors of violence/abuse and other marginalised groups such as persons with disabilities.  Sarah has a wide range of experience in workshop and conference facilitation and coordination as well as developing gender training materials.

At JMK Research Consulting Ltd, she successfully led all Gender and Development research and Training Programmes, developed gender training and other capacity building training materials. She carried out several gender trainings and researches for both government and non-governmental organisations in Ghana. She also assisted a number of NGOs to use the Logical Framework Approach to design and implement gender projects in Ghana.

She has written several successful proposals for funding for gender programmes of NGOs, developed gender policies and various capacity building programme initiatives and has conducted gen-der analysis and mainstreaming assignments for a number of civil society organisations in Ghana notable among them are Project-based participatory Gender analysis and Gender Disaggregated Baseline studies for PAGES Project of Plan Ghana, Gender Audit for the Disability Movement in Ghana, Gender Policy and Gender Strategy and Action Plan for the Ghana Federation of the Disabled (GFD) and the Ghana National Association of the Deaf, End of Project Evaluation ‘‘Empowering Women with Disabilities in Ghana” and End of Project evaluation of the European Union Food Security project of Plan Ghana. Sarah was also part of the team that designed a five year Strategic Plan (2011-2017) for the National Council on Persons with Disabilities and the Ghana Federation of the Disabled (GFD). 

At Women’s Initiative for Self-Empowerment (WISE - a women’s right NGO based in Ghana), Sarah was a Gender trainer and a Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) Coun-sellor. She was part of a team that developed a Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Protocol (for the management of survivors of violence) for UNHCR implementing partners at the Buduburam Liberia Refugee Settlement in Ghana. She also trained other UNCHR Implementing Agencies working on the Settlement to promote gender and women’s right issues. Sarah is a gender advocate and has advocated for women’s right on several platforms. She led the counselling and advocacy team of WISE to carry out various researches on gender issues affecting women and children in Ghana. She also served as a resource person on a number of gender programmes on TV and radio in Ghana.

As the programs coordinator at Women, Media and Change, Sarah facilitated the formation of a network of journalist called Africa Media and Malaria Research Network (AMMREN) in 9 African countries (Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, the Gambia, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Malawi and Gabon) to report on malaria issues which affect pregnant women and children in Africa.  She also led a team to conduct a Gender Audit in some selected public and private media houses in Ghana and presented the findings at a conference organized by the Interna-tional Federation of Journalists in Senegal.  Sarah has participated, co-facilitated and helped organize national and international seminars and conferences and has had both national as well as international exposure to gender and women’s right issues.

Sarah holds a Masters degree in  Development Studies  and a Bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of  Ghana. She also holds  Certificates in Social Accountability, Gender and Development, Sexual and Gender based Violence and Counselling, Conflict, Communication and Directive and Transformative Mediation, Issues in Trans-cultural Communication and Leadership Development.

Her interests are women’s empowerment, advocacy for women’s right, community development and research. She is an Alumni of the Women's Law and Human Rights Institute of the Ark Foundation Ghana.

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