CIBER Focus: "Women’s Empowerment in Ghana" with Dr. Takyiwaa Manuh - October 24, 2018
Dr. Takyiwaa Manuh is Emerita Professor of African Studies at the University of Ghana. Previously, she was Professor of African Studies at the University of Ghana where she also served as Director of the Institute of African Studies between 2002 and 2009. Dr. Manuh has also been Director at the Social Development Policy Division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa in Ethiopia. She received her PhD in Anthropology from Indiana University, Bloomington, and holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Law from the University of Ghana, Legon, and the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Her research interests are in African development; women’s rights and empowerment; contemporary African migrations, and African higher-education systems, and has several publications across these areas. She has practiced as a lawyer and is active in the women’s movement in Ghana and Africa, and has served on the boards of several international, continental and national organizations. She is a Fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has received other awards including the University of Ghana’s Meritorious Service Award for 2007, Ghana’s Order of the Volta (Officer Class) in 2008, and an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Sussex, UK, in 2015.
In this edition of CIBER Focus, Dr. Manuh will share insights on the importance of women’s empowerment in
Africa, her own lifelong activism, and the women’s movement in Ghana.