Jemila Abdulai

Writer, Digital Strategist, and Policy Consultant in Ghana

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Jemila is the creative director and editor of the multiple award-winning Circumspecte.com; a digital platform and company dedicated to meaningful insights, interaction and creative action related to Africa and Africans. An economist by training and a self-proclaimed wordsmith, she has been writing since the age of 10 and uses digital technologies to explore the nuances and interactions between African culture, policy, philosophy and human-interest issues.

Jemila excels at creating content, connections and conversations. As a media and international development professional she combines her business, communications and project management expertise with her strong passion. She works with Africa-oriented brands, companies and organizations like the African Development Bank and the World Bank Group to leverage digital content and tools. Alongside her work in policy and communications, Jemila creates and delivers engaging and interactive digital skills trainings for professionals, SMEs and entrepreneurs on using social media and other digital resources effectively. She delivered the first LinkedIn training in Ghana during Social Media Week Accra 2017.

A TEDx Speaker and Future of Ghana Top 30 Under 30 honoree, she has written for Devex, Global Voices and the LSE Africa Blog, alongside features on Al-Jazeera, BBC, DeutscheWelle, This Is Africa and Thought Catalog. More recently, Jemila has applied her people and storytelling skills to film. She secured her MA in International Economics and International Affairs from Johns Hopkins SAIS, and a B.A. in Economics and French from Mount Holyoke College. Jemila speaks French fluently and has worked in over 10 countries, the majority of which are African. You can find her tweeting up a storm on Twitter: @jabdulai.

  • Work
    • Circumspecte
  • Education
    • MA - International Economics & African Studies, Johns Hopkins SAIS
    • BA - Econoimcs & French, Mount Holyoke College
    • SSCE - Wesley Girls' High School