Jemila Abdulai

Digital Policy Consultant, Digital Skills Trainer, and Writer in Ghana

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Jemila Abdulai is the creator of; an award-winning digital platform for meaningful insights, interaction and creative action related to Africa(ns). An economist and Ghana’s 2021 Digital Skills Champion, Jemila excels at creating impactful content, courses, connections, conversations and experiences.

Through her engaging career and digital skills workshops, Jemila has guided over 2,000 Africans to leverage digital skills and tools for their brands and businesses. A digital transformation consultant and strategist, she provides research, strategy and policy advisory services for Africa-oriented organisations looking to thrive with digital. Jemila received the ‘Digital Skills Champion’ award for Ghana by the Digital Equality Coalition in 2021 for over a decade’s work in promoting digital transformation. In 2020, the Millennium Excellence Foundation under the patronage of Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II honored her with the ‘2020 President’s Youth Prize for Excellence in Digital Media’. She was also recognized as Ghana’s ‘most influential female blogger’ and one of Ghana’s top 50 most influential youth in 2018 by Avance Media.

A TEDx Speaker, Jemila is a published author, public speaker and host of a TV show on food cultures and climate change in Africa. She has an M.A. in International Economics and International Affairs from Johns Hopkins SAIS, and a B.A. in Economics and French from Mount Holyoke College, both in the United States. She speaks French, has visited over 30 countries, including living in 10 primarily African nations. Jemila enjoys global cuisine, coaching, nurturing Africa-Diaspora relations, fitness and good design. Connect with Jemila at

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