Vanessa Amoako

Diversity and Inclusion Professional, Development Research Consultant, and Writer in Ghana

Vanessa Amoako

Diversity and Inclusion Professional, Development Research Consultant, and Writer in Ghana

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Vanessa is an advocate for the education and development of African youth and remains active in the pursuit of knowledge to address the challenge of educational inequality and low-quality education in Africa.

She is committed to working in higher education because she enjoys the opportunities the field presents in helping her to provide support for others to grow and make an impact in the world.

In her current role as the Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator at her alma mater, Ashesi University, Vanessa works to secure equal educational opportunities for all students while ensuring a more inclusive and globally competitive path for higher education on the continent in enrolling, retaining, and graduating more students from underrepresented groups.

She previously worked as Content Coordinator responsible for planning and executing content and marketing strategy for Academic City College, Teaching and Research Assistant at Ashesi University, and Editor-in-Chief at siro360 (an online platform dedicated to telling stories about Africa from the perspectives of Africans).

Vanessa holds an M.A. (with distinction) in International Relations and Diplomacy from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration and a BSc. (with honors) in Business Administration from Ashesi University.

When she is not working, you will find her writing creative fiction and non-fiction pieces for her blog, coaching and mentoring young people, or conducting research (in diversity and inclusion, youth education in Africa, refugee and forced migration, African development, human rights, and gender equality).

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  • Work
    • Ashesi University
  • Education
    • GIMPA (Graduate Degree)
    • Ashesi University (Undergraduate Degree)