Yvette Dzakpasu is passionate about using the law to work toward sustainable peace and development for local communities while advancing human rights generally and women’s rights in particular. Yvette joins us from the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) where she assisted with strategic planning of WILPF’s global programmes and conducted legal research.
Yvette received her master’s in Law from Columbia University where she focused on International Law and Human Rights while working in the legal team at the Permanent Mission of Ghana to the United Nations. She is Ghanaian and studied in the UK, obtaining her undergraduate degree in Law from the London School of Economics. She is a qualified lawyer admitted to practise in England and Wales and previously worked as a finance lawyer for an international law firm in its London and Madrid offices.
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Yvette Dzakpasu, GEN Advocacy Director, attended the Talanoa Dialogue on behalf of the GEN Advocacy Working Group, which also includes Executive Director Kosha Joubert and Main UN Representative Rob Wheeler. Yvette filed this report for the event: The Talanoa Dialogue took place in Bonn, Germany on 6 May 2018, bringing the traditional Fijian storytelling tool to the UN Climate Change policy process. As described by the UN, “the purpose of Talanoa is to share stories, build empathy and to … Read more
Sarah runs the Kumasi Institute of Tropical Agriculture (KITA) Green Market. She co-ordinates with the farmers in the area and ensures that they are growing by organic methods. Most of the farmers around have received training in sustainable farming from KITA. Sarah gets orders from the community and KITA buys produce such as lettuce, cucumber and green peppers from their farmers. Kwame is co-ordinating an upcycling project. The average Ghanaian drinks 4 sachets of water a day. The plastic … Read more