Dr. Rose Mensah-Kutin
Dr. Rose Mensah-Kutin is the Director of the Accra-based West African Regional Office of ABANTU for Development, a women’s rights organisation promoting women’s rights and gender justice in policies in Ghana, Africa and beyond. ABANTU hosts the Women’s Manifesto Coalition (WMC) and the Gender Action on Climate Change for Equality and Sustainability (GACCES) both in Ghana. She served as the Convenor of the Network for Women’s Rights in Ghana (NETRIGHT), in 2005-2009 and also provided leadership for the development of the Women’s Manifesto for Ghana (2004), a living political but non-partisan document that outlines key issues of concern to women and makes demands for addressing them.
Dr. Mensah-Kutin holds a PhD in Gender and Energy Studies from the University of Birmingham, UK. She also holds a Masters’ Degree in Development Studies from the Institute of Social Studies, The Netherlands. She attended the University of Ghana, Legon, for her first degree and for a graduate diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication.
She has carried out research and several assignments on energy, water, climate change, oil and gas from a gender justice perspective for international, regional and national agencies. She has recently received a special award namely, the Martin Luther King Jr. Award for Social Justice and Peace, 2018. This was awarded by the Ambassador of the United States of America, Robert P. Jackson at the 11th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Social Justice and Peace Award Ceremony in Accra, Ghana, on March 22, 2018.