Akosua Adubea Agyepong, is a graduate of the University of Ghana with a Bachelors in Family and Consumer Science and a past student of Holy Child School where she studied Home Economics. She is an Alumni of the Young African Leader’s Initiative and of the prestigious Hansen Summer Institute on Leadership and International Cooperation. She is also a Youth Fellow under the Youth Leaders Fellowship (YoLe) Programme at the UNFPA Ghana Country office, where she provides leadership and guidance to the coordination of activities of the fellows in contributing to the overall mandate of the Country Office.
Akosua, currently is the National Treasurer for the Youth Action Movement-Ghana, the youth-led and youth focused volunteer wing of Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana (PPAG) and serves on the council of PPAG as the youth representative to the council. She is also a Management team member of the Lady Foundation, where she manages the foundation’s flagship project called ‘The Pearl Safe Haven’. She also mentors junior high school children from her hometown Apam through the Avid Youthbuild Foundation and is a Youth Leaders Fellow with the United Nations Population Fund.
She has had the pleasure of volunteering and working with the Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana, UNESCO, Curious Minds, HFFG and UNFPA. These experiences have fueled her passion to see a world where the young person especially girls are giving the space to access better reproductive health services, where they are safe and are able to assert their rights.
Akosua continues to participate in various conferences and summits that seek to improve the reproductive health outcomes for underserved communities. She has spoken at the Inroads Member Gathering in Zambia and in Croatia, in 2017 and 2018 respectively. She also represented the Youth Action Movement in Nairobi at the IPPF Africa Youth Forum, where she presented the best practices from a project, she led to reduce the incidence of unhealthy behaviors on school campuses.
To crown her efforts in the area of advancing the rights of women, Akosua won a grant of 37,648.73 usd from the Australian High Commission to build what would be the only emergency shelter for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence in the capital of Ghana, which would cater for 100 survivors of SGBV annually, called the Pearl Safe Haven.
She has attended multiple United Nations-led summits and conferences including the Faith-Based Conference, the 2nd African Union Girls Summit on Ending Child Marriage, where she was the host of the opening ceremony and the African Youth SDG Summit, where she assisted in the planning and the execution of three UNFPA-led events, namely; A parliamentary forum, A sexuality café and the launch of the UNFPA fellowship.