Anita Ampofoa (Adomako) Amoako-Gyimah (Mrs)

Anita is a seasoned development and management professional with over 15 years of experience in programme management, administration, planning, coordination, and project execution, as well as a diverse background in NGO management, communications and media relations.

She is currently the Country Director at Projects Abroad, Ghana – a leading International Volunteer Organisation operating in more than 30 countries. She is a council member of the Presbyterian University Ghana, as well as the Alumni President of the Presbyterian University Ghana. Anita, is also a Committee Member of the Ghana Integrated Aluminium Development Corporation (GIADEC) and the Founder of Care for Society Network International – a community-based organization.

Ms. Adomako holds BSc Business Administration from the Presbyterian University, Ghana and two masters’ degrees in Public Administration and Community Development Leadership from Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) and Yonsei University in South Korea respectively. Anita has a long list of certificates and diplomas in addition to the degrees indicated above including a Diploma in Journalism and Public Relations and Project Management.

In the past 16 years, Ms Adomako has worked on various projects including the Mondelez International Cocoa Life Initiative (Cadbury Ghana) from 2011 to 2015 and 2018. She worked as a Consultant, Special Projects 2018, Project Manager Communications, Documentation, and Special Projects 2013 to 2015, and Project Manager Business Development and Special Projects 2011 to 2013. She oversaw the programme’s administrative, financial, human resource management, and operational activities to achieve the programme’s strategic goals. She later worked with USAID/Feed the Future Agricultural Policy Support Project (2015/2016) as a Policy Communications and Media Relations professional where she oversaw policy execution, contract management, communications, branding, and vendor management. Among the organisations with which she has worked are South Korea’s Korea Saemaul Undong Center, Tree Global International, Conterra Ltd, Shinsung Engineering & Construction Company, and Ghana Broadcasting Corporation. Anita is currently the Ghana Country Director for Projects Abroad.

Anita has worked and devoted her life to volunteering for many humanitarians causes as well as community pro bono services in bridging the gap between urban and rural education, poverty alleviation, and other areas over the past 20 years.

She has interacted with over 70,000 children and 2,000 women and girls in over 300 cocoa and non-cocoa communities around Ghana during her volunteering service with Care for Society Network International. Anita has created child-centred activities such as reading clubs and youth mentorship projects, as well as the current Ɔbaa Nhwesoɔ Initiative project (Woman mentoring girl project). She has advocated for the prevention of child labour in cocoa communities, as well as the promotion of children’s welfare and mentoring, on a variety of venues. She has also mobilised women to organise women’s groups and arrange initiatives for them such as skill training, livelihood, and financial empowerment.

During the climax of COVID-19, when schools were closed, she organised a complementary education for children in several rural areas through a community radio and information centre learning programme. Over 60,000 youngsters from Abuakwa South Municipal Assembly and ten neighbouring district assemblies were included in the project. Municipal quizzes, debates, and rallies are among the other events.

Her desire to engage with and promote rural development, particularly that of children, women, and girls, is not new, but she sees herself as a conduit for bridging the divide between rural and metropolitan areas in terms of academics, social exposure, and entire confidence. As a result, she has engaged in leadership and volunteer activities that help to bring about positive change in rural Ghana and the diaspora.