Afua B. Ansre is currently the National Programme Coordinator of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women). Before joining UN Women, Afua worked in the Human Development Team of the UK Department for International Development (DfID) here in Ghana.
She has also worked in various reputable organisations such as the National Development Planning Commission in Ghana as a Senior Policy Analyst, SNV- Netherlands Development Organisation as a Gender Specialist and the America Peace Corps as a training Coordinator. She was also a Research Associate at the IDPM, University of Manchester in the UK.
Afua is a keen development practitioner and has worked as a trainer, a policy analyst, a planner, a programmer, an evaluator and an administrator/manager. Her knowledge of development issues spans over several sectors – health, education, water and sanitation, HIV and AIDS, community and rural development and other related sectors. Her knowledge has been deepened and broadened by her work in the field of gender and development which spans across her entire work life.
Afua is involved in several other informal activities. She was a member of the Society for Women and AIDS in Africa (SWAA) Ghana Chapter, a member of the Africa Global Link Projects and she is also imparting to young women in her community in basic literacy and numeracy skills. She was educated at Achimota School and the University of Ghana, Legon in Accra, Ghana. She has an MSc (Econs.) in Social Development Planning and Management from the University of Swansea, Wales in the UK.