Fullname: Constance Ankoma Ohenewaa
Category: Best SDG5 Advocate of The Year
Nominee's Bio: Ohenewaa Constance Ankoma is a professional teacher and a passionate life-changing social entrepreneur; an ethical woman building a hub for Ghanaian girls and women's development. Ohenewaa is the Founding Executive Director of Erudite Women’s Empowerment Foundation(EWEF), a registered women-centered nonprofit organisation in Ghana that exists to create a better world full of opportunities for girls and young women in marginalised communities. Her organization provides economic empowerment for rural women; advocates for the leadership and inclusion of girls and young women in decision-making at all levels; and champions menstrual health awareness among schoolgirls in deprived communities to help them not miss school during their periods as a result of period poverty. Ohenewaa currently holds a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics Education from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. For her amazing contribution to the development of humanity, she was named as a Global Goodwill Ambassador to Ghana in 2018. She firmly believes that women have the potential to lead a wind of change in the African continent, and wants to be a part of that enormous transformation. Ohenewaa has plans to establish empowerment centres in Ghana and Africa at large to enable her develop more girls and women through her organisation's activities.