Nana Asantewa Afadzinu
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Nana Asantewa Afadzinu

Nana Asantewa Afadzinu
Executive Director, West Africa Civil Society Institute (WASCI)

Nana Asantewa Afadzinu is the Executive Director of the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI),


With over 2 decades in the Civil Society, Nana holds an LLB and BL, from the University of Ghana and the Ghana School of Law.


She has previously worked with the Commercial Law Firm, Hesse and Larsey, African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights in Banjul, and the African Society of International and Comparative Law in Accra.


Through her works, she spearheaded the establishment of a legal division for the Women’s Initiative for Self-Empowerment (WISE) and volunteered as a WISE legal counsel. She was the Coordinator of the National Coalition on Domestic Violence Legislation in Ghana and is a member of the Ghana Bar Association (GBA).


She joined the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) as Governance Program Officer in 2005 and was OSIWA’s Country Coordinator in Nigeria from 2006 to 2008. From September 2008 to 2009, Nana was the Regional Policy Advisor for IBIS West Africa before joining the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) in 2010 as the Executive Director.

She was listed in the second publication of 100 Most Influential African Women in 2020 by Avance Media.