Pathways West Africa Hub is led by the Centre for Gender Studies and Advocacy (CEGENSA) at the University of Ghana. Working with regional partners its research focuses on issues in Ghana, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.

The hub’s three Anglophone West African focus countries share significant cultural commonalities, yet have markedly different contemporary histories. The research takes as its starting point the dissonance between narratives of women’s empowerment that drive international development policy and women’s lived experience in this region.

Featured Research Projects


The West Africa Hub is based at:

The Centre for Gender Studies and Advocacy, University of Ghana

Centre for Gender Studies and Advocacy (CEGENSA)
University of Ghana
PO Box LG 73
Legon, Accra


Akofa Ampofo Adomako
Nana Akua Anyidoho
Awo Mana Asiedu
Bibi Bakare Yusuf (independent publisher)
Akosua Darkwah
Takyiwaa Manuh (ECA)


Charmaine Pereira (IWSN)

Sierra Leone:

Hussaina Abdullah (Independent Consultant)
Aisha Fofana Ibrahim (University of Sierra Leone)
Jamesina King (University of Sierra Leone)