Netroots Nation: Speaker/Trainer Profile

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Juana Akumoah Boateng

Board member
Students for Sensible Drug Policy

Juana A. Boateng is a young activist and a 2017/2018 young diplomat of Ghana, a YALI RLC fellow 2016 and the former country leader for students for sensible drug policy Ghana until She joined SSDP Board of directors in April 2017. She educates young people on the harmful effects of drugs and launched an annual open forum last year to engage stakeholders and young people in the country on the effect of drugs and the importance of rehabilitation. The launch was spearheaded by the Colombia Ambassador and had some lawyers, academia and medical practitioners engaging with participants. She works as a communication executive to the former president of Ghana , H.E Jerry John Rawlings. Juana is also a youth MP for Ablekuman West constituency for the Youth parliament of Ghana 2017 which is a youth group focused on promoting national policy and enforcing change in our societies. Ms. Boateng was the focal person for Women situation room and UNDP during the 2016 elections and also a columnist in the business and financial time newspaper where she writes a weekly article on health and human rights. She launched a website this year juanaboateng.com to talk on issues in Ghana. She studied arts and design at Ho polytechnic and went further to Regent University to study Human Development and psychology due to her passion for advocacy work. 

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