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Press release: Four young women from across Ghana chosen as Ambassador for a Day

Ahead of the award, winner of the competition Yahaya Tipagya said: Another winner Umar Wasila also said:

In Ghana, the British High Commission in partnership International Women and Girls Strategy, as we embrace equity around the world. As an Ambassador for a Day, I have a strong desire to learn from experienced diplomats, thrive in a fast-paced and challenging environment, and develop skills that will contribute to my education and career.

Speaking ahead of the event Norwegian Ambassador, Ingrid Mollestad said:

Together, we believe the programme will help to bridge the gender inequality gap, and support the empowerment of women in Ghana. I am excited about spending the day with one of the inspiring winners, congratulations to them all. UN Women estimate that globally we will not reach gender equality in the highest positions of power for another 130 years. Across the world, the UK government is working with other nations and civil society organisations to hold Ambassador for a Day competitions.

The competition, which is now in its second year, forms part of the British High Commission’s ‘Africa Gender and Equalities Month’. Throughout March the Mission is marking and celebrating gender and equality by holding roundtables and seminars, sharing the work of partners and holding discussions to interrogate, learn from and understand more about gender and equality in today’s Ghana.

Today (Friday 17th March), the four winners: Wilhelmina Larweh, Yahaya Tipagya , Umar Wasila and Martha Allotey, will join the four Ambassadors and representatives from CAMFED, Plan International and UNFPA at the British High Commissioner’s Residence in Accra to formally announce the winners and celebrate their success.

During my shadowing experience, I am hopeful to learn about the Ambassador’s role, understand what an Ambassador does and the day to day functions at the High Commission.


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