The African Women Advocacy Project was founded with the goal of serving as a voice and advocate for women's leadership in Africa.


2015 Women Empowerment Project: Solution To End Poverty

Date: 17th May 2015
Venue: Lakpleku, Dangme West District

African Women Advocacy Project (AWAP) organized a women empowerment project with the goal of alleviating poverty in May 2015. The theme for the program was “Let’s learn some trade”. The venue selected for the training program was Lakpleku. Read more here.




Teacher Training

Expanding on the January workshop, a three-day training will be held at St. John's Preparatory School for ~50 teachers from Pokuase, Nsawam, Berekuso and Accra.



Nicholas Pfosi / The Tufts Daily

International experts discuss origins of Boko Haram, solutions to conflict

Dr. Iyabo Obasanjo, the former Senator and State Commissioner of Health for Nigeria, speaks during the Understanding Boko Haram panel in ASEAN Auditorium on March 10.





Past Events

Teacher Training

Board member Connie Chow, assisted by members of the Ghana Education Service Science Education Unit, conducted a training for 25 teachers from 6 schools in the Ga West District. This training prepares teachers to run hands-on science clubs in their schools for girls. January 29th, 2015. Read more here.





Africana Conference

Dr. Iyabo Obasanjo will be on the governance panel of the 2nd annual Africana Conference held by the Fletcher School at Tufts University.
The conference will be held Friday February 20, 2015.


Photos are by Masafumi Kawakami, who taveled to Tanzania from the
Social Hearts Foundation in Japan. Click here to see more.

Japan-Africa Project

These pictures are from AWAPs work in collaboration with Social Hearts Foundation of Japan to give handmade items (clothing and bracelets) made by elderly people of Otuschi, a town devastated by Tsunami in 2011 to children in an orphanage in Tanzania. It helps the elderly in the oldest population in the world in Japan help the orphans in a children's home in a country with one of the youngest population in the world connect and value each other. We plan to expand this collaboration to other African countries. Giving the elderly a purpose and a gift in helping others and the children have Christmas presents and a view to another far away and that people care.

October 21, 2014
Dr. Iyabo Obasanjo is a panelist for the workshop Human Trafficking, Forced Labor, and Exploitation at the University of Connecticut UNESCO Chair & Institute of Comparative Human Rights 15th Annual International Human Rights Conference.

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Fostering Girls Leadership Through Education

Dr. Iyabo Obasanjo moderated the United Nations Association of Greater Boston #Bring Back our Girls series event.

June 2-3, 2014 Global Leadership Program 2014 in Toyko, Japan

AWAP was represented at the Global Leadership Program 2014 in Toyko, Japan by Founder Dr. Iyabo Obasanjo. On this visit Dr. Obasanjo traveled to Otuschi, a town heavily affected by the tsunami and earthquake in 2011, where she visited two elderly care centers and gave talks on Africa.

Report from Program | Video from GLP 2014 | Pictures from GLP 2014

May 13, 2014

The Impact of Education on the Lives of Girls in the African Context, welcome remarks and Introduction by Dr. Iyabo Obasanjo.


May 6, 2014

A Discussion on Leadership in the African Context



Lectures and Articles

Star Island

Memorial Church

BU African Presidential Center

Harvard African Development Conference