Dr. Rose Mensah-Kutin is the Director of the Accra-based West African Regional Office of ABANTU for Development, a women’s rights organisation promoting gender responsiveness in policies in Ghana, Africa and beyond. ABANTU hosts the Women’s Manifesto Coalition (WMC) and the Gender Action on Climate Change for Equality and Sustainability (GACCES) both in Ghana. She served as the Convenor of the Network for Women’s Rights in Ghana (NETRIGHT), in 2005-2009 and also provided leadership for the development of the Women’s Manifesto for Ghana (2004), a living political but non-partisan document that outlines key issues of concern to women and makes demands for addressing them.
Dr. Mensah-Kutin holds a Ph.D in Gender and Energy Studies from the University of Birmingham, UK. She also holds a Masters’ Degree in Development Studies from the Institute of Social Studies, The Netherlands. She attended the University of Ghana, Legon, for her first degree and for a graduate diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication.
She has carried out several assignments on energy, water, climate change, oil and gas from a gender perspective for international, regional and national agencies. She has also trained high level policy makers on gender in energy policy, planning and implementation processes.
She serves on the Advisory Board of the International Gender and Sustainable Energy Network (ENERGIA) based in the Netherlands. At the national level, she chairs the Zoomlion Foundation (ZF) which is a private waste management company, and the Ghana Trades and Livelihoods Coalition (GTLC) a civil society organization on agriculture.