Mawuli DakeThird Millennium Foundation
...ICTE: ICTE International Guest: Mawuli Dake
...Mawuli Dake is a leading African human rights advocate and an ardent gender/ social justice activist with extensive grassroots cum international exposure.He currently serves as Programs Manager for The WIELD Foundation- an African women's leadership and advocacy initiative that he helped founded in 2004.
will be working with partners from Harvard
, Rutgers University
and other experts in the city of New York including ICTE staff to develop a world-class curriculum for the new summer institute.He
also hopes to develop and strengthen partnership with various stakeholders for his
With academic background in International Law and Human Rights combined with his
outstanding professional and social passion for human rights, Mawuli
has initiated and led a wide range of human rights, development, and social justice initiatives in Africa and internationally.He has served as a consultant to a number of groups including UN and international human rights bodies such as UNHCHR, UNIFEM and WANEP.
In recent years, he
has been involved in international advocacy for human rights at the UN
level, and is also involved in the civil society movement in Ghana and the African Diaspora.Mawuli
was instrumental in founding leading human rights organizations and networks (Including WISE-Ghana and The National Coalition on Domestic Violence Legislation) and has provided capacity and strategy development training for various organizations in Africa and the United States. Mawuli
volunteered as elections monitor in the 2000 historic presidential elections in Ghana and as an observer in the 2004 US elections.He
is s a recent graduate of the prestigious Columbia University Human Rights Advocates Program and 2001 Caux Scholar.For over two years, Mawuli was the Host of "The Big Issue", a weekly radio discussion program on women's rights and social justice issues.He
hails from Ziavi, a small, but vibrant village in the Volta Region of Ghana.