Faustina Obeng Adomaa

Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Expert, Ghana
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)


What’s your role at AICCRA and the journey that led you here?   

I lead efforts on building capacities to scale gender responsive and transformative climate smart innovations. Together with our partners, we prioritise, customise and scale innovations that are inclusive and meet the specific needs of women, youth and other vulnerable groups.

My research is at the intersection of climate smart value chains and agrarian gender, land, and labour relations. I focus on unpacking rules in use in the food system to design and implement climate smart interventions that are gender responsive and transformative. I have a PhD in Social Science (Inclusive Value Chains) from Wageningen University, Netherlands.

Tell us why you think AICCRA can help deliver a climate-smart future for Africa?  

AICCRA is anchored on partnerships with key public and private stakeholders who are key in ensuring that climate-smart priorities become integral in policy making, and associated innovations are in the hands of end users. Building capacities with these stakeholders to prioritise and customise our innovations to the needs of vulnerable groups ensure that a climate smart future is possible and also leaves no one behind.