Mrs. Joana Foster

Name: Mrs. Joana Foster

Ms. Foster was educated in Ghana and the United Kingdom and is qualified to practice as a lawyer in both countries. A social activist for over 30 years, Joana Foster has worked most of her adult life in the United Kingdom as a law lecturer in various colleges and a practicing lawyer specializing in immigration law, divorce, welfare rights (housing and labour rights). In her spare time, Ms. Foster gave free legal advice to clients in various women’s’ and ethnic centres. Over the last 10 years, she has been working in Africa first as a Country Director for CUSO in Ghana, then as a Regional Coordinator for Women in Law and Development in Africa (WiLDAF) and was based in the headquarters in Zimbabwe. She is a co-founder of the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) – the first Africa-wide Fund for women in Africa. She also served as gender advisor to the UN Mission in Liberia.

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