Green Festival Speakers

Maame Yelbert-Obeng


Maame has five years of experience in philanthropy, women’s rights, social justice, gender and development, having worked with the Global Fund for Women, UNICEF-Ghana and San Francisco based NGO World Savvy. In 2009, Maame was one of 20 women selected by the Global Women’s Leadership Network to participate in the Women Leaders for the World Program. She is part of several networks, including: the African Feminist Forum, African Studies Association and the International Human Rights Funders Group. Maame was born and raised in Ghana. She earned her MA in International Policy Studies with an emphasis on international norms, human rights, justice and gender and development from the Monterey Institute of International Studies, and a BA in French and Spanish from Luther College. She is fluent in French, Spanish and Ghanaian languages (Twi, Fante and Ga), and has studied and taught in France and Guatemala.