Adwoa Konadu-Yiadom graduated from Christian Service University College, Kumasi-Ghana with an undergraduate degree in Communication Studies. After her bachelor’s degree, Adwoa has worked as a journalist for the past eight years as a radio and television host, producer, news anchor and reporter. She served in both private and public media organizations in Ghana including Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, Media General and Atinka Media Village. She used these platforms to be the voice of the voiceless and reached out to vulnerable communities as she could. Along the line in her career, she joined the Youth Bridge Foundation, a non-governmental organization committed to youth development across the continent of Africa and the Diaspora where she advocated for youth inclusion in policy making. Adwoa has also worked as a media correspondent to the First Lady of Ghana and The Rebecca Foundation. Through these, she was able to reach out to more vulnerable rural communities where she pursued social justice and advocated for policy inclusion for all.
Adwoa’s working experiences highlighted issues including social justice, inequality and lack of economic growth especially in the continent of Africa. She would like to delve into research topics that address these challenges and highlight the barriers to economic growth as well as those relating to human security.
Adwoa simply wants to make impact. She has always dreamt of working with the UN and contributing to promoting the well-being of people and maintaining peace and security internationally.
She is hoping, pursing her Master’s in International Public Policy at the Balsillie School of International Affairs would push her closer to this dream