Fauzia Issaka is a Postgraduate Researcher. Her research focuses on how youth-initiated activities can contribute to reducing gender-based inequalities in Ghana.
As an international development professional, Fauzia has specialist knowledge and skills in social protection, gender equality, and social inclusion. She has over fifteen years of experience in programme design and implementation, management, research, strategy and policy development, capacity building, analysis, and strategic advice. She has consulted for a range of clients— national governments; the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office (previously DFID and FCO respectively); UNICEF; UNDP; UN-OCHA; the European Union; and several consultancy firms and non-governmental organisations. Fauzia has undertaken assignments in Ghana, Nigeria, Rwanda, Kenya, and Ethiopia.
Before becoming a consultant, Fauzia was the Gender Equality and Social Development Adviser for DFID in Ghana, leading on gender equality and social protection programming, policy, and strategy for the UK Government. She also managed the social protection and gender teams respectively.
Fauzia’s PhD thesis, titled ‘Impact of autonomous youth activism on progress to gender justice’, is supervised by Sohela Nazneen and Lyndsay McLean.