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IPI World Congress 2018 has ended

The International Press Institute (IPI) held its 2018 annual World Congress in Abuja, Nigeria from 21-23 June 2018. Under the theme “Why Good Journalism Matters”, the World Congress affirmed the indispensable role of quality media in building strong societies, showcasing investigative stories and projects that bring positive change to individuals and communities in Africa and around the world.

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Akua Gyekye

Facebook
Public Policy Manager, Anglophone West Africa
UK
Akua Gyekye is Facebook’s Public Policy Manager for Anglophone West Africa, where she leads on engaging with government, civil society and other policy influencers on issues relating privacy, online safety and security, freedom of expression, the impact of the Internet on economic growth as well as new opportunities for democratic engagement.
 
Before joining Facebook, Akua was working as a project finance lawyer, qualified to practice in New York and the United Kingdom, at the law firm Clifford Chance in Germany. Akua previously worked in Nigeria and Liberia as a senior legal adviser and rule of law specialist at the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation and as an anti-corruption lawyer at USAID. Akua also has years of experience working for and with a variety of government departments, NGOs and international think tanks in Europe, the US and in various countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.
 
Akua holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and Society with minors in International Relations and Spanish from American University, a Law Degree from Cambridge University in England and a Masters of Laws in International and Comparative Law from The George Washington University Law School.