Professor Takyiwaa Manuh

Professor Takyiwaa Manuh Wins Franco-German Prize for Human Rights and the Rule of Law

Professor Takyiwaa Manuh wins the prestigious Franco-German Prize for Human Rights and the Rule of Law! This well-deserved recognition celebrates her outstanding contributions to promoting human rights in Ghana.

Who is Professor Takyiwaa Manuh?


Prof. Takyiwaa Manuh’s journey is one of resilience, dedication, and leadership. Serving as the Director of the Institute of African Studies at the University of Ghana and later as the Director of the Social Development Policy Division at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), she has left an indelible mark on the academic and social spheres.

Educational Background

Her educational journey began at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Primary School, followed by Wesley Girls Cape Coast for secondary education. She earned her Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) at the University of Ghana and went on to achieve a master’s degree in Law from the University of Dar es Salaam. Her pursuit of knowledge led her to Indiana University Bloomington, where she obtained a doctorate degree in Anthropology in 2000.

Impactful Contributions

Prof. Manuh’s influential research has delved into crucial societal issues. Her work on Ghanaian migrants in “Ghanaian-Canadians and Asantes: Citizenship and Identity among Migrants in Toronto” and her exploration of migration and development in “At Home in the World” showcase her commitment to understanding and addressing complex social dynamics.

Advocacy for Human Rights

Receiving the Franco-German Prize underscores Prof. Takyiwaa Manuh’s role as a tireless advocate for human rights. Her academic achievements and dedication to societal betterment have enriched Ghana’s intellectual landscape. This award acknowledges her as a trailblazer whose work inspires positive change.

A Beacon of Inspiration

In honoring Prof. Manuh, we recognize her vital role in advancing human rights and the rule of law. Her story serves as a beacon of inspiration, demonstrating the transformative power of education and advocacy. We celebrate her as a symbol of positive change and commend her for making a lasting impact on society.

This award is not just a recognition of Prof. Takyiwaa Manuh’s achievements but a celebration of her ongoing commitment to creating a world where human rights are cherished and upheld. Congratulations on this well-deserved honor!

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