Who We Are

Open Foundation West Africa (OFWA) is a non profit organization that seeks to extend the activities and reach of the open movement in the West African sub-region, through open education programs, digitizing open resources, preserving cultural and heritage items and promoting contents about the West African Sub-region and its existent countries.

OFWA started operations in 2015 and was officially incorporated in 2016. OFWA is a recognised local affiliate of Wikimedia and Creative Commons. OFWA has taken part in some international photo contest projects like Wiki Loves Monuments and continental advocacy campaigns such as #FASTAfrica, organized by Web We Want and A4AI to promote fast, affordable, safe and transparent internet in Africa.

We have also played a significant role in supporting open communities on the continent and we are keen on continuing to work with community leaders from across the continent to promote and create awareness about open resources as well as build the capacities of the youth on newer open technologies to bridge the skills, technology and information gap in Africa.

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Our Mission

Creating the awareness of all available open resources, promoting their use and sharing the benefits of contributing towards the future of education and open learning.

Our Vision

Aiding more people to understand and use open resources as a basis for improving the quality and accessibility of education.

The Team

Meet The Elite Team at Open Foundation West Africa

Benedicta Biankie Nartey

Community Engagement Coordinator

Benedicta is a social impact volunteer and an entrepreneur. She holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc) banking and finance degree from the University College of Management Studies. She leads teams and projects focused on strengthening and helping grow the interventions of OFWA. She is responsible for the management and execution of programs, monitoring the impact of projects and providing support to participants.

Stella Sessy Agbley

Events Officer

Stella is an open advocate with passion for education. She holds a Bachelor of Science (Bsc) in Public Administration from Ghana Institute of Management & Public Administration (GIMPA) and a Diploma in Archives Administration from University of Ghana, Legon. She is currently the Assistant Records Officer with Public Records and Archives Department (PRAAD) of Ghana. In her role as Events Officer, she is responsible for the logistics coordination and events management of OFWA.

Joy Agyepong

Administrative Executive

Joy is an Entrepreneur, Open advocate and an Environmental activist. She is passionate about promoting the Open Movement in Ghana and beyond. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in Total Quality Management from the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) and a Tertiary Diploma in Business Management from the same University. In her current role as the Administrative Executive, she brings a wealth of knowledge, drive and leads the strategic direction of the organization.

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Events Program Manager

Stella is a female open advocate. She holds a Bachelor of Science (Bsc) in Public Administration from Ghana Institute of Management & Public Administration (GIMPA) and a Diploma in Archives Administration from University of Ghana, Legon.

She is currently the Senior Records Supervisor with Public Records and Archives Department (PRAAD) of Ghana and with her passion and zeal for the Open movement, Stella is currently the driving force as Operations Manager with Open Foundation West Africa.

Pamela Ofori-Boateng

Communications Coordinator

Pamela is a Media Practitioner and an Open advocate. She is responsible for all communications at OFWA and maintains an effective flow of information to our audiences and stakeholders. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Communication Studies from Ghana Institute of Journalism and a certificate from Radio Broadcast Development Foundation (RABODEF)..She has worked with global news platforms like Quartz and Scidev.net/fr.

Stella Sessy Agbley

Events Program Manager

Stella is a female open advocate. She holds a Bachelor of Science (Bsc) in Public Administration from Ghana Institute of Management & Public Administration (GIMPA) and a Diploma in Archives Administration from University of Ghana, Legon.

She is currently the Senior Records Supervisor with Public Records and Archives Department (PRAAD) of Ghana and with her passion and zeal for the Open movement, Stella is currently the driving force as Operations Manager with Open Foundation West Africa.

Shadrack Ohene Okai

Visual Officer

Shadrack is an Entrepreneur, a conference speaker, a publicist and a youth advocate. He is the cinematographer for OFWA and responsible for all the procurement and management of all audiovisual requirements towards all organisational events and projects. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from the American Bible University and HND in Marketing from Takoradi Technical University.

Rejoice Agbi

Design Officer

Rejoice is a passionate youth development advocate. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from the Ghana Institute of Journalism. At OFWA, She is responsible for all the creative and designs for projects and events. She is a teacher and a librarian at Tema Community 8 no.1 High School.

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Events Program Manager

Stella is a female open advocate. She holds a Bachelor of Science (Bsc) in Public Administration from Ghana Institute of Management & Public Administration (GIMPA) and a Diploma in Archives Administration from University of Ghana, Legon.

She is currently the Senior Records Supervisor with Public Records and Archives Department (PRAAD) of Ghana and with her passion and zeal for the Open movement, Stella is currently the driving force as Operations Manager with Open Foundation West Africa.

Stella Sessy Agbley

Events Program Manager

Stella is a female open advocate. She holds a Bachelor of Science (Bsc) in Public Administration from Ghana Institute of Management & Public Administration (GIMPA) and a Diploma in Archives Administration from University of Ghana, Legon.

She is currently the Senior Records Supervisor with Public Records and Archives Department (PRAAD) of Ghana and with her passion and zeal for the Open movement, Stella is currently the driving force as Operations Manager with Open Foundation West Africa.