Afi Azaratu Yakubu

Country: Ghana

Organization when receiving Katie Fleming Award from Coady: Foundation for Security and Development in Africa

In 2013, Afi Yakubu was executive director of the Foundation for Security and Development in Africa, an organization created to promote peace and security through sharing of information, knowledge and skills with individuals and communities. Afi is also a producer of documentary films and an activist for women’s rights.

From the little I have read about Katie I can comfortably say that there are a number of values we share. One distinct one I have spotted is our sensitivity for the plight of others, and another is acting when we see injustice.


Afi Azaratu Yakubu

2011 Katherine Fleming International Development Award recipient