“Culture does not make people – people make culture. So if it is in fact true that the full humanity of women is not our culture, we must make it our culture.”
– Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Melvina N'yillah Conton

Melvina N’yillah Conton

Programme Officer

Melvina Conton holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Ashesi University in Ghana. Her life experience as an African woman has informed her feminism and activism. She is most interested in Gender Analytics; applying inclusive and innovative data-driven techniques and human-centered design to help inform policy- and decision-making on gender issues. She has direct experience working on programs geared towards girls both in Sierra Leone and Ghana. She has interned with the Directorate of Science, Technology and Innovation (DSTI) and Ashesi University’s Office of Diversity and International Programs (ODIP), facilitating sexual misconduct and abuse prevention programs. Melvina has experience managing social, educational and research projects and the overall operations of small nonprofit and for-profit organizations, as well as managing and working on diverse teams.

When she’s not working, she enjoys reading, resting and playing the baritone.