Ms. Ohenewaa Constance Ankoma, a Ghanaian participant of the 3rd batch of Nasser Fellowship for International Leadership has been awarded the Outstanding SDG 5 Advocate of the Year, by Humanitarian Awards Global, on August 27, 2022.
Humanitarian Awards Global is an international award scheme that recognises and celebrates world heroes who without capes have changed and are still changing the communities and impacting lives and environment.

She remarked, "Truly, if you want happiness, help others. I feel deeply humbled and blessed to be recognised for my work; I am thankful to God. Winning this award has been possible because of the inspiration and support I have received from my team at Erudite Women’s Empowerment Foundation, family, mentors, and development-oriented platforms like the Nasser Fellowship for International Leadership. I promise to only get better at contributing to making the world a better place for women and girls in underserved communities."

Ms. Ohenewaa Constance Ankoma is a professional teacher and a passionate life-changing social entrepreneur; an ethical woman building a hub for girls and young women's development.

Ohenewaa is the Founding Executive Director of Erudite Women’s Empowerment Foundation(EWEF), a registered female-centered nonprofit organisation in Ghana that exists to create a better world full of opportunities for girls and young women in marginalised communities. Her organization provides economic empowerment for rural women; advocates for the leadership and inclusion of girls and young women in decision-making at all levels; and champions menstrual health awareness among schoolgirls in deprived communities to help them not miss school during their periods as a result of period poverty.

  Ohenewaa graduated in 2016 with a Diploma in Basic Education from Agogo Presbyterian Women’s College of Education. She then furthered to attain her Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics Education from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. She also holds a Certificate in Public Service Leadership and Governance from the Presbyterian University College, Ghana.

For her amazing contribution to the development of humanity, she was named a Global Goodwill Ambassador to Ghana in 2018. She was recognised as one of the top 60 African Women in Development during the 2022 International Women’s Day celebration by Donors for Africa.
Ohenewaa was selected among the three youth representatives from Ghana to participate in the 2022 Nasser Fellowship for International Leadership in Cairo, Egypt, organised by the Egyptian Ministry of Youth and Sports.

She firmly believes that women have the potential to lead a wind of change in the African continent, and wants to be a part of that enormous transformation.

Ohenewaa has plans to establish empowerment centres in Ghana and Africa at large to enable her develop more girls and women through her organisation's strategic interventions.

UN Sustainable Development Goal 5 concerns gender equality and is fifth of the 17 SDGs established by United Nations in 2015: "achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls".

The Nasser Youth Movement duly commend the efforts made by Ohenewaa and her team to help achieve this global goal by 2030.