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Kelly-Ann is a Communications and Events officer at OPHI. She ensures that the global MPI, national MPI, and OPHI's strategic aims are effectively communicated to technical and non-research audiences.
Prior to OPHI, Kelly-Ann was an ACP Young Professional Network (ACP YPN) youth ambassador to the UN and European Union. She has facilitated workshops and panels internationally on youth inclusive decision-making in African Caribbean Pacific (ACP) – European Union (EU) relations. She has taught economics at Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge, and completed a research internship at the Institute of Historical Justice and Reconciliation.
Kelly-Ann is a 2019 Tuwezeshe Akina Dada fellow sponsored by FORWARD UK, an NGO promoting the dignity of African women while advocating against sexual and gender-based violence. Her MPhil research on women's empowerment and land rights in Northwest Cameroon uses mixed methods to assess the gendered cultural, legal, and economic barriers women face to owning land.
Kelly-Ann holds an MPhil Development Studies from the University of Oxford and a Bsc (Hons) in Politics and International Relations from the University of Bath.