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Fayudatu Yakubu

Northern, North East & Oti Regional Manager

Fayudatu Yakubu holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI). A globally recognized professional certification that attests to her ability to lead projects in any industry. She is a seasoned development professional with over a decade of dedicated experience in fostering positive change and sustainable development across critical sectors such as education, health, youth development, and livelihoods. Her diverse background and expertise make her an asset in driving impactful initiatives.

Since 2019, Fayudatu has served as Regional Manager for Lively Minds managing three regions Northern, North East and Oti Regions, where she significantly contributes to national strategies and ensures program success across multiple regions in Ghana. Her strong leadership, strategic implementation skills, and stakeholder engagement abilities consistently yield tangible outcomes and positive change.

Throughout her professional journey, Fayudatu has held impactful roles such as the Training Coordinator for Youth Challenge International's EQWIP HUBS Project, coordinating youth outreach, training, and facilitation activities. Notably, she successfully coordinated the Campaign for Fistula Free Northern Ghana Project as the Health Programmes Officer for the Net Organization for Youth Empowerment and Development (NOYED-Ghana).

Academically, Fayudatu is committed to continuous learning, pursuing an MSc in International Relations and Development at East London University. She holds a Bachelor of Art in Public Administration and Information Studies from the University of Ghana and a Graduate Diploma in Management Studies from the Institute of Commercial Management (ICM–UK).

Beyond her professional endeavours, Fayudatu is a dedicated mentor to many young women, including her line reports at work, and has inspired countless others through her annual CelebrateHER Empowering Women Summit. Her achievements have been recognized globally, being featured in the Top 30 Under 30 magazine by the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation in Canada.

Furthermore, Fayudatu has volunteered her time and expertise in initiatives such as the Create Change Ghana for Our Daughters tour in Vancouver, Canada, raising funds to support high school girls in need under the Create Change sponsorship program. She embodies a true passion for positive change, visionary leadership, and advocacy for sustainable development, serving as an inspiration and catalyst for transformative initiatives.

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