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Rita Nketiah, PhD is an African queer feminist with an extensive background in feminist organizing, research and community-based activism. Rita joins Nebula Fund as the Learning Lead, overseeing the learning strategy for the fund, its partners and grantees. For over a decade, Rita has led research, documentation and critical analysis across academia and non-profits globally. Previously, Rita was a Researcher at Human Rights Watch investigating women’s rights violations in Nigeria and Ghana. She has also conducted evaluations and investigative analysis for organizations, including COC Nederland and the Association for Women’s Rights in Development.
Rita was previously the Knowledge Management Specialist at the African Women’s Development Fund, steering institutional learning, sustaining AWDF’s knowledge hub and generating knowledge production to shape feminist philanthropy in Africa. She currently provides board leadership for several grassroots queer feminist organizations in Ghana, and serves as an interim board member for ISDAO, an activist-led fund dedicated to building a sustainable LGBTI movement in West Africa. Rita is also co-convenor of The Gathering, a feminist collective creating conversational spaces for LBQ people in Accra, Ghana. Rita has a PhD in Human Geography from York University, Canada, investigating second-generation immigrant transnationalism from the Ghanaian-Canadian perspective.