Yvonne Peters

Ghana Team Coordinator

Yvonne Peters Asamoning is a development enthusiast who works with communities to ensure sustainable growth, collective leadership and community-led change. Yvonne believes that individuals hold the power to lead home-grown change when they have the right tools and mindsets to do so. She champions volunteerism and gender equity. Yvonne has over 7 years of experience working with rural communities in the North and South of Ghana and has vast experience on issues affecting women and girls. She is the founder of BeBetter Mentorship programme and has previously worked at Create Change Ghana as a Girls Education Officer. Yvonne is a staunch advocate for victims of sexual abuse, and this led her to co-found and manage the Sanatio Foundation between 2016 and 2019.

Yvonne is a past fellow of Lead for Ghana, a leadership development fellowship in which she was awarded the Most Resilient Fellow and award for the Most Innovative Community Project. She is also an awardee of the prestigious Chevening scholarship and was recently presented a Bronze award for her volunteer work with Save the Children, UK. Yvonne has participated in several talks on development, gender and education, including the Global Education and Skills Forum in 2019 and the Teach for All Global conference in 2020. Yvonne acknowledges the power of participatory and reflective practices.She is a poet and writer.

Yvonne holds a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics from the University of Ghana and is currently completing a Masters in Gender and Development at the University of Sussex, Institute of Development Studies. She holds certificates in Human Centered Design and Confidence Coaching, both from Acumen Academy.