Rosaline B. Obeng-Ofori
Mrs. Rosaline B. Obeng-Ofori, a world-renowned womens' rights activist and development worker, had always held a strong belief in empowering people and communities to solve their own problems. She says, "When actors own the process, they are able to come up with their own best and pragmatic solutions." And so, during their first meeting, when Milt Lauenstein, the PPP's benefactor, told Rosaline about his vision for the PPP being a results-oriented, locally-led initiative the nature of the work immediately appealed to Rosaline. Since 2012 Rosaline has been the PPP's West Africa Program Manager, facilitating several projects in Ghana. She sees her work with the PPP as an opportunity to practice the conflict transformation and peacebuilding strategies that she had been training others in prior to joining PPP. Being a former development worker and activist, Rosaline recognizes the importance of the peacebuilding work that the local citizens, with PPP's support and encouragement, do: "For me, I see it [PPP] as the icing on the cake in my development work. If there is no peace any development activities will not work. Any development work always includes the word "peace" because unless there is peace in a community development initiatives will not succeed."