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Jemila Wumpini Abdullai: When Passion Becomes Profession.

Jemila Wumpini Abdullai

Jemila is the Founder of the award-winning website Circumspecte.com; an online platform dedicated to meaningful insights, interaction and creative action related to Africa and Africans. She is skillful and has vast knowledge in creating content and digital strategy.

Jemila is a graduate of Economics and French from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts.

She secured her Masters in International Economics and International Affairs from Johns Hopkins SAIS in 2013.

She speaks Arabic, French, and has elementary proficiency in Italian, Twi and Wolof; she loves reading food, film, astronomy and travelling.

In June 2016, she received the African Blogger Awards as Top Business, Finance and Entrepreneurship Blog in Africa.

The 2016 African Blogger Awards sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation awarded Wumpini the Africa Blogger Awards on Top Social Issues and Active Citizenship Blog in Africa.

Blogging Ghana recognized Circumspecte as the best citizen journalism and news in Ghana in March 2013.

Tripbase.com recognized Circumspecte as being one of Ghana’s best travel blogs in March 2011.

Her Work:

Between October 2013- October 2015, she was AfCop Operations Assistant at African Development Bank. She designed and implemented communication and outreach strategy for online community of over 4000 members.

From June 2013 – July 2013, she worked as a Research consultant at World Faiths Development Dialogue in Washington D.C. Metro Area.

Jemila consulted on communications for African Center for Economic Transformation, Accra, Ghana between June 2012 – May 2013.

In May 2012, she worked with Ghana Decides: an election project by BloggingGhana. BloggingGhana is an association of bloggers in Ghana.

Jemima produced and moderated an online discussions geared at incorporating key insights from Ghanaians and Africans into the global sphere on issues related. The online discussion was on Google+ Hangouts in June 2012.

In 2011, Jemila was the Assistant Partner Adviser for Esoko, where she produced & translated monthly partner newsletter in English & French for over 100 subscribers. She also designed and implemented communication strategy for regional conference.

She was part of the team that birthed a series of un (conference) across Ghana called Ghana BarCamps geared at fostering collaboration, innovation and networking among Ghana in July 2009.

She founded Circumspecte in October 2007,   a digital platform dedicated to capturing meaningful insights, spurring interaction and inspiring creative action on/for/by African.

As the Regional Program Coordinator for African Women’s Millennium Initiative in Dakar, Senegal, Jemila raised over $250,00 in grants from donors like the Ford Foundation for AWOMI’s programming.

Why TechHer Loves Her.

Jemila is passionate about Africa, and has recognized the influence and role of the media (digital) in shaping and molding developmental issues affecting the continent.

 

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