Solange Akpo (she/her/hers) is the Regional Coordinator of ANCEFA, a Pan African regional civil society education network active in 38 countries in Africa. Solange is a lawyer and human rights activist. She has over 15 years of experience in Education policy analysis and management of development programmes, campaign and advocacy with a focus on gender and inclusion. Solange has served in various capacities at country and regional levels, working with LTDF, a women’s rights association, Aide et Action, a French INGO specialised in Education before joining ANCEFA. Solange represented ANCEFA in many regional and international policy spaces at African Union, ECOWAS, UN High Level Political Forum, the United Nations Girls Education Initiative (UNGEI) Global Advisory Committee and Steering Committee.
Solange holds a Master of Arts Degree with a major in German, a Postgraduate degree (DEA) in International Public Law (University of Nancy II/France) and a Master of Finance from the CERAM (Business School in Sophia Antipolis Nice/France). She holds a Certificate in Education Sector Projects and Programme from the UNESCO International Institute of Education Planning (IIEP) Paris.