Mrs. Nana Adjoa Adobea Asante


Mrs. Nana Adjoa Adobea Asante

Mrs. Nana Adjoa Adobea Asante is a lawyer and social development activist. In 2017, she was appointed a board member of the National Folklore Board, the state institution responsible for the legal protection and promotion of Ghana’s folklore and intangible cultural heritage. She was later appointed as the Acting Director of the National Folklore Board in 2018.

During her tenure, the agency gained national and international recognition as well as introducing various flagship projects such as the facilitation of passage of the folklore user fees into law as a means of increasing government revenue. Nana Adjoa also represented Ghana at WIPO on matters of intangible cultural heritage and its legal protection.

Nana Adjoa was called to the Ghana Bar in 2015. She also has Certificates in Sustainable Dispute Resolution, and International Anti- Corruption from the University of Milan, Italy. She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Gender, Peace and Security at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Centre, Accra.

Her legal expertise spans litigation and corporate services to government agencies, Ghanaian and international clients. Her experience includes debt recovery, company secretarial, regulation advisory and commercial documentation drafting and review services. She has worked with reputable law firms in Ghana and Italy namely Kulendi@Law, JLD & MB Legal Consultancy, Freshfields Bruckhaus and Derringer as well as NCTM Studio Legale.

She has also represented clients as a volunteer lawyer with the Ghana Legal Aid Scheme.

Nana Adjoa Adobea Asante has also been instrumental in the establishment of the Arts Rights Court and assisted with drafting of the Memorandum to the Creative Arts Act. She is also the founding director of the Social Bridge, an NGO which engages in social intervention projects geared towards positive sustainable development.