Youth Ambassador : JAKE OBENG-BEDIAKO

Jake Obeng-Bediako was appointed Youth Ambassador for Diaspora Affairs in February 2018 and is responsible for championing diaspora youth engagement initiatives of the Diaspora Affairs Office of the President.

He holds a BA in History from Columbia University, an MPhil in African Studies from the University of Cambridge and a Graduate Diploma in Law from BPP University. Jake is passionate about creativity, community and promoting youth involvement in every sphere of society.

Leadership

Through his experiences in research and African policy development at the United Nations and Africa-focused student recruitment at the Columbia University Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Jake has demonstrated his zeal to work for the benefit of Africa and the African. With experience as a successful Afropolitan lifestlyle blogger and Curator-in-Chief of The Inner Circle, a community of young passionate millennials, Jake is now committed to transforming the global narrative of Ghana through his work at the Presidency by mobilizing Ghanaian diaspora youth to be reunited with their domestic counterparts and to access and act on their birth rights and responsibilities as the current and future leaders of the nation.