Juana A. Boateng is a young activist and a 2017/2018 young diplomat of Ghana, a YALI RLC fellow 2016 and the country leader for students for sensible drug policy Ghana. She educates young people on the harmful effects of drugs and launched an annual open forum last year to engage stakeholders and young people in the country on the effect of drugs and the importance of rehabilitation.
The launch was spearheaded by the Colombia Ambassador and had some lawyers, academia and medical practitioners engaging with participants. She also mobilise and empower young people to participate in the political process and pushing for a sensible drug policy system in Ghana that seeks to support through rehabilitation and public health. She is a 2016 United Nations General Assembly special section Youth Ambassador through the invitation of Students for Sensible Drug Policy and was groomed and supported by the former president H.E Jerry John Rawlings.
She is also a youth MP for Ablekuman West constituency for the Youth parliament of Ghana 2017 and was the focal person for Women situation room and UNDP during the 2016 elections. Juana is also a columnist in the business and financial time newspaper where she writes a weekly article on health and human rights. She launched a website this year juanaboateng.com to talk on issues in Ghana.