Linat Osman is a Gender and Girls Activist, a campaigner for equal rights and opportunities for girls, young women and teenagers in Ghana. She is the founder and Executive Director of Teen Talk Ghana, a registered Non-Governmental organization championing the rights of teenagers, young women in the northern part of Ghana.
Ms. Linat Osman is also a professional teacher by training and is proficient in languages such as English and French. She has strong mobilization, networking and communication skills.
She is known in the local civil society as an astute advocate with impeccable communication and social networking skills. In May 2016, Ms. Osman participated in the Women Deliver Conference held in Copenhagen, Denmark, where she contributed to various round table discussions on sexual reproductive health and rights issues. She has carved out a niche for herself in the area of social mobilization advocacy and behavior change communication.
In February 2017, she was the only female aspirant in the Wa municipality to have applied for the position of the Municipal Chief Executive, the first time ever a female dared to stand for that position. She was shortlisted as part of the aspirants to take part in the interview. She sailed through the interview successfully but couldn’t make it to the position.
In June 2017, she was selected as the Mandela Washington fellow (Obama Initiative launched in 2010) together with other young African leaders to undertake a six (6) week academic course in the USA. She was sent to Texas Tech University, Lubbock where she undertook a course in Public Management.
She was also featured on a couple of TV stations in the U.S to talk about her experience as a Fellow. Whilst in the U.S, she took up the title Officer Lee after a Police Ride Along and her colleagues affectionately call her by that.
She is also a finalist of the MTN Heroes of Change 2018 (a programme to reward social change agents in Ghana). Her teen mother project which seeks to educate teenage mothers who had dropped out of school by sending them back to school whilst giving some of the mother’s vocational training was selected as part of the 2018 MTN heroes of change in the Education category.
As Executive Director, she has provided strategic leadership that has transformed Teen Talk Ghana into one of the leading local non-governmental organizations championing the rights of girls, young women and teenagers in the northern part of Ghana.
As a professional teacher who teaches French language, she has been able to use her position to encourage a lot of young people especially girls to learn French as a foreign language.
Officer Lee loves to travel, sing, dance and involve in community education in her leisure. She loves Tuozaafi, Banku and tilapia.
She is currently the Manager in charge of Advocacy and Campaigns at the Nation Builder’s Corps. The Nation Builder’s Corps programme is a Stop Gap measure by the President of Republic of Ghana His excellency President Akuffo Addo to address graduate unemployment in the country. The scheme has employed a hundred thousand (100,000) graduates under seven modules namely, Educate Ghana, Heal Ghana, Enterprise Ghana, Digitize Ghana, Civic Ghana, Revenue Ghana, Feed Ghana