Cornelia Kruah-Togba Africa 2023

Cornelia Kruah-Togba is a young Liberian public servant and advocate for youth and women’s empowerment. She has about six (6) years experience working in the public sector in Liberia at junior manager level particularly with the Ministry of States for Presidential Affairs, Ministry of Public Works and Ministry of Education. At the Ministry of Education, she served as Chief of Staff to the Minister of Education, a position she maintained until her departure for graduate school in May 2017.

On January 21, 2018, because of her “enormous contributions to the cause of efficient and effective management, benefiting Liberia”, she was admitted into the Order of the Star of Africa as an Officer by the former and first female President of Liberia, Her Excellency Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Currently, Cornelia is an inaugural member of the Amujae Initiative of the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Center that aims at shifting the landscape for women in public leadership in Africa, moving from a culture of tokenism to one that truly values women leaders.

She has completed her studies at the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law in Liberia for an LLB in Law. Cornelia has an MA in International Politics and Economics from Kingston University in London, United Kingdom. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the Stella Maris Polytechnic in Liberia and a certificate in Leadership, Entrepreneurship and African Studies from the African Leadership Academy in Johannesburg, South Africa.

In November 2018, Cornelia contested for a Representative seat( District 13, Montserrado County) in the National Legislature of Liberia and came 3rd of 11 candidates. She is the immediate past National Assistant Secretary General for Press, Publicity & Outreach (Official Spokesperson) and current National Vice Chair for Inter-Party Relations and NEC Affairs of the Unity Party.