Faith Akovi Cooper is committed to improving the lives of people globally. As a global health and humanitarian professional, she has traveled to and worked in 37 countries, primarily Africa. She is the Regional Advisor for the West Africa Disaster Preparedness Initiative (WADPI), a US Government funded post Ebola capacity building program at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre in Accra, Ghana. There she works to strengthen West Africa countries capacities in disaster preparedness.
Faith was born in Liberia and forced to flee her home as a result of one of the worst brutal wars which claimed the lives of more than 600,000 people including close relatives in Liberia. She barely escaped Liberia with her family and would later become a refugee in the Cote d’ Ivoire and Ghana for years before immigrating to the United States. As a result of her own personal experiences as a child survivor of war, she is dedicated to eliminating human suffering.
Faith is at the forefront leading disaster preparedness training throughout Africa. She holds a dual Bachelors from Radford University in VA and a Masters of Public Administration with a concentration in Health Policy from George Mason University. She is a recognized international disaster management profession who believes that “to whom much is given, much is required” thus her passion for giving back to refugees all over the world.