Joanna is passionate about local solutions to local challenges and business as the channel for social and environmental transformation. Following a decade in the investment industry, her passion led her to establish Footprints Africa to support the transition to circular economy in Africa. Footprints runs programmes to support SMEs and the informal sector and produces research on the vision for circularity in specific sectors across the continent.

She is Ghana chapter lead for the African Circular Economy Network (ACEN) and co-chair of the Inclusion Task Force of Ghana’s National Plastics Action Partnership (NPAP).