Kinna Likimani is the Director of Special Program at Odekro, a Parliamentary Monitoring Organization.  She is also the Programs Officer for Mbaasem Foundation, which works to support and promote African women’s writing.  In Ghana’s Elections years, she leads Ghana Decides, a non-partisan project focused on fostering a better-informed electorate using online social media tools. Kinna is passionate about the social media space and its role in development and literary arts advocacy.

Her literary blog Kinna Reads, is one of the go-to locations online for dialogue on African literature. In 2012, she began an online based literacy challenge – the Africa Reading Challenge – which encourages participants to read, discover and discuss African literature for one year.

She has degrees from Smith College and Columbia University in the U.S. Prior to her return to Ghana in 2004, she worked for ten years at Columbia University in the fields of medical informatics and technology transfer. She and her brood of boys live in Accra.