Meet Rosemary Sasu Okla, GIS Geologist, Ghana Geological Survey Authority

Meet Rosemary Sasu Okla, GIS Geologist, Ghana Geological Survey Authority

The WAIMM has dedicated the months of March and April 2022 to celebrate and highlight our women industry professionals as our appreciation to strong, committed, professionalism, courageous and resilient women across the sub-region and globally. The recognition is to raise awareness of gender inequality, diversity, and inclusion needed in the industry and also celebrate the successes of some of our women industry professionals who are making a change in the sector.

WAIMM is honored to celebrate the success of Rosemary Sasu Okla, a geological engineer providing field consulting and GIS services to the mining industry in Ghana for more than two decades.

Rosemary Sasu Okla is one of the female trailblazers who has worked in the industry for over two decades as a Geographic Information Systems Specialist and is currently a GIS Geologist at the Ghana Geological Survey Authority and a part-time lecturer at Radford University in Ghana.

She completed Geolgoical engineering from the KNUST school of Mines, Tarkwa (now the University of Mines and Technology) Ghana. She holds a Post-graduate Diploma (2003) in Geographic Information Systems from the University of Applied Science (TFH) in Berlin, Germany, a Master of Science Degree (2011) in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation – specialized in Geoinformatics at the University of Twente in Enschede, Netherlands and a certificate in Local Economic and Social Development in Extractives Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining short course from the University of Queensland, Australia.

Rosemary has a publication in Development Minerals and her success story has since been recognized on the Australian Awards and Global Alumni publications and websites.

In 2020, Rosemary was celebrated as one of the 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining for her achievements in the industry.

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