Dela Nai is a trained sociologist, gender and policy analyst, and social demographer. Growing up in Ghana, Dela was continually inspired by the broad base of African women scientists – so much so that she decided to become one.
Passionate about reproductive health and wanting to make a difference, Dela recognized that to have authority and the ability to make change as a black African woman, she needed a PhD. Her training at Cornell University was the catapult she needed.
Today, Dela conducts rigorous research to generate evidence that informs programs and policies. She works closely with the Ghana Ministry of Health to respond directly to the needs of the country, helping to make access to family planning services a reality for everyone in Ghana.
the evidence project
The Evidence Project uses implementation science—the strategic generation, translation, and use of evidence—to strengthen, scale up, and sustain family planning services to reduce unintended pregnancies worldwide.