Blessings Doherty

Director of Program

Blessings is a penultimate year Land Economy student at St John’s College, Cambridge. Blessings’ passions lie mainly in the sustainable development of African cities and the empowerment of women. Since 2020 she has co-chaired the UK youth arm (Afrodia Empower) of a community interest company “Phenomenal African Women UK”, contributing through podcasts and online events. It seeks to inspire, celebrate and empower all women in the diaspora connected to Africa. Furthermore, she has recently completed her role as publicity officer in the Cambridge University African-Caribbean society, promoting African-Caribbean culture and ongoing issues via multiple social media platforms. In 2022 she was awarded the Cambridge University’s travel prize to undergo a 2-week research project into the customary land tenure system and its current effects within Kumasi, the  Ashanti region of Ghana. This opportunity further kindled her passion for wanting to learn and contribute to the dialogue of sustainable African cities. In her spare time she enjoys using different social media platforms to create video blogs, short faith-based and motivational messages.

Blessings is looking forward to ensuring a smooth delivery of this year’s conference that will inspire and motivate our future change-makers.