“Empowering women with legal, economic and political rights, it creates a compound effect, which benefits not only them, but also their households and their communities.”
Dinah Ceplis is using her voice to empower rural women.
Dinah is a retired agrologist and adult educator who has worked in horticultural extension in northern Manitoba and in distance education at Assiniboine Community College in Brandon. A life-long feminist, Dinah chose to study agriculture at a point in time when pursuing such a degree was not typical for a woman.
Dinah has collaborated on agricultural projects in the Global South over the past 25 years. She has made numerous trips to support the work of the Tanzania Society of Agricultural Education and Extension in cooperation with the efforts of The Marquis Project in Brandon and other development agencies. This work focuses on food security, micro-enterprise, youth entrepreneurship and improving the place and role of women.
Dinah was presented the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012, and is a fellow of both the Agricultural Institute of Canada and the Ghana Institute of Horticulturists.