Ralitsa Diana Debrah is a design educator and researcher at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana, and at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), South Africa. She is a member of several design organizations including, the Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability Network (DESIS); e/Merge Africa, Network of Afrikan Designers (NAD), Pan Afrikan Design Institute (PADI), Ghana Institute of Graphic Artists (GhiGha); and Design Ghana. She also currently serves as the Afrikan Ambassador to the Open Design Afrika (ODA) organization.
Ralitsa’s research interests include Design for Sustainability and Social innovation; Educational Technology; Health Informatics; Afrikan Art, Culture and Design; and Design and Feminism. Her areas of expertise are in Service Design, Communication Design and Learning Experience Design within Trans-disciplinary settings. She has worked on several projects related to sustainability in both Afrikan and European settings.
She loves People, Design, Research and Technology. Ralitsa is currently a PhD Candidate at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Technology from the University of Cape Town (UCT), Cape Town, South Africa. Ralitsa holds a Master’s Degree in Communication Design and a Bachelor of Fine Art in Graphic Design from Kwame Nkrumah, University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana.