Pognaa Dogkudome Tegzuylle I with women making shea butter in her home village of Lyssah. Though incredibly labour-intensive, shea butter production provides an important income stream for many women. The resulting butter is used for cooking as well as skincare and its production is a major focus for the Pognaa's development efforts in her community. The term 'Pognaa' is the feminine equivalent of 'naa', or chief. A Pognaa is responsible, in particular, for the wellbeing of women and children in her area of authority. While the title translates as 'woman chief', in practice her authority is subject to a male chief. The role of the Pognamine (plural of pognaa) is being revived after having been suppressed during the colonial era, and they are increasingly seen as a force for development.