An accomplished Social Development Consultant and a Business Entrepreneur with over twenty years’ experience working on and managing international development projects and establishing and managing local businesses. Mary has a proven track record of leveraging operational and strategic expertise in a wide range of sectors including agriculture, youth employment, education, health, justice, anti-corruption, oil and gas, governance, income security, social protection, social enterprise; with gender, rights, participation and empowerment as cross cutting themes and a strong focus on learning.

Currently, Mary is an independent consultant, the managing consultant of the Kanko Associates Limited. Mary is also the founder and chairperson of the BoD of Samuel Amo Tobbin (SAT) Foundation. Until recently she was the Deputy Team leader for STARGhana, she has over twenty years post degree working experience with diverse organizations (Civil Society, government and private sector) both in Ghana and internationally.

Mary has extensive experience in programme design and management and skills in human and organisational capacity development. She has been involved in advocacy campaigns at the international, national and grassroots levels; with extensive experience in mainstreaming vulnerability issues into programming. She has worked in diverse sectors in the development arena and has great understanding of the Ghanaian governance context and extensive experience in supporting CSOs and brokering relations between diverse actors for effective development programming.

Mary’s key areas of expertise include: Youth Employment, Entrepreneurship and Business Management; Development of Strategies and Standards; Programme design and management; Capacity Development; Policy Analysis & Advocacy; Monitoring and Evaluation; Governance; Support to Civil Society and Gender and Social Inclusion.

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