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Prevailing & Shattering Ceilings As A Woman Of Caliber

In the Career section of this magazine, it is my pleasure to share with us the story of Dr Jemima Nunoo, and I hope it encourages us especially women in Africa, to rise to their full God-given potentials irrespective of the obstacles that we may face.

Jemima Nunoo (PhD, MA(res), MA, BSc (Hons))

Dr Jemima Nunoo (nรฉe Agyare) is an award-winning executive and lecturer at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). She is the former Head of the Centre for Management Development (CMD), the Executive Education and training wing of the GIMPA Business School. Dr Nunoo teaches Leadership (at the undergraduate and executive levels), Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Management and Administration at the Business School and has taught Politics, International Relations and Ethical Leadership (at the masters and executive levels) at the School of Public Service and Governance. With regards to teaching, she has over 17 years of experience teaching at the Tertiary level. She has facilitated on programs for various organizations including: Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, Databank and DANIDA. Dr Nunoo holds a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry from the University of Birmingham, UK, an MA in International Studies and Diplomacy from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

University of London, a Research Track MA in International Relations from the University of Nottingham, UK and a PhD from the same institution. The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) of the UK awarded Dr Nunoo a PhD and research track MA scholarship. Her doctoral research investigated the politics and governance of genetically modified (GM) agriculture in Africa. Dr Nunoo has written on GM agriculture in Africa, transparency and accountability issues within the oil and gas sector in Ghana and small-scale agriculture in Africa. Previously Dr Nunoo was the Speechwriter and Principal Researcher for H. E. John Agyekum Kufuor, former President of the Republic of Ghana. She was instrumental in the establishment and launching of the John A. Kufuor Foundation for Governance and Leadership. Prior to this, she was a Research Fellow at the Institute for Democratic Governance. She headed the Poverty, Inequality and Sustainable Development Programme. She has also taught Power and Leadership, Qualitative Research Methods and Approaches to Political Studies at the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham, UK. Dr Nunoo won the awards for Outstanding Female Executive of the Year and Best Achiever in CSR at the 2019 Feminine Ghana Awards. She is the Board Chair of the Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP), an Energy Research organisation and Think Tank. She is also a government-appointed board member of the Petroleum Commission, Ghana (Ghanaโ€™s upstream petroleum regulator) and the Ghana National Service Scheme.

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  1. What a life of inspiration! Thank you Dr. Nunoo. God bless and keep you going stronger and deeper in Him.

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