Mrs. Janet Dedei Sarney- Kuma
Director, Capacity Development & Outreach
Mrs. Janet Dedei Sarney-Kuma has been a Director responsible for Capacity Development and Outreach at the National Peace Council since September 2013. She has more than twenty years work experience within the Public Sector working with the National Commission for Civic Education(NCCE), rising through the ranks to become a Deputy Director in the Research Department before her appointment with the National Peace Council.
She is responsible for Capacity Development of Peace Actors. She has conducted and supervised several capacity building workshops for key stakeholders such as Women and Youth, Municipal and District Chief Executives and Media. She is also in charge of the Council’s Outreach Programs. She has also conducted and supervised various advocacy programs including peace education in schools, communities, and among identifiable groups.
Mrs. Sarney- Kuma held an additional responsibility of managing the Human Resource activities of the Council. She held this responsibility until February 2020. She supervised recruitment and promotion of staff, and the revision of key human resource documents of the Council.
She has received training over the years in computer literacy, leadership skills, gender, and research methodology among others.
In 2013, through WANEP and ECOWAS sponsorship, she was trained on Fundamentals of Gender, Peace and Conflict Prevention in Abuja, Nigeria. She also had one-month training from the West African Peacebuilding Institute (WAPI) organized by West Africa Network for Peace building (WANEP) in partnership with the Kofi Annan International Peace keeping Training Centre (KAIPTC), as well as a one-week training in Strategic Leadership sponsored by UK Aid and the Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Centre (KAIPTC).
At the NCCE Research Department she was involved in numerous research studies. A few are (i) A study on the ”Assessment of the District Assembly Concept”, (ii) “An Evaluation of the Performance of the Second Parliament of the Fourth Republic” and (iii) “A study on Witchcraft Practices and Belief Systems a case study of three Witchcraft Camps in the Northern Region”.
She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with Religion and Master of Arts Degree in Adult Education, both from the University of Ghana, Legon.
Janet has skills in communication, capacity building, research, counseling, and community development amongst others.
Her Interests include peace and citizenship education, girls’ education, counselling, youth development, and women in peace.
She also has keen interest in gender issues and aims at mainstreaming gender in staff management, project and activities designing and implementation. She is an advocate for UN Resolution 1325 with the aim that it becomes well known and understood by women in Ghana and amongst the general citizenry.