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Emelia ARTHUR Deputy Regional Minister, Western Region of Ghana, Sekondi

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1987-1988 Regional Co-ordinator, Regional Student s Representative Council, Ghana Education Service
1991-1994 Ghana National Service Scheme
1994-1996 Project Assistant, Development Education Programmes, Center for the Development of People (CEDEP)
1996-1997 Programme Co-ordinator, Development Education Programmes, Center for the Development of People (CEDEP)
1996-1999 Regional Coordinator, Colan Consult
1996-1999 Lead Trainer, Japanese Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (JOCV)
1995-2003 Team Leader, UK Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)
1996-2001 Lead Trainer, German Development Services
1999-2002 USA Peace Corps
2002-2003 Forest Sector Development Project, Forestry Commission, Ghana
2002-2003 UK Department for International Development (DFID)
2002-2009 Executive Director, Integrated Action for Development Initiatives
2004 Team Member, International Institute for Environment and Development, UK
2004 Field Team Leader, Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA)
2003-2005 Member, Expert Panel, FRR - UK
2004 Team Leader and Social Development Expert, FRR - UK
2003-2006 Team Leader (03), Facilitator (04 and 08) and Lead Consultant (06), CARE International
2006 Consultant, Peace Direct, UK
2004-2008 Pan African Facilitator (04-06), Africa Team Leader (06-08) and Global Team Leader (07-08), British Council
2006 Team Leader and Political Economy Expert, International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN) - World Conservation Union
2008 International Facilitation Advisory Team - World Conservation Congress 2008, International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN) - World Conservation Union
2008 Consultant - World Conservation Congress, International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN) - World Conservation Union
2008 Consultant, World Bank
2008 Africa Consultant on a Global Team, Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA)
2009 Consultant, International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN) - World Conservation Union
2009 Consultant, Evaluation of FERN s activities between 2006 to 2009 in Asia, Africa and Europe, FERN, Europe
2009-2011 District Chief Executive, Government of Ghana
since 2011 Deputy Regional Minister, Government of Ghana

Memberships

Member, International Advisory Board, WISE Institute for Empowerment and Leadership, since 2004
Board Member, Open Society Institute, Open Society Initiative in West Africa, 2007-2009
Reference Group Member & Co-chair, World Bank/IUCN/FAO/IIED Growing Forest Partnerships, since 2009
Steering Committee Member, National Forest Programme Facility (FAO), Rome, since 2010