Dr. Nana Opare-Djan, possesses a strong career profile which depicts broad educational background with diverse expertise and extensive work experience. Holds a PhD in Development Studies & Environmental Science. Has Master of Arts degree in Adult Education and multiple Bachelor degrees: Bachelor of Law (LLB) and Bachelor of Arts (Political Science with Sociology). Additionally, he has obtained numerous certificates from various short-term skills training courses in Development Evaluations, Development Planning, Project Management & Project Administration and in Microfinance Management. His career involves the coordination of several development interventions in different fields including decentralised legislations, monitoring & evaluations and microcredit delivery. Has published many papers with special focus on social development and poverty reduction. Proficiencies acquired are:
Seasoned aptitudes in monitoring programmes/project implementation & evaluations, development planning law, institutional development, gender consultancy and strategic planning.
Considerable knowledge in development planning practice and project management.
Relevant expertise for designing, managing and analysing socioeconomic and human resource dev’t projects.
Industrial expertise in microfinance management: product research & development and informal financial intermediation programmes.
Communication skills–oral, reading & writing in Akan, English, Ga and Guan (Larteh).
Computer competences: Knowledge in standard industry softwares (ArcView GIS 2.3 & 8, QGIS, STATA, CartoDB, PeopleSoft ERP, etc.) for mapping technology, data visualization practices and analysis as well as Internet and Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Database Management, etc.)
**36 years’ experience in participatory training, research and evaluations.