Gloria Garba

Gloria Garba is the Head of Case Management (i.e. the grievance and redress mechanism) of the LEAP Programme. She has years of experience in Ghana’s cash transfer programme. Before assuming the role of the Head of Case Management, she was the LEAP Programme Analyst. This role of an analyst did not only expose her to the intricate dynamics of the design and implementation of social protection and cash transfer programmes but also challenged her to examine the LEAP programme closely.

Gloria has the drive to challenge herself through continuous learning. This is manifest her education achievements. She holds a Master of Arts Degree in Development Studies (with specialization in Social Policy for Development) from International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of the Erasmus University in The Netherlands. Another Master of Arts Degree in Social Policy from Centre of Social Policy Studies of the University of Ghana.

Indeed, the pursuit of the two Master’s Degree programmes have broadened her perspectives on poverty, social policy, social protection and the development issues therein – with both local and international orientations. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Integrated Development Studies from the University for Development Studies, Tamale. In addition, she has avail herself in competency-based trainings such as Certificate in Gender and Development from China Women’s University, Beijing, People’s Republic of China; and Certificate in Project Management from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Accra.

All these exposes and experiences have been useful to her appreciate of human condition and her current role; head of Grievance Redress Mechanism (Case Management) of the programme.

Finally, Gloria has a strong interest in development issues and policy options that are likely to generate systematic, sustainable and inclusive development.