NEPAD Agency, Midrand, South Africa
Justina Dugbazah obtained her PhD in international development from the University of Birmingham, UK. Justina has more than 12 years cumulative professional experience in policy development, research, program direction and management, capacity building, and gender and development issues.
Her special interests and expertise are in rural livelihood, poverty reduction strategies, migration, gender and empowerment, gender and health, and good governance.
Justina has worked in the public sector and also participated in international development and research projects with universities, women's groups, UN agencies and civil society organizations. She has organized and presented at many regional and international workshops and conferences on development issues, working closely with relevant stakeholders. Justina worked briefly with the World Health Organization (WHO) country office in Ghana, where she worked mainly on gender and health issues. She participated in the WHO funded project on Macroeconomic and Health Initiative, and served on the Government of Ghana/UN Millennium Project. Justina has also undertaken substantial desk-based research on various development topics, including linkages between gender and health, rural livelihood and micro-credit, gender and migration, and religions and development.
She has experience as a small group teacher and facilitator in social policy at Carleton University, Ottawa. She acts as an advisor to the newly formed Centre for Research, Gender and Development in Ghana. Justina is currently working as Project Manager for the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) Agency in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Justina worked as a Research Associate on the following components:
- ia. Relationship between values, religious teaching and mainstream development concepts and practices
- ic. Religion, ethics and attitudes towards corruption
- iia. Religions, politics and governance.