Murtala Gariba

2021 Fellow from Ghana

Gariba Murtala has eight years of experience in group development and sustainability, community mobilization and participation, social accountability, inclusive service delivery, and technical assistance to decentralized local government entities. Gariba is a community development officer with the Department of Community Development in the Northern Region of Ghana. He has worked on various projects, such as the Ghana Environmental Management Project and Ghana Productive Safety Net Project. Gariba is also a senior social development officer serving as the head of the Department for Social Welfare and Community Development in the Chereponi District Assembly. Gariba holds a master's degree in Development Management from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and a bachelor's degree in Agriculture Technology from the University for Development Studies, and he is pursuing his Ph.D. in Innovation Communications. He also holds several professional certificates. After completing the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, Gariba plans to be a changemaker and a role model for his community and country, and he aspires to help build a society where the poor become rich and the rich become comfortable through awareness and public information campaigns for development programs.

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