President of Women in Poultry Value Chain honoured

BY: Graphic Business
Mrs Victoria Norgbey, Women in Poultry Value Chain
Mrs Victoria Norgbey, Women in Poultry Value Chain

The president of the Women in Poultry Value Chain (WIPVaC), Mrs Victoria Norgbey, has been awarded  an honorary doctorate in Public Administration by the Geofidel Executive Education, London in partnership with Stratford University.

Mr Norgbey, who is also the CEO of Global Women Development Promoters (GLOWDEP), a non-profit gender-focused organisation, received the award in recognition of her contribution to the development of agribusiness and girl-child empowerment in the country.

At the presentation ceremony, the Executive Director of Geofidel said “your astuteness, professionalism and scholarly appreciation and discussion of issues make you an appropriate recipient of such honour. Congratulations and God bless you.”

In response, Mrs Norgbey pledged to continue to lead the agriculture and girl child space to develop innovative paradigms to facilitate change in behaviour and attitude for progress.

Norgbey, who was part of 10 participants from Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana to receive the honours, expressed thanks for the honour and described it as extraordinary.

“The honour done me today gives me renewed zeal and vitality to work harder in the quest to contribute significantly towards the creation of effective interventions in the global efforts of making this world a better place for us all,” she said.

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The training

Mrs Norgbey received the award after a one-week global leadership masterclass and awards for West Africa CEOs of public and private sectors and senior management executives in Ghana on Thursday August 19, 2021.

The training was on the theme: To Encourage West Africa Leaders and Captains of Industries to Provide the Right Leadership for West Africa’s emancipation through training and development.


Background

Mrs Norgbey is an educationist, agriculturist and a gender expert. She holds an Executive Master’s degree in Governance and Leadership from the Graduate School of Governance and Leadership, GIMPA, Accra, and a BSc. (honours) degree in General Agriculture from the University of Cape Coast (UCC) and Diploma in Education.

She specialised in Poultry Production and Feed Milling Technology from Barneveld College in the Netherlands. She is also a product of Kansa States University, USA, in Feed production and Management.

Over the years, she has worked in areas of gender mainstreaming in development programmes in Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Liberia, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia and Bangladesh.