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Seth Kugblenu appointed ICED Director of Communications

BY: Graphic Business
Seth Kugblenu, Director of Communications and Policy Engagement, ICED

The International Centre for Evaluation and Development (ICED), an international non-profit organisation that aims to provide, inspire and support thought and practice leadership in monitoring and evaluation in Africa has appointed Seth Kugblenu as the Director of Communications and Policy Engagement.

Mr Kugblenu is expected to develop and implement communication and policy engagement strategy for the ICED’s diverse programmes, initiatives, events, engagement opportunities and activities.

He will ensure that the department sustains strong policy and research-based partnerships, build equity-focused programming and communicates effectively and proactively to ensure the public’s trust.

“We are happy to welcome Seth to ICED and we hope he will enjoy working with us to promote the vision and mission of ICED in Africa and the Global South,” a statement issued by ICED said.

Mr Kugblenu, who was a columnist with the Daily Graphic newspaper, brings on board a wealth of experience in marketing, public relations, corporate communications and programme management through his respective roles at the National Board for Small Scale Industries (now Ghana Enterprise Agency), South African High Commission, the Vanguard Group and the Office of the President (Monitoring and Evaluation Secretariat).

Education

He graduated as Overall Best Student from the Ghana Institute of Journalism in Public Relations and Advertising, holds a First Degree in Management and Sociology from the University of Ghana (First Class Honours) and an MBA in Marketing from the University of Ghana Business School.

About ICED

ICED’s vision is “a global south where evidence drives policies and actions for transformation of lives and livelihoods”. Its mission is “to enhance the generation, synthesis and uptake of evidence for better policy and action”.

ICED seeks to cultivate leadership in Africa in conceptualising and practicing Monitoring and Evaluation that can translate into innovations and advances in both theory and practice in support of development. It is a “think-and-do-tank” that is rooted in practical realities and experiences across cultures and contexts.

ICED fills an important niche in the Africa Monitoring and Evaluation architecture. With its operating headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, representing Eastern and Southern Africa, and regional office in Accra, Ghana, representing West Africa, and a range of emerging international alliances and partnerships, it is the first international organisation based in Africa and led by Africans that focuses explicitly on research and innovation in monitoring and evaluation for development.