Ms. Agyare-Kwabi (aka. Mrs. Agyare-Ashie), is a Social Development, Gender and Inclusion, Monitoring and Evaluation Expert who has worked extensively in Ghana and in Africa. Patience holds a Master of Science Degree (MSc.) in Gender and Development from the University of London, Birkbeck College. This is in addition to Bachelor in Education (BEd.) honours with a major in Social Science and Administration. She has acquired many other relevant certificate courses and trainings. Core aspects of the masters’ study were conceptual analysis of development policies, program and projects and also gender mainstreaming. She has been working on social development and gender issues for the past 18 years, twelve of which has been in consultancy services. She has undertaken extensive consultancy assignments locally, regionally and internationally. Among her key areas of professional expertise are Policy and Strategy Development, Institutional Capacity Building, Program and Project Development / Management, Community Development, Monitoring and Evaluation, Gender Mainstreaming, Gender Budgeting and Human Rights.
As an expert, Patience, has undertaken consultancies for some of the major international development partners such as Department for International Development (DFID) of the UK in Ghana, the Royal Danish Embassy and the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Ghana and Liberia; agencies of the United Nations (ILO, UNFPA, UNFAO, UNHCR, UNDP, IFAD, UNIFEM and UNICEF); ACBF (Zimbabwe), SNV(Dutch Development Organisation); Netherlands Embassy in Ghana, SIMAVI, ICCO and WASTE (Netherlands), TROPENBOS International, Ricerca e Co-operazione, International Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (ICED) GIZ (GTZ and KfW (German Development Cooperation). She has also partnered international consultancy firms such as Particip GmBH of Germany, Development Associates, AGRER of Belgium, AGEG of Germany, COWI/AS of Denmark and COFFEY International in the UK.
Patience has an international exposure having worked in many countries including Britain, Liberia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe and South Africa and with nationals from many countries around the world. As a consultant in Ghana, Patience has worked in all the 10 regions of Ghana and all the counties of Liberia covering several Cities, Metropolis, Municipalities, Districts and rural communities. Patience has a track record of consistent, excellent and timely delivery of services demonstrated by repeated engagements by her clients.