Hon. Clement Kofi Humado was sworn in as the 30th Minister for Food and Agriculture of Ghana by the President, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama on 30th January 2013 and officially took over from Hon. Kwesi Ahwoi, the immediate past Minister on 7th February, 2013.
Prior to his becoming the Minister of Food and Agriculture, Hon. Humado served as a Minister of Youth and Sports and Member of Parliament for the Anlo Constituency.
Hon. Humado has also served in various capacities in public service and as consultant in several agricultural related issues.
Below is a summary of the background of Hon. Clement Kofi Humado.
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND QUALIFICATIONS
Oct. 2000 to July 2002: Masters in Governance and Leadership
Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), in Association with the Institute of Social Studies The Hague, Netherlands Subject Modules: Public Sector Economics and Finance, Political Economy, Public Policy Formulation and Analysis, Leadership I and II, Strategic Planning and Management, International Relations, State and Corporate Governance I and II, Management Information Systems.
Oct. 1979 – July 1980: Graduate Diploma in Agricultural Administration.
Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ghana Legon: Subject Modules: Managerial Economics, Quantitative Methods, Project Appraisal and Management, Agricultural Administration, Administrative Science, Accounting, Rural Sociology, Agricultural Law.
Oct. 1973 – June 1976: Bachelor of Science (Agriculture)
Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ghana, Legon: Subject Modules: Majored in Animal Science and Agricultural Extension
Oct. 1966 – June 1973 Ordinary and Advanced Level
Bishop Herman College, Kpando, Volta Region of Ghana
Oct. 1959 – June 1966: Roman Catholic Boys Primary and Middle School, Ho, Volta Region.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
2009: Certificate of Participation in Workshop to Promote Corporate Governance in the Public Sector Organised by the State Enterprises Commission Ghana in collaboration with the World Bank and Office of the President
2007: Certificate in Intellectual Property Rights Sponsored by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Geneva, Switzerland
2004: Certificate in Agricultural Market Analysis Sponsored by USAID Ghana in collaboration with International Trade Center (ITC)
2003: Diploma in World Trade Organization (WTO) Trade Policy Course for African Countries
Sponsored by World Trade Organization (WTO), African Development Bank (AfDB) and Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).
2000: Certificate in Data Management and Analysis
Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) University of Ghana, Legon
1998: Certificate in Micro-enterprise Finance: Design, Management, Monitoring and Evaluation.
International Development Centre, University of Reading, United Kingdom
1988 – 1989: Certificate for Project Officers.
Agricultural Management Training for Africa (AMTA III) sponsored by IFAD, IBRD, OAU/STRC, AfDB. Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), GHANA.
1985: Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation of Public Sector Projects and Programmes.
School of Development Studies, University of East Anglia, Norwich, England
2011 to Jan 2013: Minister of Youth and Sports
Office of the President, Castle Osu. Accra
2005 to date: Member of Parliament for ANLO Constituency
Positions in Parliament
2009 to 2012: Chairman of Parliamentary Special Committee on Poverty Reduction
2009 to 2012: Chair of the sub- committee on Strategic Planning for the Parliament of Ghana
2009 to 2011: Vice Chairman of Select Committee on Food and Agriculture
2009 to 2011: Member of Select Committee on Environment Science and Technology
2007 to 2008: Deputy Ranking Member: Select Committee on Science, Technology & Environment
2005 to 2006: Deputy Ranking Member: Select Committee on Food & Agriculture of Parliament
2005 to 2006: Deputy Ranking Member: Select Committee on Poverty Reduction
2005 to 2006: Deputy Ranking Member: House Standing Committee
2002 to 2005: Consultant to USAID-WEST AFRICA TRADE HUB:
Position:Policy and Governance Consultant for Sanitary and Phyto-sanitary Harmonization and Agricultural Market Access for Anglophone West Africa (The Gambia, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana and Nigeria).
1991 July- June 1999 IFAD Smallholder Credit, Input Supply and Marketing Project (SCIMP)
Position: Deputy Project Manager/ Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Smallholder Credit and Input Supply and Marketing Project
1990 Jan- July 1991: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Ghana.
Position: National Officer of the United Nations World Food Program, Accra, Ghana. Post Number GHA-069-83-N-E, LEVEL NOA:
1987 – 1988 FAO/IFAD North Western Province Area Development Project (NWPADP), Republic of Zambia. Head Office in Solwezi. Position: Expatriate Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist. Employed by Landell Mills Associates Ltd Bath United Kingdom, for the Government of the Republic of Zambia.
1982-1987: World Bank financed Volta Region Agricultural Development Project (VORADEP), Position: Head of Monitoring & Evaluation. Worked on contract with Government of Ghana with a team of expatriate multinational Technical Assistance staff.
1977-1979. Mawuli Secondary School
Position: Head of Department of Agriculture. Teaching Agricultural Science, supervising the teaching staff and managing the school farm
1976-1977 St. John Bosco Post Secondary & Teacher Training College, Navrongo Upper East Region, Ghana.
Position: National Service Personnel. Teaching Agricultural Science and supervising the Agricultural Science teaching staff and managing the school farm.
SEMINARS ATTENDED AND PAPERS PRESENTED
He has also attended the following International and Local Conferences on behalf of Parliament of Ghana and Presented Papers on the following: