Mrs. Victoria Norgbey works in the areas of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Monitoring and Evaluation and Gender mainstreaming in Programmes and projects. She worked for World Vision International, Ghana office as a Youth Trainee Skills (YTS) Manager for an Australian Government Grant Project which equipped over 400 youth in employable skills in the Western Region of Ghana. The project metamorphosed into a sustainable award winning Vocational project in the region. Mrs. Norgbey won a National Female Role Model Award on 19th March 2013 in grass root participation through her passion in handling and sustaining the project which is now the flagship of employable skills project in the country. She was also the manager for Youth Skills Training Programme (YSTP), a locally sponsored World Vision Vocational Skills Programme from 2004 to 2008.

Victoria was also the Lead trainer ( partnering with MDF West Africa) in training staff of Ghana Water Company and DENYS staff on sustainability of water treatment plants/Organizational Change in Koforidua and Kwanyako in the Eastern and Central regions of Ghana. She has varied experience in private-public partnership as she worked with Coca-Cola Company, Diaego and Water health doubling as relationship manager and WASH Education coordinator on Safe Water for Africa Partnership in Liberia, Nigeria and Ghana.

Victoria also coordinated the Community Mobilization and WASH Education aspects of the WADA (Water and Development Alliance) project sponsored by USAID, CoCaCola Company, Relief International and Waterhealth.  She is the lead consultant in the software implementation of the ‘5 Districts Water Project’ in the Volta Region; which is a partnership between the Ghanaian and Austrian governments.

Through her Organization, GLOWDEP, she is a lead mentor in Youth Development and WASH Education with emphasis on gender inclusiveness for sustainability. In partnership with MDF West Africa, she is a team member of the Ghana Netherlands Water Project as Capacity builders. She was an evaluator in the Midterm Evaluation of the Dutch WASH Alliance in Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Ghana in 2013. Mrs. Norgbey was the lead trainer on Gender in Project Cycle Management in Tanzania and also developed implementation plans for vegetable and Sesame Projects for SNV in Ghana.


Date of Birth                 3 May 1957

Nationality                    Ghanaian

  1. Present Address

Global Women Development Promoters

Address:                        N0.44  GNAT Ville, New Adenta

Phone:                           +233208162593/ +233243134480

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  1. Key Qualifications / Fields of Expertise

Mrs. Victoria Norgbey is an Educationist and a Governance Expert. She holds an Executive Masters Degree in Governance and Leadership from the Graduate School of Governance Leadership, (GIMPA) Accra. Mrs.Norgbey also holds a BSc. (Honours) Degree in General Agriculture from the University of Cape Coast in Ghana with specialization in Poultry Production and Feed milling Technology from Barneveld (IPTC) College in the Netherlands. She also holds a Diploma in Education.

She is also an Assembly woman (Government Appointee) on the Central Tongu District Assembly where she serves on the Social Services as well as Gender, Children and Social Protection Committees.

Victoria is the founder and Board Chairperson of Global Women Development Promoters, (GLOWDEP) a Gender Advocacy Non-profit Organization with the objective of promoting Women participation and empowerment in sustainable Development. GLOWDEP features in Senior High Schools in areas of Social Protection and Career Counselling, youth development, skills training and WASH Education among others.

Mrs. Norgbey serves on the Executive Council of the Greater Accra Poultry Farmers Association, where she is also the Vice President, the Editor of their Newsletter, and a trainer in the poultry Industry, and building capacity for new entrants in the poultry industry in Ghana.

Throughout her professional life she has built up a lot of experience with management, planning, project implementation, monitoring and evaluation and many other domains. She is an advocate for the vulnerable.

Mrs Norgbey was awarded, on the 19th March 2013, the award for “Female Role Models in Local Governance in Ghana as Agents of Change” by a Committee under the Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS) with support of GIZ. The Award was a unique one in recognition of youth development in employable skills. This award was handed over to her by the Honourable Nana Oye Lithur, Minister of Gender, Children and Social protection in Ghana. She also received an award for, “Volta Heros Award” for her contribution towards the facilitation of WASH activities in the region.

  1. Summary of work experience

Mrs. Norgbey taught in one of the first class Senior High Schools, Achimota Senior High School, for 15 years and emerged as the Best teacher of the school in 1995 and also the Best Teacher of Accra Metropolis and the runner –up for the Greater Accra Region in the same year.

She later worked with World Vision International in Ghana for over eight years in Rural Development, starting as a Youth Development Officer and by dint of hard work rose to the position of a Programme Manager. Mrs. Norgbey is credited with Abura Vocational and Leadership Institute in the Western Region of Ghana, a project she nurtured to an enviable sustainable position among that youth skills training Centres in Ghana. The Abura School has over the years produced middle level manpower in the region and its multiplier effect is manifested across the entire country.  She is also the initiator of the Ga West ICT Resource Centre for school children (sponsored by World Vision). As a programme manager she worked with over three thousand (3,000) children in child sponsorship and protection programme where she provided strategic leadership among others. Cross cutting projects such as capacity building for the physically challenged and care for People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAS) were integral parts of the programme.

Mrs. Norgbey was involved in training on voter education as well as gender participation in governance during the 2008 National Elections in Ghana. Furthermore she was a member of the Coordinating Committee of the African Minister’s Council on Water (AMCOW) that planned the 6th World Water Forum that took place in Marseille, France in March 2012.She specifically participated in preparing the Gender Strategy and Policy in the Water Sector for Africa.

She also worked as the Community Relations Manager for Water Health International, Ghana office for over 4 years as well as Coordinator of Education programmes (WASH specialist) for Safe Water for Africa Partnership, working in Liberia and Nigeria. This assignment involved needs assessment of communities for social interventions in the areas of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, with special emphasis on Women, Children and the vulnerable in society.

She also serves on the Executive Committee of Coalition of NGOs (CONIWASS) in the water sector in Ghana giving strategic direction for WASH provision in the country. CONIWASS works with Development Partners such as UNICEF, World Bank, Water Aid, CIDA etc. as well as other Civil society organizations to create awareness and draws Government’s attention to social protection issues in the areas of water, sanitation and health.

Mrs. Norgbey works as Consultant/Trainer for MDF West Africa in areas of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Organizational Change and Gender mainstreaming in Programmes and projects She was the lead trainer on Gender in Project Cycle Management in Tanzania. Victoria also developed implementation plans for vegetable and Sesame Projects for SNV.  Mrs.Norgbey was an evaluator in the midterm Evaluation of the Dutch WASH Alliance in Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Ghana.

  1. Regional Expertise
Country / Date201420142013







AssignmentTraining of stakeholders in the water sector on advocacy and policy influencing of water qualityNeeds assessment for the Ghana- Netherlands Water Project, in partnership with MDF West Africa, A Dutch-based organisation in Ghana.Mid-term Evaluation of Dutch WASH AllianceMid-term Evaluation of Dutch WASH Alliance

Mid-term Evaluation of Dutch WASH Alliance

Equatorial Women- Trainer, Gender in Project Cycle Management

National Elections Commission-Liberia. Trainer

Staff and Human Resource Performance Management (MDF West Africa

Development of implementation plan for Vegetable project ( for SNV)

Development of implementation plan for Sesame Project ( for SNV)

2012 Ghana Ghana Water Company Limited/ DENYS. FacilitatorLead trainer on organizational Improvement + training of Managers of Water Treatment Plants (3x) (MDF West Africa)
2012 Marseille- France African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW). Co-presenterKey facts about Safe Water for Africa –the community touch and project sustainability. Team member working on Gender Strategy and Policy.
2010-2013 Ghana
2012 Ghana North Tongu Rural Bank. FacilitatorDevelopment of Strategic Plan
2012 Ghana
Greater Accra Poultry Farmers Association. Lead Trainer inPoultry Management Practices for sustainable poultry production
2012 Nigeria Waterhealth/ CoCa Cola. Lead implementerBaseline/Needs Assessment of Communities for  project inception
2012 Liberia Waterhealth/ CoCa Cola. Lead implementerHealth and Hygiene Education for Behaviour Change and Rapid Assessment of communities for installation of water treatment plants.
2011 Liberia (2x) Safe Water for Africa Partnership ( Waterhealth/ CoCa Cola/ Government Public Private Partnership- Lead in project formulation and  implementation
2011South Africa/ Tunisia/ Gambia
2010-2013 Ghana Global Women Development Promoters.-       Mentoring/ Career Counseling in Senior High Schools-       Implemented Global Women Water Initiative WASH project.-       Monitoring and Evaluation of implemented projects.
2009-2012 Ghana Waterhealth/ Safe Water Network. Trainer on WASH Education-       Training of community Health Volunteers on WASH Education and Behaviour Change messages-       Conducting Health and Hygiene Education in schools, churches and market places etc.-       Conducting Radio Education Programmes on WASH-       Stakeholder engagement and Project Review meetings to put project on track

–       Coordinated and facilitated IFC/Waterhealth Mid-term Evaluation of water projects

–       Sensitization of water partners on the AMCOW Gender strategy.

  1. Languages
Language Speaking Reading Writing
Ewe mother tongue
English Excellent Excellent Excellent
Twi Excellent Fair Fair
Ga Excellent Fair Fair
  1. Educational record
2008 – 2010 GIMPA Graduate School of Governance/ LeadershipExecutive Masters in Governance and Leadership
1996 – 1999 University of Cape Coast-GhanaBachelor of Science (Honors) General Agriculture
1993 – 1994 Barneveld College, The NetherlandsDiploma in Poultry Production and Feed Milling Technology
1982 – 1985 University of Education Winneba -Mampong CampusDiploma in Agricultural Education
1975 – 1978 Foso Training College. Teachers’ Certificate A’
Special courses
2013 64th Annual Year School with theme on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
2012 6th World Water Forum held in France, Marseille. Participated in Women and Water Partnership Presentations as well as Presentations on Safe Water for Africa by Coca Cola Africa Foundation.Course on project Evaluation
2011 As a member of the Coordinating Team for the Africa Region for the 6th World Water Forum, i participated in Workshops in Cape Town, South Africa, Tunis in Tunisia, and Banjul, Gambia, for the preparation of the Africa Region Paper. Specifically on Water Governance and Gender Mainstreaming policy and strategy.
2010 Global Women Water Initiative Project Management Workshop for West African Women In WASH,3rd Africa Water Week on Africa Water Vision 2020 Agenda held in Adis-Ababa, Ethiopia( sponsored by UNEP)Follow-up training on Project Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation skills.
2008 Workshop on Channels of Hope Project skills( skills for Managing HIV projects) in Johannesburg, South AfricaWorkshop on empowering communities for Resilience towards project sustainability in Pretoria, South Africa.
2005 Course on Grant Project Management – Management of Buruli Ulcer Project- Financial ManagementCourse on Human Resource Management and Performance AppraisalCourse on measurement of Transformational Development Indicators (TDI) for Managers, Course on Gender Tool Training
2004 Course on Programme and Project Management.Course on Time and Personal  ManagementCourse on Child  Sponsorship Management/  Child RightCourse on Base line data collection as well as Needs Assessment
2003 Course on participatory Approach to Sustainable Development
2002 Course on Management/ Mentoring of Youth in NGO sponsorship programmes
2001 Introduction to International NGO Operations- World Vision International- Ghana office
  1. Employment record
02/2013 – Date   Executive Director- GLOWDEP and free lance consultant/trainer for MDF West Africa.
09/2008 – 01/2013 Water Health International, Ghana office as Community Relations Manager, WASH Education Trainer, Education Coordinator for Safe Water for Africa, working in Ghana, Liberia and Nigeria.Conducted baseline surveys and market surveys for start-up of Water Health projects in Ghana, Nigeria and Liberia;Coordinated and facilitated Stakeholder engagements activities Nationally and locally in the communities;Lead coordinator and facilitator for the implementation of Water Health projects;Conducted quarterly and Annual Review meetings to put project on track;

Facilitated Mid-term (follow-on) studies of GWASH project of which Water Health is the implementer;

Monitoring and Evaluation of the implemented projects;

Implemented Global Women Water Initiative (GWWI) project in Ghana.

07/2004 – 08/2008 World Vision, Area Development Programme Manager for 4 DistrictsManagement of staff and Partners in Programme AreaManagement of 3000 children in Sponsorship programme- Child welfare and Child Rights.
01/2001 – 06/2004 World Vision, Youth Development Officer- management of over 200 youth in sponsorship programmeEnrolment drive in communitiesTraining, mentoring and coaching of youth
09/1975 – 12/2000 Ghana Education Service, Teaching in schools for 25years with 15years service in Achimota Senior High school as Agricultural Science Tutor.Ref;Mr. Ben Arthur

Executive Secretary –CONIWAS

Coalition of NGOs in the Water Sector Ghana

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