Jeanette Akua Eno is an international management and social development expert specialising in Governance programming, Gender Equality & Women’s Rights, Civil Society Capability & Leadership, Peace-building & Conflict Transformation. Most recently in 2016-17, she served as the Governance Sector Co-ordinator in the President’s Recovery Priorities programme in Sierra Leone’s Office of the President. Over the years, she gained extensive experience working as an independent consultant to multilateral, bilateral development partners, national and international civil society organisations in East, Southern and West Africa.
In 1997-2003, as President of the Board of Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA), a leading pan-African International Women’s NGO based in Uganda, she contributed to the establishment of the African Women’s Leadership Institute (AWLI) that successfully pioneered and equipped African women for strategic leadership positions in their countries. In UK and the West African sub-region, she managed complex donor programmes – ENCISS Sierra Leone Programme Director, 2005-2008, following her leadership of Conciliation Resources’ (CR) peace building programme 1999-2004, spanning the Mano River countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Her engagement in conflict settings was further deepened when she served as the Head of Field Office for medica mondiale in Liberia supporting survivors of sexual violence. Among other voluntary initiatives, she remains strongly committed to supporting female survivors of violence in her capacity as a Board member of Masimanyane’s Women’s Rights International.