Mrs. Mary Ama Kudom-Agyemang

Mrs. Kudom-Agyemang is a Freelance Environmental Communicator and Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. She is a contributing writer to newspapers such as Public Agenda and Ghanaian Times, on environment and development issues including climate change. From time to time, she does commentary on similar issues for the major news bulletins of the Radio News Division of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC). 

As a Communication Consultant, Mrs. Kudom-Agyemang has been worked on a number of national projects including the DFID funded Forest Sector Development Project (FSDP) 2 and multi-donor funded Land Administration Project (LAP). Additionally, she has facilitated a publicity campaign for the Forum on Water and Sanitation for Parliamentarians, organized by the Community Water and Sanitation Agency of Ghana. Mrs. Kudom-Agyemang has further worked for the Ghana Water Resources Commission to develop an Awareness Raising Campaign Plan for communities in the catchment area of the Weija Dam, within the Densu Delta basin. She is the Media Representative on the National Planning Committee for the national celebration of the World Water Day and is in-charge of media related activities on the Committee and the women representative on the Working Group for Forest Certification, Ghana. Her work experience includes working as communications manager for Conservation International, Ghana and on part time basis with WWF, WARPO, Ghana Office and provided communication services for IUCN, Ghana. 

Mrs. Kudom-Agyemang has spearheaded the production of a number of documentaries on themes including “Ghana’s Forest Resources – A Curse or a Blessing,” and “Voices of Traditional Rulers on the impacts of Government Policies on their Livelihoods.” 

Her recent engagement has been as a trainer of trainers for journalists under a Japanese government and UNDP initiative known as the African Adaptation Programme Media Capacity Development Project. This project, implemented in collaboration with the International Centre for Journalists, was aimed at enhancing media reportage on climate change issues in 20 African countries. She facilitated trainings on climate change journalism in five of the countries namely Ghana, Nigeria, Namibia, Lesotho and Sao Tome. She was the media contributor for the Growing Forest Partnership/IIED programme in Ghana. 

Prior to her consulting, she worked for 14 years with the Radio News Division of the GBC. During the period, she helped establish an Environment Desk with her as the main person in-charge to report specifically on environmental issues. Within that same period, she won a number of national and international awards. These include the 2003 Environmental Journalist of the Year under the Ministry of Environment and Science Environmental Journalism Contest and in 2003 - Second place winner in the Radio category in an international competition organised by the World Bank Institute in Washington for journalists reporting on water related issues. She was awarded a sponsorship package to cover events/proceedings at the 3rd World Water Forum in Kyoto, Japan in March 2003. In 1999, Mrs. Kudom-Agyemang was awarded a Certificate of Recognition from the Ghana Environmental Protection Agency for contributing significantly to environmental awareness creation in the country.