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ABOUT AMARA KAMARA
My team calls this writeup "bragging rights." So here it goes below:
Amara Kamara is a Community & Social Development practitioner working to better understand and deliver organizational improvements through human capital, social development, and systems and process enhancement.
𝐇𝐢𝐬 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐬𝐞 includes healthcare strategies, project design and management, data analysis and interpretation, and the development and implementation of research and operational tools centered on Human Capital Development and Social Development.
𝐄𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧- 𝐏𝐡.𝐃., 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐃𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐨𝐩𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭:
Amara is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in International Development and is actively engaged in academic research in economic growth, poverty reduction, better governance, quality of life improvements, and stronger human rights—in the poorer and less-developed countries of the world.
𝐄𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧- 𝐌𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐒𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭:
Amara's graduate degree in Project Management in the context of Nonprofit Leadership affords him a blend of technical skills related to budgeting, planning, scheduling, and project scope management, as well as soft skills such as negotiation, communication, and conflict resolution.
𝐄𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧- 𝐌𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐀𝐫𝐭𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐀𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐲𝐬𝐢𝐬:
Amara's skills include strategic intelligence analysis, information collection, and operations, as well as the acumen to assess and predict traditional and non-traditional threats and risks. The MA in Intelligence also jealously provides him with a vintage point in international politics, and the intelligence cycle, including planning, data collection and exploitation, intelligence analysis, production, and dissemination phases.
𝐄𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧- 𝐌𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐒𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐇𝐮𝐦𝐚𝐧 𝐒𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐞𝐬 𝐀𝐝𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧:
Amara is action-oriented. He is all about conceptualizing, planning, designing, implementing, monitoring, and assessing outcomes for service users. The Human Services Admin degree credentialled Amara into human resources development, agency funding strategies, managing diverse populations of employees and clients, and improving and expanding the quality of service in a variety of fields from social service organizations to communities and nonprofits to human resources.
𝐇𝐞'𝐬 𝐀𝐥𝐬𝐨 𝐀𝐧 𝐄𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐮𝐫:
Amara is the owner and Principal Consultant at AMAKA Consulting firm which provides technical advisory services in human capital and social development to community development organizations and public sector clients in West Africa and the US. Over 9 years of leadership consulting experience in humanitarian and community development advisory services focusing on capacity development, water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) governance, as well as technical and strategic coaching in the areas of new service development, process improvement, utilization review, benchmarking, advocacy, gender mainstreaming, and community outreach. Over 7 years of experience in civil society and community development services, specializing in process and organizational transformation, technology strategy and implementation, and technical project management.
𝐀𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤 & 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐬:
Conducting research and disseminating analytical results on important agricultural developments and trends that impact the community; and
Identifying and analyzing policies for sustainably meeting the food needs of assisted communities through the application of advanced agricultural technologies and practices that balance production and income, resilience-building efforts, and natural resource capitalization and management.
Identifying processes that lead to improved environmental soundness and best management practices to conserve biodiversity and maintain productive natural resource assets over the long term that can adapt to climate change; and
Integrating environmental procedures into planning, implementation, and results monitoring.
Developing policies for trade and investment programs in underdeveloped and war-torn communities in Africa;
Developing linkages between U.S. and African educational institutions and associations on trade and investment programs; and Examining the constraints to growth and macroeconomic analysis of poverty dimensions.
Assistance to help power generation, distribution, and transmission projects, including clean energy projects and off-grid and mini-grid solutions, reach the construction stage;
Assistance in enhancing the enabling environment for private and public investment in energy infrastructure, including legal and regulatory frameworks, as well as institutional capacity building.
Developing partnerships with organizations that foster education programs;
Providing technical assistance in solving national and regional education and human capacity development challenges; and
Identifying program directions and objectives that increase the involvement of African communities in the education of their children.
DEMOCRACY/GOVERNANCE & CONFLICT
Supporting programs and activities that build democratic institutions, promote human rights, protect vulnerable populations, enhance the rule of law, improve accountability, strengthen the voice of the community in their interactions with governments, support credible elections, and peacebuilding activities, and counter violent extremism, trafficking, and organized crime; and
Recommending approaches that promote the integration of democracy, governance, and conflict mitigation activities into other sectors.
Research, and design services related to cross-cutting health issues such as health system strengthening and health finance that are incorporated into other activities.
Health care credentialing
Consulting on Healthcare strategies, policies, procedures, forms, and systems
Providing assistance in identifying the size and scope of extreme poverty in the western subregion of Africa;
Providing assistance in identifying the cause of, and solutions to, extreme poverty in Africa.
𝐇𝐞 𝐞𝐧𝐣𝐨𝐲𝐬 𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 new ideas and devising feasible community-based solutions to fragile communities including those affected by wars, famine, economic hardship, political instability, security threats, as well as the advent of technological advancement threatening the unskilled and under-empowered.
𝐇𝐢𝐬 clients and 𝐜𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐠𝐮𝐞𝐬 would describe him as a driven, resourceful individual who maintains a positive, proactive attitude when faced with adversity.