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Preface

Executive Summary

1.1. Introduction

1.1.1 Overview Narrative / Background

1.1.2. Purpose for Developing my Professional Portfolio

1.1.3. What will be Learnt About me

1.1.4. Who I consider my audience to be

2.1. My Philosophy and Philosophical Statement on Adult Education

3.1. A reflective Synthesis of my Professional Portfolio

3.2. A Critical Analysis of who I am

3.3. The Knowledge, Skills and Attitude I bring to my Practice of Adult Education

3.4. My Strengths, Accomplishments, Growth and Challenge Areas

3.5. Reflection on my Developmental Trajectory with Possible Goals for the Future

4.1. Curriculum Vitae

4.2. Background Information

4.3. Professional Membership

4.4. Awards

4.5. Academic Records / Qualifications

4.6. Relevant Employment and Responsibilities

4.7. Appointments

4.8. Summary of key technical skills / abilities

4.10. Relevant Papers Presented with Dates

4.11. Relevant Workshop and Sensitization Program

4.12. Press Conference/Media Briefing

Referees

Acknowledgement

References

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Preface
Executive Summary
Chapter 1
1.1. Introduction
1.1.1 Overview Narrative / Background
1.1.2. Purpose for Developing my Professional Portfolio
1.1.3. What will be Learnt About me
1.1.4. Who I consider my audience to be
Chapter 2
2.1. My Philosophy and Philosophical Statement on Adult Education
Chapter 3
3.1. A reflective Synthesis of my Professional Portfolio
3.2. A Critical Analysis of who I am
3.3. The Knowledge, Skills and Attitude I bring to my Practice of Adult Education
3.4. My Strengths, Accomplishments, Growth and Challenge Areas
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I draw strength from learning, interaction with people and writing. I am quite innovative and initiated my organisation’s biosafety commitment for the biodiversity action agenda for nature and man. It is a global record that my organization, EWHC, made the first biosafety commitment on the Action Agenda promoting the implementation of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity to ensure safe handling, transfer and use of living modified organisms to help in raising awareness on the urgent need to halt the loss of biodiversity and restore healthy ecosystems. The commitment is part of the positive actions for the Action Agenda, to set the stage for an ambitious global biodiversity framework, to be adopted in Kunming, China, in 2021. (APPENDIX 1).

As part of this commitment, the EWHC organized a Webinar on December 8, 2020, with the topic; UNEP Programme: Sharm El-Sheikh to Kunming Action Agenda for Nature and People Webinar, and theme; “MOTIVATING STRATEGIC PLANS AND ACTIONS FOR PUBLIC AWARENESS ON BIOSAFETY AND BIODIVERSITY, TO ENHANCE PARTNERSHIP WITH NATURE”. The Webinar fostered communication to ensure that by 2025, people are aware of the meaning and values of biosafety and biodiversity, as well as steps they can take to use them for sustainable development. It promoted and showcased a groundswell of actions from both state and non-state actors, to safeguard and reverse biodiversity loss, provided momentum towards the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework to be adopted at the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in China. The outcome has been published and can be accessed through this link

Edel-Quinn Agbaegbu is the Nigeria Country Representative for Voluntary Peer Review (VPR) process of Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and was a team member of CBD 2019 review of Uganda’s NBSAP implementation. She received a special commendation from the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, for her role in the Secretariat’s Voluntary Peer Review (VPR) process for the implementation of the National Biodiversity Strategic Action Plan (NBSAP), 2015 - 2025, of the Republic of Uganda, (APPENDIX 2). The detail is available here.

Agbaegbu is the publisher of LifeCare Journal, which reports developments in various areas such as health, education, sustainable development, food security and good governance. Agbaegbu is a member of National Biodiversity Strategic and Action Plan, (NBSAP); and a strong voice in biodiversity-based economy for future. She was one of the Nigerian delegates to ‘‘2018 United Nations Biodiversity Convention, (COP14); Held in Sharm El-Sheik, Egypt. My challenge area is ability to navigate between work life and career advancement. This has significantly affected my output in most of my engagements and continuously weighs down my resolve to sour beyond limits. Unfortunately, this factor, as well as poverty is a common phenomenon amongst women, most especially in the developing countries. It limits women’s potentials and opportunities for active participation in leadership and decision-making processes. This has a negative impact on productivity, social development and resilience, with a resultant effect on growth and development particularly at the last mile. Another major challenge is inadequate power supply, poor internet facility, including poor basic amenities and infrastructure. These have become persistent condition of living mostly in the third world countries and all efforts to overcome this situation, particularly in my country Nigeria, have failed. It is a major constraint and impediments in my growth and development and has continuously limited research and online studies and learning.

3.5. Reflection on my Developmental Trajectory with Possible Goals for the Future
3.6. Practice Development
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In the process of identifying SKAs that you want to build on during your master’s program at StFX. University, Canada; I realized many other resources and strategies that I need to develop. I noted the desire to develop, improve and learn more on critical thinking and investigative skills example research and investigation, business and communication skills for enhanced knowledge. In this intensive learning and study under this broad subject of adult education, there is great opportunity to share ideas and to exchange experiences with each other between classroom learnings and development challenge. I intend to build on developing the resources and strategies that I will need to approach problems and address challenges.

3.7. An Interpretation of who I am / Biography
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Edel-Quinn Ijeoma Agbaegbu a Microbiology graduate, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, (UNN) is from Imo state, Nigeria. She holds a post-graduate training certificate in ‘‘Livelihoods and Markets” from Coady Institite, St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Canada and a Certificate on ‘‘Strategic Communications and Legal Dimensions of Biotechnology Access” from Cornell Alliance for Science, Cornell University Ithaca, New York, U.S.A. She is currently a member of “Women’s Leadership and Community Development Cohort”, at St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada. She is a wife and a mother and has demonstrated excellence in diverse positions of responsibility. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Every Woman Hope Centre, (EWHC); a Nigerian registered Non-Governmental Organization, (NGO), with strength on advocacy on diverse areas including gender and biodiversity. Notably, EWHC is promoting commitments in Africa to the Sharm El-Sheik to Kunming Action Agenda for nature and people, towards reversing biodiversity loss and promoting positive gains to 2030, as well as achieving the 2050 Vision of Living in Harmony with Nature. This is available here.