Uzo Agyare-Kumi

Ghana | Emeritus Dean of the Academy

Uzo Agyare-Kumi is an educator and social activist with a passion for helping young people develop the skills they need to flourish as confident, productive members of society. A dual Nigerian/British citizen, Uzo spent her childhood in the United Kingdom and Lagos, Nigeria before moving to eastern Nigeria for undergraduate studies at the University of Nigeria.

In 2004, she was appointed National Director for the Catholic Association for Racial Justice (CARJ), a high-profile role which involved engaging with churches and schools across England and Wales to raise awareness about racial injustice. Upon graduating, she started her career as a teacher at a Catholic school in Calabar, Nigeria. Uzo then transitioned to community organizing and social activism. In 2001, she was offered a full-time position as a community organizer with The East London Communities Organization (TELCO), becoming the first black female community organizer in London. She spent four years with the Catholic Institute for Development, Justice and Peace (CIDJAP) in Nigeria.

A dual Nigerian/British citizen, Uzo spent her childhood in the United Kingdom and Lagos, Nigeria before moving to eastern Nigeria for undergraduate studies at the University of Nigeria. After re-locating to Ghana with her family in 2006, she worked as a consultant with the Government of Liberia to recruit professionals into key roles within the Civil Service before eventually returning to the education sector.