Criteria for Nomination

  1. A registered member of GRNMA with valid PIN
  2. A minimum of 10 years working experience
  3. Evidence of certification in Advocacy/human rights training
  4. Evidence of initiation of advocacy project or human right promotion
  5. Membership in an advocacy project or human right activism locally or internationally
  6. Evidence of engaging the media on advocacy/human right issues
  7. Evidence of publishing on advocacy/human right issues
  8. Evidence of contribution to policy/relevant documents/decisions/initiatives through advocacy projects
  9. Evidence of serving on committees/boards in relation to advocacy and human rights
  10. Evidence of attendance/presentation at seminars/symposia/conferences on advocacy/human rights


Short Bio of Mrs. Emma Helen Banga

Mrs. Emma Helen Banga was the sixth President of the GRNA from 1995 – 2003. She also served as the General Secretary of the GRNA from 1991 – 1994. She contributed immensely to ensure quality educational standards in nursing and negotiated for better salary conditions for nurses and midwives. She was a Public Health Nurse and a Nurse Educator. Mrs. Banga also negotiated for the passing of the white paper on Enrolled and Community Health Nursing promotion exercise in July,1992. She was a member of the Consultative Assembly from 1991-1992. She initiated the process for the acquisition of a Collective Bargaining Certificate for the Association in 2003 and attained same in 2005. She also initiated the building of GRNMA regional hostels and instituted the Nurses/GRNMA Fund. She served as a member of the planning committee for WHO in 1989 and was a Board Member of the Ministry of Health from 1998 to 2004. During her tenure as president she engaged actively in advocacy for quality nursing and midwifery education and nursing and midwifery services.