Building African training capacity
Building African training capacity is another important AWARD initiative. Identifying and training high-caliber African trainers to conduct all courses offered by AWARD is an essential component of the project, and is consistent with its overall vision and goals. With support from USAID, AWARD has developed a Training of Trainers Series for selected regional trainers, with the goal of having a cadre of highly competent trainers both for its own training needs and for other organizations.
We now have a pool of 16 top-notch trainers from nine countries who deliver AWARD's courses on mentoring, science skills building, and leadership capacity development. Please meet some of these leading professionals, whose profiles are posted here. We will be adding the remaining profiles in the near future.
Ruth is an internationally qualified organization development facilitator and strategic management consultant. For more than 17 years, she has worked with a diverse range of organizations, including corporations and small and medium enterprises, as well as local and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs). She is currently providing strategic plan implementation solutions to the regional office of an international NGO. More >>>
Monica Namumbya Kapiriri
Monica has 15 years of experience working as a facilitator and consultant, part-time lecturer, program officer, and social development specialist. She worked as a training coordinator for three years (1995-1998) for Community Development Resources Network. Her role entailed course design, delivery, monitoring and evaluation.
Dr. Chiku Malunga
Chiku has more than 15 years of experience in facilitating organizational and leadership development work, including mentoring and coaching in several countries in Africa and Europe. More >>>
Dr. Maria G. Nassuna-Musoke
Maria brings more than 16 years of experience as a trainer at university level and 10 years of working with rural communities. Her core competencies include training, facilitating change processes, mentoring, coaching, team building, strategic planning, process documentation, design, implementation of project monitoring and evaluation processes, as well as training in agricultural and social-related matters. More >>>
Francis has more than 27 years of professional experience in poverty reduction strategies acquired as a country director for a non-governmental organization, as a 50-hectare hobby farmer in Senegal, and through consultancy and business services provided in Africa and North America.* More >>>
Pamela is an experienced trainer, facilitator, coach, and management consultant, who has worked for more than 18 years with a wide range of clients, including corporations, government departments, and non-governmental organizations. More >>>
Emmanuel Ohene Afoakwa
Emmanuel Afoakwa is an associate professor in food science and technology in the department of nutrition and food science, University of Ghana. An AWARD Mentor, he holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in food science from the University of Ghana, and a PhD in food science from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland.
Paul Nampala is an independent consultant with the Uganda National Academy of Sciences. He has a BSc in agriculture and an MSc in crop sciences, both from Makerere University, along with a postgraduate diploma in research methods and data analysis from Wye College University of London, U.K. Nampala also has a PhD from Makerere University, and over eight years experience in various coordination and management positions that entailed developing strategic plans, work plans, budgets, and visioning.
Pamela Marinda is a program officer at the Information Training and Outreach Centre for Africa (ITOCA), where her duties include overseeing the organization’s program development, external relations, and administrative operations in the Eastern Africa region. She is also responsible for promoting and sustaining ITOCA’s partnerships with regional and international organizations.
Anne Marie Nyamu
Anne Marie Nyamu is a professional communications consultant who holds a BEd in zoology and botany, an MSc in hydrobiology, and a postgraduate diploma in mass communication. She has worked in various capacities, situations, and geographies for the past 20 years. She has taught at Kenyatta University, and has written and/or edited a wide range of papers and publications for an international organization. Throughout her diverse career, Nyamu’s high professional standards have helped her build and maintain a broad core client base.
Florence Wandabwa Ambayo
Florence Wandabwa Ambayo is a counseling psychologist and behavioral analyst who specializes in training in institutions of higher learning. She has excellent training skills honed through delivery of facilitation, lectures, and experiential learning sessions, and has keen awareness of cultural and diversity issues.
Salome Gitoho is a qualified strategy, organizational development, and human resources consultant with Lincoln Consulting. She has more than 25 years of experience. She possesses in-depth knowledge and work experience in organizational development, learning and development, and human resources, with a core focus of aligning human resources to business strategies.
Douglas Ouma is an organizational development and environmental management specialist with more than 20 years’ experience in project management, development communication, organizational development, training and research, and environmental assessment and management.
Christopher Oyoo Yaye
Christopher Oyoo Yaye is a lecturer of Philosophy at Pwani University College, Kenyatta University, Kilifi Kenya, and previously worked as an adjunct lecturer in various universities in Kenya and Italy, where he supervised as well as mentored several students. Courses taught include Philosophy; Civic Education; Social Justice, Advocacy and Human Rights; Culture and Human Development: Women and Society; Social and Cultural Analysis; Critical and Creative Thinking; and African Culture.
Joyce Mataya has more than 15 years of experience as an organizational development practitioner, having worked with a range of community based-organizations, local and international NGOs, and government and private institutions. She holds both a diploma and a BSc in Agriculture from Bunda College, specializing in rural development, and a certificate in Managing Non-Profit-Making Organizations from the Open University, U.K.