Reality of Aid Africa Staff

DSC00289 Christine Saru

Christine Saru is a program associate working under the research program dealing with issues of Policy space and Enabling Environment for CSOs in Africa. Among the countries that have benefitted and continue to benefit from this program include: Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Lesotho, Burundi etc. She is also in charge of the execution and operation of the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) Platform whose African secretariat is hosted by the organization.

She holds a Bachelors degree in Development Studies from Uganda Christian University, Uganda, and is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Public Policy and Administration at Kenyatta University in Nairobi.

Among the position papers prepared by Christine include Private Sector and Development, Which way forward for Africa on Development Effectiveness and Towards a Post-2015 agenda.
Among the key events she has attended include the High Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation held in Mexico in April 2014.

How can we eradicate poverty in Africa?
Christine says, “There is a lot of progress that has been done already but I believe it can be scaled up by involving citizens’ needs and interests in poverty eradication strategies. The ideas need to come from the people because they know where the shoe pinches.”

Gerrishon Mwatela

 Gerrishon Mwatela

Gerrishon Mwatela is the finance officer. He has four years experience as a financial analyst and management accountant working with global organizations. He manages the organization’s accounts and provides financial support to the whole organization.

Gerrishon holds a double major in Bachelor in Commerce in Accounting and Business Administration. He is currently pursuing a professional certification in Public Accountancy

How can we eradicate poverty in Africa?
Gerrishon says, “Education is an important factor in absolute poverty eradication. Without knowledge then the people are not able to create wealth through entrepreneurial activities thus economically empowering themselves. “

Eileen Mbogho

Eileen Mbogho

Eileen Mbogho is an administrative assistant with six years professional experience in an administrative capacity providing support and assistance to both a single department and multiple individuals throughout the company. She also ensures that general clerical duties are done in a timely and efficient manner.
She has a background in secretarial studies and is currently pursuing business management.
Eileen has previously worked at Samar Construction Company and Hezron Gekonde& Advocates in a similar capacity.

How can we eradicate poverty in Africa?
Eileen says, “To actually say we have eradicated poverty is to ensure that all people have basic necessities. Water and good sanitation is a priority area. Also, economic empowerment through microfinance groups has benefitted many and continues to be central in eradicating poverty.”

Elsie Masava

Elsie Masava is a programme associate under research and communication. She provides support to the programmes team and is currently coordinating Aid and Private Sector researches in Tanzania and Uganda. Under communication, Elsie is in charge of disseminating information in an appropriate and timely manner among other communication roles.
She holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics and Statistics and is currently pursuing a Masters in Economics.

How can we eradicate poverty in Africa?
Elsie says,“Africa is endowed with a great variety of profitable resources which if managed well can bring great gains to the African people. Therefore, building capacity among the people is central to ensuring that these resources are used effectively and in a sustainable way so that Africa can eradicate absolute poverty.”

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