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Nsinazo Warrakah
Consultant , Consulting Firm
Nairobi, Kenya
Over 10 years experience in financial inclusion, social policy and development. Specific focus in microfinance, financial literacy/education, consumer protection and corporate governance. Development of feasibility studies and grant proposals. Also trained in leadership and board competence. Analytic team worker and self motivated.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Administration, Management, Accounting/Finance, Procurement
  • Agriculture, Livelihoods, Microfinance, Rural
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Fundraising, Business Development, Grants Writer
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
Professional Experience:
Consultant, FinSmarts Consultancy Limited. FinSmarts offers training and advisory services in microfinance business development, consumer protection and corporate governance.

Director, Southern Hills Development Agency Limited (SHDAL). It is the company that owns Radio Kaya, a regional radio station which broadcasts in Kiswahili and local dialects, across the Kenyan Coastal Region. The station objective is to promote social and economic advancement of local communities through media.

Social Policy Analyst; 7 years experience with the Central Bank of Kenya, Financial Inclusion and Policy Division in Bank Supervision Department. 4 years experience in Human Resource and Administration Department, Recruitment Section.

My experience in the Central Bank of Kenya has honed my skills in effective communication; personnel and change management, as well as being a diligent, analytic, self- motivated worker. Further, my experience in the Policy Division has exposed me to interacting with different cultures, research methods, data analysis and economic development.

My undergraduate qualification major in economics and minor in sociology offered a foundation to understanding the multidimensional aspect of governance, society, poverty, economic policy and sustainability. This has immensely contributed to successfully undertaking tasks assigned to me.
Education:
Master of Science degree in Development Finance from the Graduate Institute of International Development and Applied Economics, University of Reading, UK, 2008.

Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Sociology, St. Thomas University - New Brunswick, Canada, 2003.

Completed training and conferences in the field of social policy and development as follows:

On-going: Basel Modules (online), Financial Stability Institute (FSI)

5th – 6th April 2011: Financial Inclusion Policymakers Forum (FIPF) 2011, Bank Negara, Malaysia.

13th – 24th September 2010: Certificate in Microfinance: ‘Knowledge and Skills in Microfinance and Frontier Markets’ - School of Applied Microfinance, Kenya.

19th – 21st May 2010: ‘Rural Financial Intermediation for Growth and Wealth Creation in Africa’ – African Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (AFRACA) Workshop, Kampala, Uganda.

15th – 17th March 2010: ‘Microfinance Regulations: Who Benefits?’ Micro Credit Regulatory Authority, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

14th – 16th October 2009: ‘Lending to Small & Medium Sized Enterprises’. Kenya Institute of Bankers, Nairobi, Kenya.

14th – 18th May 2007: Effective Supervision, Kenya School of Monetary Studies, Nairobi.

15th – 17th May 2006: Change Management, Kenya School of Monetary Studies, Nairobi.
Affiliations and Achievements:
Member, Association of Microfinance Professionals of Kenya (AMPK)

Founding Director, Southern Hills Development Agency (Radio Kaya) - 2006

Founding Director, FinSmarts Consultancy Limited

2nd Runners-up Team member; Central Bank of Kenya Team during the Inter-bank and Financial Institutions Quiz Competition, Kenya - 2010.

Drafted the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) project proposal to enhance financial inclusion in Kenya, which was granted.

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    Years of Experience:
    10-15 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Masters
    Languages:
    English, Kiswahili, French
    Nationality:
    Kenya
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