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Stuart Katwikirize
Regional Head of Disaster Risk Management (Middle East, Eastern and Southern Africa) , Plan International
Nairobi, Kenya
20 years’ leadership experience in humanitarian aid and development. Proven ability growing culturally diverse teams whilst fostering safety, well-being and focus. Effective at high level agency representation. Proven experience leading consortia, working with major donors, and designing large-scale humanitarian and resilience-building programs. Keen on developing and adopting new humanitarian sol
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Director, CEO, COP, President
  • Disaster, Aid, Emergencies, Relief
  • Fundraising, Business Development, Grants Writer
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
Professional Experience:
Have been working in the humanitarian aid and development sectors for more than 20 years, and served across different organisations in both country level and regional positions.

Have experience leading consortia, having been a Chief of Party for a humanitarian-development nexus programming consortia of World Vision, CARE and CRS in Lesotho (2005-2006).

Previously worked with World Vision International in various capacities and at different times as Regional Director for Humanitarian Affairs (2011-2015); Africa Humanitarian Advisor (2006-2011); Senior Emergency Response Manager (2001-2005).

I have also worked with Christian Aid as their Senior Emergencies Officer for Africa (2006-2007).

In all the above roles, I have supported countries to develop large-scale humanitarian response and resilience-building programmes both in rural and urban settings.

I and in all the above roles, I have had great opportunities to develop and grow teams, and represent different organisations at regional and global levels. Testimonials on this can be found on my LinkedIn page in the recommendations section.
Have a PhD with a focus on community capacity building for disaster risk reduction from Huddersfield University, UK; a Msc in Disaster Management & Humanitarian Affairs from the Royal Military College of Science, Cranfield University UK; and a BSc in Information Science, from Makerere University, Uganda.
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    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Swahili, some french
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