Management Team

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Dr. Birungi KORUTARO

Chief Executive Officer
Birungi Korutaro (PhD) is an agribusiness specialist with more than 14 years of experience in markets development, value chain analysis and development including formulating agriculture and tourism related investment operations in East and South Africa.

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Anthony Mugambi Makona

Country Team Leader – Kenya
An Agricultural Value Chains Development and Market Access Specialist, Anthony has over 10 years’ experience working with the private, public and civil society sectors across East Africa. Anthony has a passion for market-led initiatives geared at structured and inclusive agricultural trading systems. Anthony is currently the Program Team Leader for Kilimo Trust, Kenya and the immediate former Program Team Leader for a market-led DFID-funded project, the Beans Enterprises and Structured Trade in the EAC dubbed BEST-EAC. The project was implemented in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania where he has been responsible for building and mentoring national and cross-border beans trading consortia.

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Patrick Muganga

Acting Team leader-REACTS-II Project
Patrick Muganga has been with Kilimo Trust since 2011. He is a Senior Program Officer and Value Chain Specialist. Professionally, he has MSc in Food Science and Technology from Makerere University. Patrick has a good understanding of Making Markets work for the Poor (M4P), Value Chain Development (VCD) and Inclusive Development approaches/models. He also a financial literacy trainer and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) practitioner.

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Rachel Ajambo

Country Team Leader – Tanzania
Rachel Ajambo, is a Socio-economist and has been at Kilimo Trust since 2010. Rachel is responsible for providing technical and administrative leadership for the three (3) projects (CARI, CHIPS &SIKIA) implemented by Kilimo Trust Tanzania. Rachel has been part of the technical and management team of Kilimo Trust Tanzania since 2014. Before joining Kilimo Trust Tanzania team, Rachel was program officer Value Chain Institutions and Support Services at KT Headquarters in Uganda where she was leading the Beans value chain linkages in central Uganda; in addition to providing technical expertise in various value chain research and scoping studies conducted by the Trust.

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Rachel Katana

Finance Manager
Rachel is a Certified Chartered Accountant (ACCA). She joined Kilimo Trust as an Accountant in 2011. She is part of the Team that ensures that Kilimo Trust achieves sound financial management and performance with the following pillars: Unqualified Audit Reports since the inception of the Trust in 2005 to date; Compliance and adherence to the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) and International Accounting Standards - IAS’s; Strong Internal Control Systems by ensuring a robust internal controls and the enabling control environment that has allowed proper financial reporting; and lastly, Compliance with Tax and other Regulations in the EAC region where the Trust operates. Rachel has accumulated over 8 years of experience in financial management for projects. She is the reviewer and advisor of Kilimo Trust management on grantee financial systems and reports. She is also instrumental in preparing program budgets and ensuring adherence to set budgets.

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Andrew Gashayija

Team Leader-R-YES Project
Andrew GASHAYIJA is a specialist in food and industrial microbiology, with interests in food processing and preservation, food industry management and marketing and has been with Kilimo Trust since 2011. Currently in Kilimo Trust, Andrew is responsible for postharvest handling, value addition and market access and translation of materials from English to French and vice versa and has contributed to the team in selection and ranking of strategic food commodities in the EAC Region, supervision in agricultural surveys has experience in data entry and analysis. Before joining Kilimo Trust, Andrew worked for JICA, as a technical assistant and translator, and Rwanda’s TRAC Plus as a supervisor. Andrew has a BSC in applied microbiology and currently pursuing a Master of food science and nutrition.

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ANDREW KIMUTAI CHEBOI

Team Leader Resource Mobilization and Quality Assurance
Mr. Andrew Cheboi is the Senior Program Officer in charge of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning for all Kilimo Trust implemented Projects and Programs across the EAC region. He provides M&E and Learning leadership for the organization with support from M&E project officers and assistants based in the country Offices. Mr. Cheboi’s experience spans for over 20 years in implementing donor-funded development projects and programs in East and Southern Africa. He has demonstrated experience designing and managing program monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems that ensure quality delivery of results and contract compliance; and that can be used to review progress toward project objectives, assess project approaches and enable project adaption, as necessary

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Shirley Gyera

Human Resource and Administration Manager
Shirley has been with Kilimo Trust since October 2014: she has over 9years of experience in Human Resource Management and Administration and has worked in various sectors (Consultancy, Financial and Oil). She has a Masters in Human Resource Management from Makerere University and she strongly believes that any organisation is as Good as its People.

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Hamadi Salum

Officer in Charge-Tanzania
Salum has a MSc in International Trade and Economics of Commodities (2011) from University of Dar es salaam in collaboration with UNCTAD virtual institute on trade and development, Geneva and bachelor’s degree in applied Statistics (2008) from Mzumbe University.

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Kilimo Trust Head Quarters
 Plot 42 Princess Anne Drive, Bugolobi, Kampala Uganda
  Telephone: +256 392 264 980/1/2
  Email: admin@kilimotrust.org

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