About Us

Who We Are



We envision a world in which every East African community has the capacity to implement dynamic, sustainable solutions to the challenges they face.



Advancing community-led initiatives that improve education and public health in East Africa.

Local Goals.

Global Partnerships.

Climate Resilient and Environmentally Responsible DevelopmentAt Global Partners, we recognize that the climate is changing and that our partners in East Africa will be affected. We are committed to helping communities adapt, prepare, and engage with this reality. As part of a community-driven project selection process, local groups map how climate change affects their land and infrastructure, and this informs the project they ultimately choose. Our technical staff are trained in sustainable resource use and climate change mitigation and adaptation methods so that projects can make communities more resilient against the impacts of climate change whenever possible.

To responsible and sustainable development and that local people have the right to drive change in their schools and communities.

Our Team
Global Partners is committed to advancing fair and equitable partnerships in global development. 100% of our field staff are East African. We are continuing to invest in our staff through more meaningful leadership roles and professional development opportunities and are shifting more decision-making power to East Africa.

Festus Juma is the Kenyan Country Coordinator for Global Partners. He manages ongoing partner relations, identifies new partners and projects, and monitors ongoing development work

Kenya Country Director

Joseph is our Lead Technical Adviser in Kenya. With numerous engineering degrees, eight years of government service, and seven years of nonprofit experience

Kenya Technical Director

Dora Achieng’ Okeyo is a Community Facilitator based in Homa Bay County, Kenya. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the United States

Senior Community Facilitator (Kenya)

Elias O. Njoga is a Technical Assistant and is based in Homa Bay County, Kenya. He has five years of experience in the field including previous roles as a technical assistant

Field Engineer (Kenya)

Victorine Achieng Abuto is the accountant/bookkeeper for GPFD-Kenya. She ensures the seamless


Mwajuma A. Ally is a Facilitator and is based in the Singida Region of Tanzania. Mwajuma holds a Bachelor Degree in Community Development with a

Consultant Enumerator

Jeremiah is a Community Facilitator in Singida, Tanzania. In his previous job as the Field Operations Manager

Consultant Enumerator

Daniel has more than 20 years experience working with non-profit community based organizations with extensive expertise in board and community relations,

Executive Director

Emmanuel Nene Odjidja is a program evaluator, knowledge broker and academic researcher with over nine years of experience working in development

Program Evaluator

George is an M&E specialist with a B.A. in Social Sciences from Makere University. He has extensive expertise and experience in institutional capacity building

M&E specialist

Sara Henning, Director of Strategy, joined Global Partners in April 2016. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from the University of Missouri

Director of Programs

Anne Angarola joined GPFD in June 2017 and serves as the Community-Driven Education (CDE) Manager. Currently based outside of Arusha,

GPFD Tanzania Consultant

Marisa Mazria Katz is a reporter and editor who has contributed to numerous publications, including the New York Times, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Vogue, NPR, Marketplace, Time and the New York Review of Books,

Editorial Producer

With a master’s degree in international development and experience working for local and international


Communications Director, joined Global Partners in October 2021. She holds a Master in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and International Leadership and Management from Holy Names University.

Director of Marketing and Communications

Principles That Guide Our Work

Our Values


Partnerships are fundamental to Global Partners’ mission, vision and approach.


Global Partners’ projects are community-driven but also evidence-based.


Global Partners is reliably open and honest in its internal and external affairs.


Community engagement fosters long-term ownership.