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.
To responsible and sustainable development and that local people have the right to drive change in their schools and communities.
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
Jeremiah is a Community Facilitator in Singida, Tanzania. In his previous job as the Field Operations Manager
Daniel has more than 20 years experience working with non-profit community based organizations with extensive expertise in board and community relations,
Emmanuel Nene Odjidja is a program evaluator, knowledge broker and academic researcher with over nine years of experience working in development
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
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,
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
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.