Rebecca Amukhoye is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Micro Enterprise Support Programme Trust (MESPT). She is an agriculturalist and a business development practitioner with vast experience in the development sector. She has over 20 years work experience successfully directing impact oriented programmes that have empowered smallholder farmers on areas of food security, agriculture and enterprise development in Kenya and other East African countries.
Her background is in Agriculture, Rural Development and Strategic Management. In her career, she has been instrumental in providing leadership, planning, implementing projects and ensuring that the operations of the organization are aligned to its vision and strategic direction.
Prior to joining MESPT, Ms. Rebecca served as a Country director and Regional director in a renowned INGO in Kenya and the Eastern Africa, respectively.
Ms. Rebecca holds an MBA in Strategic Management from the University of Nairobi, MSc. Agriculture & Rural development from Kenya Methodist University and BSc. Agriculture and Home Economics from Egerton University.
Mr. Nyawade is a financial expert with 15 years’ experience in Grants Accounting, microfinance, and development audit roles. He has previously served MESPT at different capacities for 7 years.
Mr. Nyawade oversee all areas of finance and administration, provides strategic analyses for management and board to determine project implementation and the organizations’ profitability in addition to serving as the focal point for human resources management.
He is currently pursuing an MBA (Finance Option) at Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology and holds a BSC degree from Egerton University. Nyawade is a CPA (K) & CISA holder and a Certified Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist.
Eliud Wachira is a seasoned finance expert with 7 years’ experience in commercial lending and 9 years in development finance gained from working in commercial banking and microfinance sectors. He is well versed in market research techniques, risk management frameworks, business modeling, product development, Banking and Microfinance operations, Strategy and policy development, financial reporting, project management and Management Information systems.
At MESPT he has been very instrumental in set up and implementation of green financing, development of credit policy, development of credit guarantee mechanism, development of risk-based appraisal tools and enhancement of client and partner relationship for business growth.
Mr. Wachira is currently pursuing Master’s in Business Administration-Finance, holds BCom degree – Finance and has attained CPA up to level II. He is an expert who has been certified in various areas that include, SME financing from Frankfurt School of Finance and Management; General tolls and Concepts in SME Development -Danida Fellowship Centre; Monitoring and Evaluation -Kenya Institute of Management and Commercial lending for SMEs by Omega Performance.
Yolanda heads the ICT department. She has over 16 years’ experience in information technology, Cyber security strategies, policies, change management, business continuity and industry leading frameworks (PCIDSS, ISO27001, NIST, GDPR). She has been involved in improving the information security maturity levels for various organizations in the financial sector and other sectors. She has also chaired the Innovation committee to drive the digital strategy of an organization she worked in and to improve processes and products. She is currently growing Information technology, information security and data protection compliance at MESPT through ICT strategic leadership, ICT management, ICT operations and capacity building for all staff. She holds an MBA (Strategic Management) from JKUAT, bachelor’s degree in computer science from Makerere University, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Cisco Certified Network Associates (CCNA) and IMIS higher diploma from Strathmore.
Joyce Kamande is a certified Monitoring and Evaluation professional with over 9 years progressive experience in designing and implementing robust M&E systems, result-based M&E frameworks, logic Models and evaluation/ survey instruments for development programmes related to Sustainable Agriculture and livelihoods, Integrated Food security, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene initiatives. She has worked in donor projects/ programmes funded by The European Union, Irish Aid, UK-AID, Comic Relief-UK, SIDA Agency, VE-Denmark and Gates Foundation among others.
Previously she has worked with various national and international development agencies where she served on different capacities related to monitoring and Evaluation as well as programme management. Her main roles involved designing and implementing result-based management frameworks for programmes, planning and execution of evaluation/ research studies, capacity building of staff on M&E requirements as well as promoting learning and strengthening use of M&E data/ reports.
At MESPT Joyce will spearhead Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and learning practices across programmes for delivery of quality information needed for strategic planning, adaptive management, accountability and learning purposes.
Kuria is a development economics professional with specializations in digital economy, innovation, MSME development, and agribusiness. He has 10 years of experience in program management leading the implementation of projects in diverse sectors including agriculture, the SME sector, and youth. He has technical expertise in project cycle management, agribusiness, market systems development, financial inclusion, and is a master trainer in agribusiness and business development topics.
Previously he has implemented various development programs funded by USAID, USDA, FCDO, European Union, MasterCard Foundation, SIDA, and AGRA.
He holds a Bsc degree in Agricultural Economics and finalizing his Master’s degree in project planning and management. He is also a certified M&E specialist.
Doreen Kinoti has a wealth of experience in the implementation of rural development, agricultural and livelihoods programmes across countries in the sub-Sahara Africa having served communities in conflict and post conflict regions.
Her fifteen years of experience are in smallholder commercialization, rural finance, enterprise incubation, market development programme implementation in both public and private sector development initiatives that have had positive impact in livelihoods and countries.
She draws professional exposure from International Development Agencies including World Vision, Farm Concern International, Vision Fund and various Education Institutions. She served in various capacities of Programme management across diverse value chains, Project management; Capacity development and the design of curriculums and modules, as well as Monitoring and evaluation frameworks for various programmes funded by donors that included the European Union, USAID, Rockefeller Foundation and The Gates Foundation.
Doreen is an Alumni of Egerton University, where she specialized in Agriculture Education and Extension.
Mr. Nyang’ori is a development practitioner with 13 years of experience, having a strong focus on agricultural value chains development for rural communities’ livelihoods and economic empowerment. His experience is largely on capacity building for increased productivity, food safety and sustainable development.
Nyang’ori has worked for different institutions, holding different positions. He is also a passionate researcher actively engaged in fieldwork, especially in rural areas.
He is currently finalizing his PhD in Project Management at Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology. He holds MSc degree from Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology and Bachelor of Business Management.