Anne Healy

Anne Healy

 
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Anne is the Chief Innovation Officer at Evidence Action, a global development organization dedicated to scaling cost-effective interventions backed by rigorous evidence. In this role, she leads the organization’s efforts to “incubate for scale” promising, evidence-based innovations through a process of designing, prototyping, rigorously testing, and delivering measurably impactful, cost-effective programs that are ready for implementation at scale by Evidence Action and our partners. Before joining Evidence Action, Anne led Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) at the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Global Development Lab. DIV is USAID’s venture capital-inspired, tiered, evidence-based innovation fund that invests comparatively small amounts in relatively unproven concepts and continues to support and scale only those that prove they work. Anne has worked across the private, public, and social sectors on evidence and innovation in government and international development, supporting the start-up of Innovations for Poverty Action in Kenya; advising companies, governments, and philanthropies as a consultant at McKinsey & Co.; advising the former Deputy Secretary at the U.S. State Department as an Obama Administration appointee; and, serving on the board of IDinsight. She has a JD and a Master in Public Administration in International Development (MPA/ID) from Harvard and a BA from Princeton.

Carolina Trivelli

Carolina Trivelli

 
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Carolina Trivelli, currently works as Senior Researcher at the Instituto de Estudios Peruanos (IEP). She serves as Chair of the Board of Pagos Digitales Peruanos S.A. Carolina is an independent member and current Chair of the ExCom of CGAP (Consultative Group to Assist the Poor) and is also a member of the High-Level Panel of the ID4D Initiative. She is currently a columnist for El Comercio, a national newspaper in Peru. She is a former Minister of Development and Social Inclusion of Peru and has worked as Managing Director of Pagos Digitales Peruanos and Director General of the Instituto de Estudios Peruanos. Ms. Trivelli holds a MSc in Agricultural Economics from The Pennsylvania State University.

Anisha Singh

Anisha Singh

 
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Anisha joined Busara as a Research Engagement Director in February 2019 to handle the portfolio of research within Busara's Labs division. Prior to joining Busara, Anisha was engaged with IFMR LEAD in India and managed experimental and non-experimental research in financial inclusion. She holds an MSc in Social Cognition from University College London (UCL) and a BSc in Economics from Singapore Management University.

Francis Nyaga

Francis Nyaga

 
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Francis Nyaga joined Busara in February 2018 as the IT Systems and Network Administrator. Previously he was the head of the IT department at Aimkim Technologies. He has vast experience in Networking, Troubleshooting, Server management, MIS, UPS and Laptop and printers repairs.

He holds a Bsc in Computer Sciences and Information Technology and is currently undertaking BBIT at KEMU. He also has a HND in MIS and computer Engineering.

Cecilia Juma

Cecilia Juma

 
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Cecilia Juma joined Busara in 2015 as a field officer. She has risen to the position of senior field officer and is currently a bookkeeper in the Finance department. Prior to joining Busara, she worked as a Monitoring and Evaluation officer at Carbon Zero Kenya and as a research officer at IPSOS synovate.

Cecilia has a Bachelors Degree in Biomedical Science from Egerton University.

Grace Kamau

Grace Kamau

 
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Grace has served as an Associate in Busara since October 2018. Prior to joining Busara, Grace worked with Ernst & Young LLP in Nairobi. Her key areas of interest include Social Behavior change, Experimental design, Gender Empowerment, Health and Financial inclusion. Grace currently holds an MSc in Economic Development and Policy Analysis from the University of Nottingham, UK.

Pooja Gupta

Pooja Gupta

 
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Pooja has served as an Associate with the Busara Center since October, 2018. She has been involved in research and advisory projects testing key behavioural biases in healthcare practices. Her work has given her significant exposure to leveraging social and behaviour change communications to increase the demand for health and financial products. Prior to joining Busara, Pooja worked on skill development and governance-related projects with Federal and State governments in India. Her work with international organisations like UN Women and UNDP has exposed her to rigorous monitoring and evaluation skills in project management for multi-million dollar projects. She holds a Master in Public Administration from Columbia University and a B.A. in Economics and Psychology from Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi.

Fred Kiarie

Fred Kiarie

 
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Fred joined the Communications Division in October 2018. Previously he was at Ringier Africa where he worked as a Senior Writer and Native Advertising Lead. In this role, he developed and edited stories for publishing, ensured Search Engine Optimization for the organization website and generated native advertising content for different corporate clients.

Prior to this, he worked as the Regional Communications Officer-Eastern & Southern Africa for Esoko Kenya. In addition to this, he brings communication experience from other organizations including Hemingways, Growth Africa, Capital FM and ‘Business Now’ Magazine.

Catherine Lwangu

Catherine Lwangu

 
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Catherine joined Busara in September 2018 and is responsible for overseeing Busara’s global operations. Day facilities planning and management, logistics and procurement, fleet management, security, and operations risk management fall under her purview.

In the last ten years, Catherine has been supporting international programs and staff in several regions in the areas of administration, logistics, program support, human resources, event planning, and organization and financial management. She was previously working at Nature Conservancy in the capacity of Operations Manager at the Africa regional office in Nairobi.

She holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Human Resources Management, from Kenya Methodist University, and she is currently pursuing her MBA in Daystar University

Aya Vang

Aya Vang

 
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Aya is an economics enthusiast always striving to solve problems regarding the economics of development and poverty alleviation.

She joined Busara in September 2018 and her research interests include development economics, applied microeconomics and econometrics. She has specialized in behavioral and experimental economics combined with a solid understanding of econometric policy evaluation.

Before joining us, she previously worked with the Danish Parliament as an Economic Junior Consultant and she has also worked with State Serum Institute as a Junior Data Analyst.

She holds a Master’s Degree in Economics and a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from the University of Copenhagen.

Brenda Ogutu

Brenda Ogutu

 
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Brenda joined the Analyst Team in October 2018 and is working in the Project Division to structure and compose reports, do analysis on ongoing projects as well as maintain client communication and relationships.

Prior to joining Busara, Brenda worked with the City of Richmond, California, as a Graduate Student Fellow where she successfully completed an Annual Report for the Rent Program Office, using Python for quantitative analysis and conducted qualitative research to inform the formulation of regulations for the Richmond Fair Rent, Just Cause for Eviction, and Homeowner Protection Ordinance projects.

Brenda is proficient in Geographic Information System Software, Statistical Package for Social Sciences, Stata, and Python.

She holds a Master's degree in City and Regional Planning from University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor's degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Nairobi.

Hadija Rashid

Hadija Rashid

 
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Hadija joined Busara in November 2018 and serves as the primary administrative support for the senior teams and projects, and liaison with our other international offices. She also oversees travel coordination and booking, events coordination, visitor engagement, office logistics, administrative and logistical support for project teams and communication support.

Before joining Busara, Hadija worked with The International Rescue Committee where she was engaged in administrative, operational and logistical support for the last couple of years in different roles including Administrative and Logistics Officer, Administrative Officer and Executive Assistant.

Hadija holds a Diploma in IATA/ UFTAA International Air Travel from Career Training Center and a Diploma in Human Resource Management from Institute of Human Resource Management. She is currently pursuing her Bachelors of Science in Supply Chain Management at Africa Nazarene University.

Micheal Bagorogoza

Micheal Bagorogoza

 
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A talented self-taught designer, Micheal has worked as a freelancer for many prestigious clients including Nairobi Design Week before joining Busara full-time. Leading Busara’s creative direction, he is helping us to develop consistent and high-quality branding in all our outputs. Micheal’s talents include Illustration, User Experience (UX) Design, Graphic Design, Branding Identity and Human Centered Design.

Caroline Martin

Caroline Martin

 
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Caroline is our Senior Communications and Marketing Manager since Feb 2018. She’s dedicated to providing Busara with the tools for growth by building a strong international presence, partnering with other industry leaders and publishing Busara’s thought-leading work across various platforms.

Prior to joining Busara, Caroline dedicated her passion for digital marketing to various media companies including Hearst Magazines (ELLE, Cosmopolitan, Digital Spy, Harper’s Bazaar, Men’s Health, Good Housekeeping) and My Little Paris. As Product Innovation Lead at Hearst, she applied her product management skills to launch a Masters course with Elle magazine, open new brand spaces in London, create a Masters course with Cambridge Education and develop an innovation framework. She hold an MSc in Marketing, Management and Creativity from ESCP Europe Business School.

Brian Misachi

Brian Misachi

 
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Brian joined Busara October 2017 as a backend developer. He has experience in building backend systems for product support,  system integrations, functional API design and service architecture design. He is passionate about everything infrastructure.

Brian holds a Bachelor's Degree in Telecommunication and Information Engineering from Multimedia University of Kenya.

Maureen Mumbi

Maureen Mumbi

 
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Maureen joined Busara in July, 2018. She has extensive hands on experience in developing software application using various languages including Java, AngularJS, JSP, SQL and also mobile app development in Android. She has developed workflows using Activiti for various companies to ease the efficiency of day to day business operations within the organisation. She has also being part of developing a Document Management System.

Maureen holds a Bsc. in Computer Science from Egerton University.

Michael Osunga

Michael Osunga

 
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Michael Osunga joined Busara as a Data Analyst in the month of January, 2018. He has a Master of Science degree in Geospatial Information Systems and Remote Sensing from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and a Bachelor Degree in Environmental Science from Kenyatta University. He has vast experience in remote sensing analysis mainly information extraction from remote sensing data through classification algorithms, spectral indices, change detection and time series analysis. He also has vast experience in spatiotemporal data analysis and modeling using machine learning for prediction and classification coupled with other statistical methods such as PCA, factor analysis, clustering and time series analysis and forecasting. He is conversant with tools such as R, ODK and SQL.

Eric M'bwana

Eric M’bwana

 
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Erick has worked with Busara since July 2018 as a backend developer. He has vast experience in developing e-commerce solutions geared towards emerging African markets and crafting mission critical software systems.

Erick is interested in system architecture and design, DevOps and contributing to open source software. He has made contributions to widely popular open source softwares such as the Wagtail CMS, Virtualenvwrapper and the Django Oscar e-commerce framework. He is also an avid reader and an extreme programming aficionado.

He has a Bsc. in Analytical Chemistry with Computing from the University of Eldoret.