I am an executive international development specialist with many years hands on experience in private sector, business development, trade, regional integration and economic management with a focus on africa. My career has included heading up Traidlinks, an organisation focused on developing business and trade in East Africa. I worked in DFID for many years including Head of Trade and Development. I have country based experience in Tanzania, Ethiopia, Uganda, Eastern Europe and CIS. In my new role as an international development consultant/social entrepreneur I will be offering consultancy support to international development organisation's, donors, NGOs, governments and private sector companies on programmes, policies and research linking to my areas of expertise. I also plan to do thought leadership in areas of professional interest including trade promotion, value chain development with a focus on extractive industries and innovative aid instruments. I am open to working with with others on these issues.
Topics on my radar:
Agriculture, Base of the Pyramid, Enterprise Development, Finance and Investment, Inclusive Business Models, Measuring Impact, Partnerships, Trade, Women and Business, Youth Enterprise
Other Topics on my radar:
Promoting local content and value added in supply chains - particular focus on opportunities created by oil production in Uganda
How to improve support for market development and export promotion in the East Africa Region