R. Mukami Kariuki is the Country Manager for Uganda. Ms Kariuki, who is based in Kampala, works closely with the Government of Uganda and other stakeholders to provide products and services that respond to Uganda’s development challenges and those that contribute to achieving sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction, with a specific emphasis on COVID-19 (coronavirus) recovery. She has a strong track record that spans more than 30 years in development planning local government and decentralization, infrastructure development, water supply and sanitation, climate change, and disaster risk management.
Ms. Kariuki has served as the Country Manager for Zimbabwe; Global Lead for Urban Development and Poverty; Practice Manager for Urban Development for Sub-Saharan Africa; Sector Manager for Urban Development and Water Supply in East and Southern Africa; Lead Specialist for Water Supply and Sanitation in Sub-Saharan Africa; Sector Leader for Sustainable Development in Tanzania, Burundi, and Uganda.
Ms Kariuki, a Kenyan national, holds a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the State University of New York and has also undertaken several short courses from different institutions such as the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the London School of Economics.