Clare Cheptumo

Senior Program Officer

Clare brings over six years of cumulative work experience in program management, project coordination, capacity building, partner liaison, international development, customer care, business administration, community development, entrepreneurship and education. Prior to joining the team, Clare worked as a project coordinator for the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) Refugee and Host Community program in Kakuma, Turkana County, working closely with UNHCR, UNHABITAT, UNDP and governmental institutions. She has worked as a program manager at Strathmore Business School dealing with executive education programs for corporate directors and C-suite managers. A strong believer in sustainability of projects, Clare managed and linked up 15 youth-led action projects from Mexico, Cameroon, Vanuatu, Uganda, Afghanistan, and Bahrain among others, to investors at the Social Innovation Global Ethics Forum in Geneva, while working at UNESCO HQ in France.

Clare has a Bachelor of Education (German) from Kenyatta University, Nairobi and holds an MBA in International Management from Nuertingen-Geislingen University in Germany. She volunteers her free time as a senior teenagers’ mentor at the Riara Springs Girls High School Nairobi, assists in facilitation of entrepreneurship programs at Lapid Leaders Africa, and is a passionate baker!