Posted on 17 May 2023
Director of Programme Quality for Africa
Dr Evelyn Namubiru-Mwaura is WWF's Director Programme Quality, Africa Country Offices. In her role at WWF, she leads Resource Mobilisation, Programme Design and Coherence and Quality Assurance for WWF's Africa Country Offices.
Dr Namubiru-Mwaura has over twenty years of experience in designing and delivering development solutions focusing on Nature and serving a diverse range of clients, including the World Bank, GEF, UNDP, UN Women, UNCCD, IFAD, UNEP, International Forestry Resources and Institutions, Makerere University, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI). She has extensive work experience in over 25 African countries and has led international organisations, programs and projects focusing on sustainable development, land tenure and property rights, gender, natural resource governance, environmental conservation, climate change mitigation and adaptation. She has widely published on various subjects, including; land tenure, resource acquisition and management, sustainable development, forestry, climate change and gender.
Dr Namubiru-Mwaura is the 2018/2019 Great Lakes Regional and Country Winner of CEO Global's most influential Women in Business and Government. She was the Vice President of the African Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE) for two consecutive terms and the Chairperson of the External Advisory Board, Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Small-Scale Irrigation (ILSSI), for five years.
Dr Namubiru-Mwaura holds a joint PhD in Public Policy from Indiana University, Bloomington, with majors in environmental policy, political theory and methods, and public policy. In addition, she holds a Master's degree in Environmental Management and Development (with distinction) from the Australian National University and a BSc (Honors) in Forestry from Makerere University, Uganda. Her PhD thesis, supervised by the first female Noble Laureate in Economics, Professor Elinor Ostrom, focused on institutional changes and their impacts on natural resource governance.