Edward is a Programme Officer for The Global Grant Community (GGC) at The African Academy of Sciences. He is responsible for operationalising the Global Grant Community portal, an online self-assessment tool based on the GFGP Standard, that helps Grantors and Grantees complete the funding due diligence process in a more efficient and tech savvy way. He is also responsible for managing GGC’s back-office support which is run by PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC).
Edward has previously worked as a Senior Accountant for Silicon Valley based fintech firm, Branch International and helped operationalise their Kenya and Nigeria offices. He has also project managed the deployment of various fintech projects in Kenya. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Strathmore University (with a double major in Finance and Management Science), Certified Public Accountant qualifications from KCA University and is pursuing an MBA in Strategic Management.
Vincent Nkundimana is the Program Officer for The Global Grant Community (GGC) at the African Academy of Sciences. He is responsible for operationalizing the Good Financial Grant Practice (GFGP) to ensure it is providing the full range of services (GFGP Standard Development and Certification) that meet the needs and expectations of Grantors, Grantees and other stakeholders of the Global Grant Community in order to standardize, simplify and strengthen Grant Funding globally.
He has over six years of experience in standardization and public policy, having participated in the development of regional (at African level) and international standards (at ISO level) and Technical Regulations. He holds a Master of Public Policy (with double majors in Trade and Industry Policy & Finance and Macroeconomic Policy), and a Master of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance. He is passionate about International Development.
Jacklyne Kobek is responsible for providing support in the development, implementation and customization of the help desk system. Management of the help desk team to respond to all user support requests with a strong customer focus, development of the service strategy according to ITIL standards and aligning the helpdesk processes to the strategy. Supporting GFGP expansion plan globally as user demand increases at the Global Grant Community.
Prior to joining Global Grant Community, Kobek spent over 9 years progressive working experience as an IT specialist/consultant in diverse organizations ranging from non-governmental (health and agriculture) to private sector (health supply chain). Her work mainly involves Infrastructure analysis, setup and management, IT project management, system scoping, selection and implementation, process evaluation and change management.IT policy development, IT procurement and budgeting. IT training and implementation of IT security policies. She is passionate about impacting workspaces with meaningful change in processes and systems. Kobek holds a Master of Science in Information Technology from Strathmore University and Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Catholic University of Eastern Africa.
Winfred Muasa is a Programme Assistant with expertise and hands on experience in digital project management and development of information systems, Winfred steers the portal development and manages the implementation of the system upgrades as well the delivery of new functionalities in the Global Grant Community Portal. In addition, provides helpline support to the grantor and grantee community on the Global Grant Community portal and helps grantors and grantees to efficiently assess through the online -based assessment portal. Winfred holds a bachelor’s degree from Kenyatta University and is currently pursuing a post graduate qualification in project management. She is also an ardent reader of a variety of genres.