Biography of the CEO
Maureen Wang’ati-Gnagbo is a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) expert and seasoned international Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PME) consultant with a B.Sc in Human Ecology and M.Ed in PME from the University of Minnesota, U.S.A. She has over 20 years of experience in the evaluation and management of research teams in Africa, and has led evaluation teams on behalf of local and international development agencies. These include UN Agencies (UNICEF, UNDP, UNEP, UNESCO, UN Women, ILO, World Bank) as well as DFID, EU, USAID and national governments around the world. She has led multi country teams on international case studies, conducted midterm and end term reviews, and high level national evaluations involving multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural professionals of various backgrounds, disciplines and countries independently and as a team member.
Maureen is an experienced mentor who has conducted training and capacity building in various M&E methodology including Most Significant Change, Outcome Mapping, Results Based Management, and Survey Research through Measure Africa, a private monitoring and evaluation consultancy firm based in Nairobi, Kenya which she founded and currently leads. Maureen coordinated the Measure Africa consultancy teams providing Outcome Mapping (OM) Training and Coaching on the IDRC/CANADA Climate Change Adaptation Programme in various African countries for a period of 3 years. She also was the lead Africa evaluation consultant on the DFID Harmonization of ICTs in Africa Programme: CATIA for a period of approximately 3 years.
In collaboration with the International institute for Rural Reconstruction (IIRR), Maureen co-authored a book on OM experiences in Eastern Africa, titled: “Outcome Mapping- Reflecting and Learning from Applications in Eastern Africa” 2012. She has written many evaluation and research study reports which have all been well accepted fully by her clients.
Maureen is a founding member of the African Evaluation Association, (AfREA), the African Gender Network (AGDEN) the Evaluation Society of Kenya and PIMA-Network. She is also a member of the European Evaluation Society (EES) and the American Evaluation Association where she shares her knowledge and contributes towards the improvement of monitoring and evaluation practice in Africa and globally.
Maureen is passionate and committed towards building capacity and skills promotion and development in the area of evaluation especially with professionals in the ACP region. She employs a pragmatic approach which seeks to empower and enlighten people and programmes with critical information and knowledge that will help them to achieve their intended mandate and vision in development. Maureen is a skilled manager and entrepreneur who understands the needs of clients and their programmes, and works to ensure that their expectations are met and/or exceeded for mutual benefit and future growth and sustainability.