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Dr. Margaret Rugadya is Joining Our Team

We are excited to announce that Dr. Margaret Rugadya, Ph.D. is joining the Resource Equity team. Dr Rugadya comes to us from the Ford Foundation, and we are thrilled to welcome her.

“Margaret brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with her. As a researcher, she will contribute a new perspective to Resource Equity.” – Renée Giovarelli           

With more than two decades of experience as a development practitioner, grant-maker and development and academic researcher, she is a leader in the area of land policy and gender equity with original contributions to the economics of gender, land, and resource tenure. Her focus is on women, pastoralists, forest dwellers, indigenous persons, and urban dwellers across Africa.

Margaret will be involved across our work, bringing her experience and perspective. We look forward to her contributions to our research and evaluation projects, and to drawing on her deep knowledge of East Africa.

Dr. Rugadya holds a Ph.D. in Economics – Governance and Public Policy from Maastricht University, and a Masters of Arts – Sociology and Bachelor of Information Science from Makerere University. She also holds a Diploma in Management (UMI) and a Diploma in Legislative Drafting (ILI). She is trained in Leading Economic Growth (Harvard Kennedy School), Reform Communication (Annenberg School, University of Southern California), Extractives and Economic Development (CCSI-Columbia University), Urban Land Management and Settlement Regularization (IHS-Erasmus University, Rotterdam), Managing NGOs (Victoria University of Manchester), Financial Assessments for NGOs (MANGO), and has a Certified Trustee for Pension Programs (College of Insurance – Nairobi).

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