Winnie Watera

As a Program Officer for Women First International Fund, Winnie has the desire to see communities thrive, fueled by women’s active participation at all levels of society. Through her role, Winnie provides all-round support to a portfolio of high-impact grantee partners in East Africa to help them achieve their respective mandates. Winnie has management experience focusing on advocacy and communication, economic empowerment, women’s rights, public policy, and social justice. She has worked in civil society in various capacities and has led programs focusing on sexual and reproductive health and rights, parliamentary transparency, political participation of women, and social behavior change. Winnie has also consulted for Akina Mama Wa Afrika, the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD), the Association of European Parliamentarians with Africa, and Research World International.