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Photo Credit: Global Communities/Juozas Cernius
Photo Credit: Juozas Cernius, Global Communities

To strengthen strategies for delivering on USAID’s commitment to localization, USAID Advancing Nutrition developed and implemented a learning agenda to collect lessons from support provided to local organizations working in nutrition. In the learning agenda, we focused on our work with four organizations in Burkina Faso and Kenya working to improve maternal and child nutrition through USAID’s New Partnerships Initiative (NPI), and six civil society organizations in Kenya through USAID Advancing Nutrition Kenya.

Speakers from Kenya and Burkina Faso shared their perspectives on localization framed through the learning agenda, with an emphasis on looking to the future of locally-led development and nutrition. 

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  • Margaret (Meg) Kinghorn is a consultant with USAID Advancing Nutrition. She has over 35 years professional experience in capacity strengthening for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with both international development organizations (INGOs) and the UN system.  Her overseas postings and short-term assignments have provided in-depth exposure to development work in Africa, Asia, Pacific, and the Middle East.  Currently an independent consultant, she has previously held positions with Pact, Catholic Relief Services, InterAction, and UNDP. Meg regularly conducts capacity assessment processes, designs assessment tools, leads participatory learning processes, and helps organizations standardize their capacity strengthening approach.
  • Stephen Okello, is the project director managing the USAID Advancing Nutrition project at OGRA Foundation in Kenya. He offers technical and administrative oversight to the project implementation and manages partnerships with key stakeholders. With over 10 years’ experience in health programs at management level, Stephen has been at the center of OGRA’s  organizational capacity development journey through the support of different partners. In addition to providing overall technical and administrative oversight of the partnership with USAID Advancing Nutrition, he has been in charge of the organizational capacity strengthening activities. In addition to offering technical support to OGRA’s projects Stephen is a registered medical practitioner in Kenya who conducts clinical practice on a daily basis.
  • Catherine Lengewa is the technical and strategy partnerships director with the Centre for Behaviour Change and Communication (CBCC). Catherine has over 24 years of experience working in social impact programms across different sectors, including health, nutrition, education, agriculture, agri-nutrition, financial inclusion, emergencies, and social accountability,  among others. She specializes in comprehensive, locally driven SBC programming and innovative SBC research.
  • Peter Milo is the chief of party for the USAID Advancing Nutrition project in Kenya. He is a nutrition and health systems specialist and capacity development expert with over 20 years of experience in nutrition, food systems, health, education, livelihoods and governance. His areas of professional interest include the public sector, advocacy, governance, localization, basic education, and academia. Peter has worked in Kenya, South-Sudan, Tanzania, and Guyana- South America.
  • Harouna Oeudraogo, is a project director with SOS Sahel in Burkina Faso. A specialist in health and nutrition, he holds a master's degree in public health with a specialization in quality and safety management. After completing his studies, Harouna worked for the government as a head nurse from 2002 to 2006. For 5 years, he contributed to the promotion of public health in the Boulsa health district in the north-central region of Burkina Faso. After specializing in pediatric care, he took on the role of nutrition focal point at the Pouytenga Medical Center, where he was responsible for the medical management of children's ailments in general and malnutrition in particular. His experience in the NGO world began in June 2013 with Action Against Hunger, where he worked as a nutrition project manager in a commune in eastern Burkina Faso. In 2014, he arrived at SOS Sahel, where he began as nutrition officer with a food security project. He has since taken up positions as health and/or nutrition project coordinator.
  • Hubert Badiel is a county director with PanAfricare Burkina Faso, and is also PanAfricare's food and nutrition security expert. He is an agricultural engineer and has been program manager of Africare Burkina Faso since 2012.  He has also served as coordinator of Africare Burkina Faso's Western Regional Office, coordinating the management and implementation of the office's projects in the Hauts Bassin, Boucle du Mouhoun, and Cascades regions. In addition to project management, Hubert has been head of the Africare Burkina Faso Office since 2014, and country director of PanAfricare Burkina Faso since July 2020.