Ivan Tumuhimbise works from the foundation’s Eastern Africa office in Nairobi, where he has focused on economic fairness issues. His grant making has supported expanding and strengthening economic opportunities and helping poor households and communities enlarge their livelihoods and build assets. The primary goal of his work has been to improve the financial well-being of poor rural households by helping them increase and improve the security of their income and assets.
Ivan has worked for more than 15 years to advance the economic rights of poor people through agribusiness initiatives. Prior to joining the foundation in 2013, he served for nearly five years as the senior agricultural and impact investment adviser for SNV Netherlands Development Organisation in Uganda. Prior to that, he served as team leader of livelihoods for Catholic Relief Services and as economic rights adviser for CARE International in Uganda. Ivan has extensive knowledge and experience in livelihoods, value chain development, impact investment, inclusive business models, and facilitation of public policy dialogue.
Ivan earned a master’s degree in agriculture and rural development from the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague and a bachelor of science in agriculture from Makerere University, Kampala. He also holds a postgraduate diploma in financial management from the Uganda Management Institute.