Sam Kayongo


I am a development consultant with experience working in developing countries. I have over 15 years of practice with organisations in East Africa particularly countries of Tanzania and Uganda specialising in the field of fund development. I have written appealing grant proposals for several non-profit and faith-based organisations in sectors of WASH, climate change, health, education, gender mainstreaming, disability rehabilitation and Good governance.

My wide interactions within the civil society, research skills, analytical expertise of legal and policy frameworks contributes to formulation of highly practical projects. I have worked on projects for church organisations including the Anglican and Evangelical Lutheran church in Tanzania, Disability support organisations, NGOS working on agriculture improvement, Secondary schools, healthy workers’ groups and micro-finance promotion institutions. The successful grant applications have been funded by organisations like SIDA, DANIDA, Church of Sweden, USAID, Lillian Foundation in Netherlands and several charity organisations in Europe. My work with the corporate enterprises involves market research, business plan designing and emerging markets financing.

I offer expertise on entrepreneurship and services to start-ups requirements on marketing and financial capital, business advisory services on commercial farming, agro-processing, micro-financing and other SMEs operating in developing economies. I have wide experience with financing systems for small rural enterprises and successfully supported establishment of several micro-finance institutions and a coordination unit for a Lutheran church diocese in Tanzania.

My consultancy skills for organisational development focus on baseline surveys, projects evaluations, strategic planning, fundraising planning and organisational policy development. I provide consultancy on projects designing, implementation, and monitoring levels of the project cycle through an in-depth evaluation of community based poverty reduction initiatives. I am part of local organisation networks including Secretary to Tanzania disability Inclusive network (TDIC), Previous membership on a board of Tanzania Christian Refugee services (TCRS-Kagera) and served as a University establishment task force member for Karagwe University College (KARUCO). I have international experience through working with an international organisation called Amizade Global Service and Learning (AGSL) as Site Director for Tanzania. This is an independent consultancy involving designing service and learning volunteer programmes and speaking at university events. I am also founder of a non-profit organisation- Kagera Development Facilitation (KADEF) operating as a Consultancy and community organisation in Tanzania.

I hold a Bachelor in Social work and social administration, Masters in Public administration and management from Makerere University Uganda. I have attended several refresher courses, workshops and training in Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya and USA in various fields of organisational management, projects management and community development work.


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