Irene Kalondu Mumo
An independent consultant with 24 years working experience in the public, private and civil society as a researcher, facilitator/capacity building, mentor, investments manager and project management. With specialised skills in Micro and Small Enterprises she has undertaken research and capacity building in this sector both in and out of the country. Being an astute entrepreneur, she has endeavoured to put theory into practice and is the CEO of a Honey Agri processing Enterprise with the Brand name “TRUEWAYS” in the market place. In 2011 Trueways Enterprises won two awards- the African Growth Institute – SMME Industrial Sector Award and the WWF/Net Fund Business Plan Challenge. She was part of the team that developed the management systems and structures for AWAN – a Regional Agribusiness Network for Women with operations in seven Eastern African countries. Currently pursuing her doctorate in Global Business Management she has skills in international trade management focusing on the micro and small enterprise sector. Other skills comprise conducting training needs assessments (TNA), PRAs, Evaluations and Appraisals, Strategic Planning, Team Building, Leadership and Organisational Development. She has wide experience working with youth, women, communities through civil society and Saccos. She has undertaken challenging assignments including managing the UNDP Civic Education program for the referendum on the Kenyan Draft Constitution as well as establishing the Terms and Conditions of service for the Civil Service of Somalia under the Transitional Federal Government.