Monica Ndoria

Regional Advocacy Officer – TELA

Monica Ndoria has over 10 years’ experience in program leadership across Africa and Asia. She holds an MSC degree in Development Management from Open University (UK), an MBA degree in Strategic Management from Daystar University (Kenya), a BSC Accounting degree from the Oxford Brookes University (UK), a certificate in project leadership from the Cornell University (USA) and project management certification through the Project Management for Development Professionals (PMDPro I&II) from LINGOs. Key areas of work include multi-country project coordination, advocacy and policy engagement including capacitating vulnerable and at-risk populations to engage in policy processes around biotechnology, health systems strengthening and HIV/AIDS. Prior to joining AATF, she worked with the Catholic Relief Services East African Regional office as a Senior Program Coordinator where she worked with civil society organisations across Africa and Asia through on-site and virtual technical assistance to set up platforms/networks and strengthened them to coordinate consistent engagement of CSOs in national health sector planning and policy processes. She has supported development of communication and strategic plans, including providing learning platforms that have promoted peer learning and strategic partnerships with development partners, academia and government ministries. She is trained in evidence-based advocacy; skills that have been critical in informing her mentorship to countries. At AATF, Monica coordinates the regional advocacy portfolio for the TELA project that is implemented in six countries. In this role, she works with national agricultural research centers in Sub-Saharan Africa to develop and implement effective outreach and policy advocacy strategies that seek to create an enabling environment for evidence-based policy making in agriculture. Monica is a Kenyan.