Joseph Okecho Olwenyi is a development practitioner with 9 years’ experience in governance programming with particular emphasis on civil society strengthening, local governance and decentralization; social accountability and human rights.
In his current role, Joseph coordinates the Finance for Development project. The project focuses on influencing public service delivery through increasing public spending in agriculture, health, education and social protection. It puts emphasis on addressing the needs of vulnerable women, youth and men; as well as enhancing domestic resource mobilisation; accountability and transparency at all stages of the fiscal cycle through ensuring regular civic participation, access to information, and public scrutiny.
Prior to working at Oxfam, Joseph worked as Senior Program Officer-Governance and Rights at Agency for Transformation; Project Manager-Disaster Risk Reduction at Uganda Red Cross Society; and his consultancy portfolio includes; Coordinator-Women Food Climate Justice Campaign with Oxfam; National consultant with Nile Basin Discourse; Consultant with Environmental Alert and National Consultant with PACJA.
In addition to his extensive experience; he’s academic background covers a Master of Arts in Governance and Ethics; Master of Science in Environment and Natural Resources and a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Health Sciences; as well as a professional certificate in Finance for Development (World Bank); Certificate in Fundraising and proposal writing with MZN; Certificate in Public Campaigning (Oxfam).