Vera is responsible for ensuring that RIU Tanzania delivers its objectives and that activities are well integrated within the broader development agenda in Tanzania - influencing policy and practice. She is the link with the wider RIU programme ensuring information from RIU is disseminated within Tanzania. Vera is responsible for the efficiency and effectiveness of the team and ensuring that lessons from Tanzania are captured and shared effectively.
Vera's expertise is mostly in development planning and analysis. She has experience of gender, community empowerment, organizational development, policy analysis and monitoring and evaluation. She is also experienced in participatory impact assessments; cost-benefit analyses; strategic planning; appraisals; research; training in rural development/ agriculture projects, health and infrastructure. She has designed capacity building programs emphasising empowerment of vulnerable groups. Vera is significantly engaged in processes for developing agribusiness in Tanzania and involved in a number of national and international programmes working around agricultural development and climate change.
Vera has been Managing Director of MUVEK Development Solutions since 2003 (which holds the RIU development contract in Tanzania).
Master of Science Degree in Agricultural Economics-majoring in Policy Analysis and Planning.
Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture both from Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania
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