samwel-weremaDr Samwel Werema was awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship in 2002 to pursue a PhD at the University of Strathclyde. He had previously attained a Master’s qualification in Accounting and Finance at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and was working as an Assistant Lecturer at the Open University of Tanzania.

After completing his PhD, Samwel returned home and secured his current post as Administration and Finance Director at the African Institute for Capacity Development (AICAD) in Nairobi, Kenya. AICAD is a regional organisation, funded by the governments of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, and operates in the area of human capacity development to reduce poverty. In this diverse role, Samwel is responsible for managing AICAD’s support function and directs the facilities, finance, and human resources departments.

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