Catherine Kiganjo has worked at Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF) for the last 25 years and has been instrumental and experienced in institutional growth over the years serving in various capacities. She has over 15 years of experience in organizational development, people development, corporate governance, and program management. In addition, she has developed skills in participatory organization capacity assessment processes, experience in promoting community philanthropy to grow diverse community assets to address both short- and long-term community initiatives, corporate partnership focusing on local philanthropy and the project management of youth employability skills programs. She is a trained assessor in the STEP (Strengthening and Tiered Evaluation Process)/Techsoup Due Diligence a diagnostic tool for CSOs to both identify gaps in risk management and access resources to strengthen those specific areas.
Catherine serves at the senior management level as the Team Leader – Organizational Development at KCDF, focusing on the capacity building of community development organizations to strengthen their adaptability to serve their communities and financial resilience for sustainable development. Ms. Kiganjo manages the education portfolio enabling access to inclusive quality education and life-long skills development for vulnerable children who have benefited from mentorship, life-skills empowerment program, education, and employment/self-employment.
She holds a Master of Science in Human Resource Management from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), a Bachelor of Arts in Business Studies from Kenyatta University, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resources. She is trained in Facilitating Organizational Learning and Development (FOLD) at EASUN in Arusha, Tanzania.