Program Manager

Pauline Muthoni joined in May 2012 as the Personal Assistant to the Director. She oversees the Director’s daily schedule and provides administrative support to staff within the MDG Centre and Columbia Global Center | Nairobi. Pauline holds a Masters degree in Business Administration and a Bachelors in Human Resource Management. She has over 7 years of experience in office administration and management.

Manager, Finance & Administration


Jane Wambugu is the manager, finance and administration. She is in charge of budget development activities, project administration and human resources at the Centre.

She joined The MDG Centre in February 2007 as the finance officer. Previously she worked at the World Agroforestry Centre at various positions including regional finance officer for East and Central Africa, accountant budget and projects administration (South East Asia) and assistant treasury accountant. Prior to that, she worked as the audit assistant at the Dominion Consultants/Wachira Irungu & Associates Certified Public Accountants. Jane is a certified Public Accountant and has a BA in Accounting from United States International University-Africa (USIU-A). She also holds a Diploma in Horticulture from Egerton University and has previously worked for the Kenya Ministry of Agriculture.

Regional ICT Manager


Edwin has 12 years of experience in ICT. He joined the MDG Centre in July 2011 at the Regional ICT Manager for East and Southern Africa. His work consists of supporting Millennium Villages Project sites and the MDG Centre in ICT related matters.

He previously worked as the Country IT Manager for Development Alternatives Inc. under a USAID-funded project in Kenya, as well as various government ministries in integrating IT systems. He has a wealth of experience in networking, systems design and administration, web and SMS technology, and GIS remote sensing.

Edwin holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Business Administration from the Catholic University of East Africa.

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