Thomas Okedi is a Development Management professional with more than 12 years’ experience working in the health and development sector in Uganda, Somalia and Cambodia. He lived 2 years in Somalia, which included working for THET, which was part of a consortium of five partners implementing the DFID, funded Health Consortium for the Somali People (HCS), as Programme Manager. Thomas brings a broader regional perspective, and has a good understanding of different technical and non-technical dimensions of work in Somalia. Thomas is currently a freelance consultant and part of the Manchester Global Foundation consultant team and until November 2015, he was Uganda Country Programme Manager for the Australian based Cotton On Foundation.
His current freelance work focuses on working with CSOs to design, develop, implement and evaluate community health and development programmes aimed at rebuilding disaster affected, conflict and post conflict communities. Between 2012 and 2014, he worked as THET Programme Manager in Somalia, in the DFID funded Health Consortium for the Somali People (HCS) and was instrumental in developing project proposals for the extension of the programme for another 1 year. He also developed projects for the training and placement of Community Health Workers in Somaliland, which was funded by WHO.
In 2009, Thomas managed a $2M USAID President’s Malaria Initiative in the West Nile region of Uganda, serving 1.5 million residents, coordinating 45 partners over 7 districts, and subcontracting to 16 civil society organisations (CSO). He facilitated trainings in organisational development, and advocacy to 150 CSO’s throughout the West Nile region of Uganda. He has a MSc. Public Health from International Health Sciences University and a BA Community Psychology from Makerere University Kampala. Thomas has also attended various skills based short training courses in project design and management, proposal development and facilitating organisational learning and development.