Governance & Leadership
Rubina Marivonne Haroon
Head of Resource Mobilization
Rubina Marivonne Haroon, Seychelles national, is the Head of Resource Mobilization later this month. Previously she held various senior executive positions in the public sector. Most recently she was Head of the Partnership Development Office (PDO) with the United Nations Office for Project Services, Kenya Operational Hub (UNOPS-KEOH), a United Nations agency based in Nairobi, Kenya. Prior to that Rubina worked for the Aga Khan University East Africa (AKU-EA) as Director of Resource Development; World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) as Regional Director for Africa and Regional Representative, and Senior Partnerships & Policy Advisor for Africa for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
Rubina brings 25 years of multi-sector work experience, the majority of which has been in development assistance in Africa and the necessary balance of an understanding of field conditions and the inter-governmental and program management needs of United Nations, European Commission, and major international organization systems. Rubina has considerable and successful experience managing large-scale and more focused programming from funding, monitoring, and evaluation of USD+100 million in food and non-food aid programs to managing partnership development and resource mobilization portfolios in Africa.
Rubina has managed complex outreach programmes addressing donor and UN coordination, resource mobilization, MDG mainstreaming, monitoring and evaluation, and external relations in both humanitarian and development environments. As the UN focal point for the Kenya donor harmonization, alignment, and coordination (HAC) group, Rubina’s responsibilities required the development of international aid-government coordination policy through and aligned with UN Development Assistance Frameworks (UNDAF) and associated resource mobilization.
CCFC donates equipment to Ghana Health Service
The Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC), a child centred Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) has donated medicine and tricycles to the Northern Regional Health Directorate to help fight maternal and infant mortality. The donation was sponsored by the Global Affairs Canada and being implemented by a consortium of three organisations with the CCFC being the lead
Agri-scientist Maria Andrade receives M S Swaminathan Award
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Taking stock of our capacity building efforts in Africa
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