Muadi Mukenge provides strategic direction for fundraising, partnership development and global communications at Ipas. Originally from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ms. Mukenge has 21 years of leadership experience in international philanthropy, communications and development.
Before joining Ipas in 2018, Ms. Mukenge worked at Emory University and Karna, overseeing CDC initiatives focused on the role of nurses in HIV/AIDS clinical care in Africa, and holistic support for orphans. Previously, she oversaw grantmaking, special initiatives, and resource mobilization for Sub-Saharan Africa for the Global Fund for Women from 2004 to 2016, growing its work most significantly in rural communities, conflict regions, and Francophone Africa. She contributes expertise in the fields of maternal and adolescent health, economic empowerment, political development, and ending violence against women.
Ms. Mukenge has partnered with organizations in Congo since 2006, making frequent site visits and also organizing workshops and conferences. From 2014-2016, she managed a partnership between Global Fund for Women and the Office of the United Nations Special Envoy for the Great Lakes, to include women in peace processes in the region. She has also been an active member of Congolese diaspora groups that implement development projects in rural Congo.
Ms. Mukenge is a current Board member of Priority Africa Network and the Congolese Studies Association, and a former Board member of the African Studies Association and New Field Foundation. She has a master’s degree in African Studies from the University of California at Los Angeles and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Davidson College.