Experts' profiles - Alexandra Karekaho
Alexandra Karekaho
Alexandra Karekaho is a Programme Officer in the Major Groups Stakeholders Branch of the Division of Regional Cooperation in UNEP, where she is coordinating the annual Global Civil Society Forum and working on enhancing Civil Societys engagement with UNEP. Prior to that Alexandra worked in the Division of Global Environment Facility managing a capacity building project aimed at alleviating poverty through synergistic implementation of Rio MEAs and demonstrating the value added while benefiting local communities and ecosystems by providing micro-grants to Civil Society NGOs and CBOs in selected pilot African countries.

Before joining UNEP in 2005, Alexandra worked for several years with UNDP at headquarters and at national level in Uganda where she headed the environment and natural resources unit in the Country Office. She was involved in national and UN strategic programming particularly mainstreaming of environment in Ugandas MDG-based Poverty Eradication Action Plan as well as in the elaboration and implementation of the Common Country Assessment (CCA), UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) processes and Millennium Development Goals (MDGR) reporting.

She holds a Masters Degree from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and has special interest in promoting micro or small grants programmes for (CSOs/CBOs) communities sustainable livelihoods.
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