Eric has 10 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. He is a recipient of the 2017/18 Chevening Scholarship taking a MSc in International Development (Conflict, Security and Development) at University of Birmingham, UK. He has a Master’s degree specializing in peacebuilding and conflict resolution from Kenyatta University, Kenya and a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Pontifical Urban University, Rome. Eric is the CEO of Africure Limited, a company dealing with medical equipment supplies, He is the immediate former Development Director at Tangaza University College, Kenya and his main responsibilities were identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors. Previously, Eric was an Atlas Corps fellow serving at United Nation Foundation, mHealth Alliance in Washington, DC as the the Business and Development Associate. His main responsibilities were securing financial and in-kind support for a range of United Nation Foundation, mHealth programs through donor prospecting and proposal development. Eric was also the Executive Director of Furukombe Initiative, Kenya a position he held for two and half years.He was involved together with Critical Mass Leadership Education, Inc in developing and coordinating a youth leadership program between U.S. students from Colorado State and Kenyan students funded by U.S. department fund. Eric has also worked with Sudan Catholic Bishops Regional Secretariat based in Juba, South Sudan as an Emergency Coordinator for two years. His main responsibilities were to fund-raise for the refugees, returnees, and IDPs in South Sudan. Eric has worked with Caritas Nairobi, Kenya as a Program Coordinator for one and half years. Eric is interested in International development, conflict analyses, fundraising, and capacity building.
Host Organization: UN Foundation
Fellow’s Role at UN Foundation:
Eric will serve as the Development Associate cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding financial and in-kind donors for the mHealth Alliance program from corporations, foundations, governments, and individuals. The Development Associate identifies institutional synergies and new funding sources, manages cultivation and solicitation data and results, creates proposals and letters of interest to meet program objectives, and works effectively and collaboratively with other UN Foundation programs and offices to maximize grant potential and partnership success.