Yesani Kapanda is a development worker with a master’s degree in Project Management from at University of Bolton. He has nine years of professional experience in implementing development projects. He has managed big projects on health, education, water and sanitation, gender, and social support. His special interest is in researching innovative interventions that address the needs of vulnerable people. Currently, Yesani is the Director for Strategic Partnership and Grants Acquisition at Partners in Health, where he strategically leads the organization in grants acquisition processes through business development, and develops strategic partnerships. Previously, he worked for Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) in different portfolios, rising to the position of Programme Manager. At VSO, he led implementation of an innovative Education Technology program aimed at improving literacy and numeracy levels among early grade learners, working hand in hand with the Ministry of Education. Yesani has also worked as a Program Manager for Marie Stopes International, where he was managing both clinical staff in the implementation of project activities aimed at reducing and preventing HIV infections, as well as increasing availability and choice of quality family planning services among young women. Yesani has also worked with Concern Worldwide and local organizations on sexual and reproductive health rights, safe motherhood, and water and sanitation. In his free time, he likes to offer pro bono services to Community Based Organizations (CBOs), especially on building their capacity in the areas of resource mobilization.