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Our People



SUED is comprised of team members who are geared towards being catalyst of transformational change in the municipalities the programme supports.


They believe that investing in the development of competitive, dynamic and value adding enterprises and infrastructure will help unlock the economic potential of supported municipalities and have meaningful impact.

The team brings together compounded years of experience and deep understanding of the political and economic dynamics across Kenya. The practical experience they have in the urban economic development sector will complement the technical expertise in supported municipalities and help create an environment that attract investor confidence resulting in emerging green growth hubs in Kenya.  


Meet The Team

John Kashangaki

John Kashangaki
Team Leader

John brings to SUED 30+ years of experience in investment and private sector development. His experiential knowledge on investment, SME advisory, business enabling environment and strategic planning is playing a key role in how SUED is engaging with investors. 

With his expertise the programme is looking forward to unlocking investment in various projects across the programme's pipeline and diverse sectors. 

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Iain Nelson
 Programme Manager 

As the Programme Manager, Iain brings to SUED several years of managing projects in accordance to FCDO's requirements. Iain's knowledge of managing portfolio of projects benefits SUED in how he ensures that he oversees the SUED budget and reporting to FCDO. 

Iain has contributed to the setting up and implementing of compliance and contract management within the programme by championing due diligence and fund disbursement polices and procedures that ensure the programme is adherent to FCDO's guidance. 


Eric King'ori
Investment and Value  Chain Lead

As the programmes Investment lead, Eric is steering the programme’s strategies on sustainable investment.

With his expertise, the programme is capitalising on its seed fund to ensure that it catalyses investments in the municipalities. His work towards leading the programmes investment initiatives is helping the programme identify private and public sector actors to synergise SUED’s activities to increase its programmatic reach.

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Louisa Ssennyonga
Communications, Knowledge Management and Learning Lead 

Louisa is leading the curation of SUED's lessons through various communication and knowledge products. In doing so, the programme shares its best practices and lessons learned to advocate for the replication of its successes.


Her substantial experience in communications and advocacy has helped the programme develop a responsive engagement strategy with its stakeholders. This has helped generate and sustain interest in SUED within its key audiences. 


Lilian Nderitu
Monitoring and Evaluation Lead

As the M&E Manager, Lilian brings to SUED more than 15 years of experience in M&E with various donors. 

Her rigorous approach to M&E is helping SUED learn in real time how and to what extent our efforts to improve the capacity of urban planning are resulting in investments that lead to sustainable and inclusive economic growth.  Her astute knowledge on the development of  Theories of Change and LogFrames has enabled the programme to have a strong M&E framework to guide its outcomes.


Dr. Liz Waithanji
Gender and Social Inclusion Advisor

As a gender specialist, Liz has helped the programme develop a robust gender and social inclusion framework that ensures its activities are inclusive. SUED benefits from her capability to develop responsive gender mainstreaming strategies and integration protocols. 


She has ensured that as the programme identifies value chain and climate resilient infrastructure projects gender and social inclusion considerations are embedded in their design and subsequent development.

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