Ms. Ubah Kahiye was appointed to the Board on July 21, 2023 via Gazette Notice Vol. CXXV No. 168. She is a holder of a Master of Arts in Public Policy and Administration from Kenyatta University, Bachelor of Commerce and Business Administration from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, and CPA Section IV with Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examinations Board (KASNEB).
In addition, she has completed multiple trainings and received certifications in Project Management for the Development Sector (PMD Pro), Strategic Design and Implementation of Adolescent Girls’ Program and the Regional Resilience through Economic Market Development (R-EMD) Workshop by Mercy Corps. She also completed the Online Project Management in Development course (LINGOs), the 8th Regional BDS Training course on Value Chain Development, and an Induction Workshop on Islamic Banking and Finance.
Ms. Ubah Kahiyeh has amassed a decade of experience in leadership roles within humanitarian and development programs. She possesses a strong track record in program design, management, and implementation, alongside expertise in market systems development, governance, peace-building, financial inclusion, gender equality, and resilience. Her leadership acumen extends to strategic planning, staff management, and engagement with donors and partners.
Her expertise and experience in the private sector, gained from roles at FOAID, Mercy Corps Kenya and ALDEF in Wajir, Kenya will be valuable to the Board as it steers the institution towards realizing its mandate in line with the Bottom-Up Economic Transformation Agenda (BeTA).