Dr. Geoffrey Olupot, ME&A’s chief of party for the USAID/Rwanda Collaboration, Learning, and Adapting Activity (CLAA), is a seasoned development expert with more than 25 years of experience in leveraging both technical and managerial expertise to successfully operationalize performance measurement and management systems. His experience includes strategic planning; adaptive management; supporting accountability for results; and monitoring, evaluation, and learning systems in Botswana, Egypt, Ethiopia, Jordan, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and the United States.
Before joining ME&A, Dr. Olupot served as chief of party for USAID/Ethiopia’s Transform: Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Adapting Activity. Immediately prior, he worked as chief of party and deputy chief of party for the USAID-funded South Sudan Monitoring and Evaluation Support Project. Dr. Olupot also worked as a World Bank Group/IFC regional head for results management based in Cairo, Egypt, overseeing the World Bank Group’s Middle East and North Africa region. Earlier in his career, he worked with the United Nations Development Programme based in Sudan/Khartoum, UN-Habitat based in Kenya/Nairobi, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the African Medical and Research Foundation, all in research, monitoring, and evaluation positions. Dr. Olupot holds a Ph.D. in Public and Development Management from Stellenbosch University. He speaks English, Kiswahili.