For over 19 years, Margaret Adongo worked as Senior Programme Associate with UN WFP.
She has years of experience in both the public and humanitarian sector, and has provided oversight management to various WFP programmes in the field including Relief Emergency Operation, Resilience building and Nutrition, School meals, HIV/AIDS, Early childhood Development, among others.
She is skilled in managing programmes, field operations, organizing and facilitating trainings, gender advocacy, reporting and partnership networking and management.
She was credited for the formation of a multi-departmental gender working group that discussed gender issues affecting the effective implementation of WFP programmes and recommended solutions. She also established a functional field office.
She coordinated the successful roll-out of the pilot protection project in WFP operations. Margaret also successfully organized and coordinated cascaded training programmes for Government of Kenya line ministries, NGO partners and WFP staff at national and regional levels. She was commended for the effective management of WFP resources allocated to the field offices in her area of operation.
She was credited for spearheading a funds drive to help the post-election violence victims of 2007 in Nakuru County. The funds collected were used to purchase reproductive health /sanitary materials that were distributed to the affected women and adolescent girls.
Margaret holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science and Technology from Egerton University, a Master of Arts Degree in Community Development from the University of Nairobi, Kenya, an Advanced Certificate in Gender and Development from the International Institute of Human Rights Group.
In her free time Margaret reads, and spends time volunteering to help empower women groups.