Hemed Mwabudzo holds a bachelors degree in arts and has had extensive experience in managing projects and programmes over the last twenty years. He worked in administrative positions with Ministry of Labour and Coast Development Authority for 8 years and as business facilitator/coordinator with Coast Development Authority and Aga Khan Foundation for over ten years. He has had extensive business development training in Israel and Kenya besides exposure in several other countries of the world.
He has expertise and extensive experience in organizational and business development. For 15 years he has been a program officer and programme coordinator in 2 different organizations supervising sub-sector/value chain analysis and implementation of market development interventions in the cashew nuts, marine fisheries, coconut, indigenous chicken, meat goat and honey value chains/sub-sectors. He has worked with consultancy firms to undertake in-depth market studies for some of the commodities and organized market linkages which resulted into business transactions worth millions of shilling to date.
At the same time, Hemed has been responsible for general projects and programmes coordination for long, he has managed and coordinated development funding from USAID, DANIDA, and CIDA among other donors in different capacities. He is experienced in project design, monitoring and evaluation and has served as progragramme Coordinator of Coastal Rural Support Programme (a project of Aga Khan Foundation) and had successful experience in managing a multi-input and multi donor development programme.
Hemed has also exemplified himself and as an excellent opinion leader in Kwale county having served in several secondary schools board as chairperson with very good structural developments and academic performance. He has equally supported very many community development project in his individual capacity through proposal writing, funding mobilization and technical support. Hemed is a memberof advisory boards of Choice Humanitarian and Support for Community Response NGOs which are based in Mariakani and Mombasa and supporting numerous development projects in Kwale and Kilifi Counties. He is also secretary of Sombeza Knowledge Centre Association which is instrumental in tree afforestion action in Kwale County.