Dr. Alfred Lakwo (PhD)

Position: Executive Director (AFARD) and Development Management Consultant

Education:

  • PhD in Social Sciences (Microfinance)
  • Master of Arts in Ethics and Development Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Humanities
  • Certificates in:
    • Livelihoods and Markets
    • Community Based Microfinance
    • Value Chain Analysis
    • Quantitative and Qualitative Research
    • Sustainable Livelihood Approach
    • Participatory Rural Appraisal Methodology
    • Data Management and Statistical Analysis
    • Project Planning and Management
    • Gender-Oriented Policy Formulation

Professional Experience: Dr. Alfred Lakwo brings over 23 years of comprehensive professional experience in Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), local government, and academia.

Key Achievements:

  • Founded and currently serves as the Executive Director of AFARD, a local NGO.
  • Successfully led AFARD’s growth from a UGX 100 million to UGX 10 billion annual budget.
  • Established a social enterprise within AFARD to ensure financial sustainability.
  • Expertise in microfinance, ethics, development studies, and various development methodologies.
  • Proven track record in project planning, management, and implementation.
  • Proficient in quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.
  • Skilled in gender-oriented policy formulation to ensure inclusivity and equality in development initiatives.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze livelihoods, markets, and value chains for effective development interventions.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Microfinance and Financial Inclusion
  • Ethics in Development
  • Project Planning and Management
  • Livelihoods and Markets Analysis
  • Participatory Rural Appraisal
  • Gender Mainstreaming in Development
  • Sustainable Development Practices
  • Community-Based Microfinance
  • Value Chain Analysis
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Research

Dr. Alfred Lakwo combines academic expertise with hands-on experience to provide holistic solutions to development challenges. His leadership, vision, and commitment to sustainable development make him a valuable asset to Partnership for Development Capacity Consult (PDCC) and its clients.