Stephen Okello

Stephen OkelloResilience Learning Coordinator

Working with Feinstein Since: 2016

Stephen coordinates all of the Karamoja Resilience Support Unit (KRSU) activities by collaborating with USAID, the Government of Uganda, and the Karamoja Development Partners Group. He fosters mutual learning, knowledge management, and coordination among international donors, implementing partners, and local stakeholders to develop a supportive policy environment and increase the impact of programming on drought resilience and growth.

He brings more than ten years’ experience in program management and technical assistance of peace building interventions, development research and reporting, development cooperation, and communication to the center.  Previously, he worked as program manager for the USAID-SAFE Project at the Centre for Conflict Resolution in Kampala. There he managed efforts in eastern and central Uganda to streamline conflict-sensitive approaches in land governance structures of local governments. Stephen’s work focuses on state fragility, impact assessment, and international interventions in Uganda.

He holds a B.A. in international relations and diplomacy from Nkumba University in Uganda and a master’s degree in international relations from Flinders University in Australia.

Research Interests:
  • Aid effectiveness and impact assessment
  • International interventions’ leadership and management
  • Resilience, development cooperation, and economic growth in Africa
Regional Focus:
  • Uganda
  • East Africa
  • Central Africa

Feinstein Research Projects

Karamoja Resilience Support Unit (KRSU)

KRSU is a four-year project of USAID/Uganda aimed at increasing resilience and economic development in the Karamoja Region of northeast Uganda.

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