18 Jun LifeNet Appoints Geoffrey Arijole Nyakuni as the Regional Director of Monitoring & Evaluation
In June 2020, LifeNet International welcomed Geoffrey Arijole Nyakuni as the newly appointed Regional Director of Monitoring & Evaluation for the organization. He will be based in LifeNet’s Kampala, Uganda office, where he will lead all of LifeNet’s monitoring and evaluation processes.
Nyakuni holds a Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Technology and a Master’s in Public Health Nutrition, both from Makerere University in Kampala. He has also held a research position at Makerere. Prior to joining the LifeNet team, Nyakuni did field work with the International Medical Corps in Uganda, and most recently served as the Head of Mission and Chief of Party for Food for the Hungry in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where he initiated and guided the development of a web-based monitoring end evaluation system and tools that were subsequently adopted by the entirety of Food for the Hungry.
“I am extremely excited to have Geoffrey join the LifeNet leadership team as our new Regional Director of Monitoring and Evaluation,” said LifeNet VP of Programs David Scheiman. “Geoffrey has extensive experience in determining what indicators should be tracked and in how to measure impact. Additionally, he has a Master’s of Public Health with a focus on nutrition and is fluent in both English and French. All of this will help LifeNet to design better programs which will result in more lives saved.”
One of LifeNet’s core values is Evidence-Based Programming. Every LifeNet program is built and refined through evidence-based planning, and careful monitoring is crucial for providing ongoing insights into LifeNet interventions in partner health facilities. This evidence-based approach depends on the evaluation of data in all areas and decisions, which makes LifeNet’s monitoring and evaluation team central to the organization. LifeNet is delighted that Nyakuni will bring his extensive experience to the table as he directs all monitoring and evaluation processes.
On joining LifeNet, Nyakuni said, “I believe the LifeNet model puts it ahead of many in addressing health service delivery needs in sub-Saharan Africa…I look forward to a great time together of service to our Lord.”