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Esther Ogol

Project Manager, Shared Services Platform - GDI Africa

Esther Ogol is the Project Manager for the Shared Services Platform initiative on the GDI Africa team, where she leads all project management aspects of the Shared Services Platform activities including communication, planning, and logistics. Esther has over twelve years of experience in integrated International Development, Public Administration and Management, Public Health, and Research.

Before joining GDI, she was the interim Programme Officer, Global Initiatives, TrustLaw at Thomson Reuters Foundation, where she provided technical and project management support for all global initiatives. She also worked as a Senior Research Manager at Kantar, Public Division, East Africa, managing diverse social and economic development projects. Esther began her career in 2010 as a Research Assistant for the World Bank Group and quickly grew to become a Research Consultant and further nurturing her penchant for Public Health.

Esther is also a Mandela Washington Fellowship 2015 and was hosted at Florida International University to pursue Public Administration and Management. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Integrated Community Development. She is currently completing her Masters of Business Administration and Management in Strategic Management. Esther plans to continue advocating for the empowerment of the vulnerable in our societies with the ultimate goal of achieving equal opportunities and sustainable development.