Julie Muriuki has 12 years of experience supporting and managing bilateral donor-funded programs. As a Manager at GDI Africa, she leads the thought leadership and delivery of the African Technical Assistance Network (ATAN) — an initiative that connects qualified youth with technical degrees for apprenticeships in small and medium enterprises. She is also overseeing the design and implementation of training curricula for the Kenya Social and Economic Inclusion Project (KSEIP) – an initiative of the Government of Kenya to support the extreme poor in five counties, with plans to scale across the country.
Prior to joining GDI, Julie supported early-stage entrepreneurs working across 30+ African countries to start and grow impact-driven businesses across different industries. She also designed and facilitated international cross-cultural and education institutes for private foundations, international NGOs, and institutions of higher learning. She sits on the Board of the Kenya Association of Women Business Owners and is a Founding member of Harambeans – African innovators who have pledged to work together to unlock the potential of Africa by transforming its challenges into opportunities. She holds an MPA/IPSD from Rutgers University.
In her free time, Julie enjoys coordinating support initiatives for Kenya’s youth. She is also extremely passionate about landscaping and gardening, and spends lots of time building entertainment and/or relaxing outdoor spaces for her family and friends.