Kubai Edward Ikiugu is the ASRH Research and Learning Lead supporting HCDExchange’s programs in
South Asia, and sub-Sahara Africa. He has over 14 years of experience working in the NGO sector and as a consultant supporting the management and implementation of research and learning agendas for various donor-funded programs, primarily those focusing on Adolescents, Youth Sexual Reproductive Health needs, and global health programming.
Among the donor-funded programs he has worked with are the Bill and Melinda Gates, the European Commission (EC), Child Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), USAID, DFID and AusAID (Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade), African Health Markets Equity (AHME), Global Affairs Canada (GAC), Global Fund, UNFPA, University San Francisco, CA (UCSF) and Hewlett Packard Foundation among others.
Edward has a wealth of experience in the documentation of programs; best practices, learning, resource
mobilization, statistical analysis, people management, and organizational strategic management. He is
knowledgeable about Human Centered Design (HCD) having previously managed the Choice 4 Change and Future Fab – an HCD project that was implemented by Marie Stopes International and funded by CIFF.
Having steered the research and learning agenda for various programs, Edward, in collaboration with others, has published more than 5 scientific research papers in various scientific journals, and written and presented several abstracts focused on AYSRH, both at local and international conferences. He also has vast experience working with adolescents and young people both in the community setup and at the National level with various Technical Working Groups and stakeholders within the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Ministry of Education (MoE).
Edward is a Management Information Systems (MIS) graduate from the Institute for Information Systems in the
United Kingdom, London, a certified researcher, holds a Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation, and is currently
enrolled for a Masters in Project Management.