Sophia Sifuma

Senior Consultant

Based in Nairobi

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Sophia brings a combination of strong research skills and business advisory experience, including supporting access to credit, particularly for Africa's youth.

Sophia brings over 5 years’ of research experience supporting organisations in the private and public sectors including the Oxford China Africa consultancy, UN-HABITAT Urban Economy department,  StratLink Global, and the World Health Organisation. 

She has experience in qualitative and quantitative research, project management and implementation. Sophia successfully led a team of analysts and consultants in the assessment of the maize value chain in Tanzania with a focus on policy blockages amongst small-scale farmers. She also steered the team as business advisory services provider in investment and credit facilitation for the Kenya Investment Mechanism, a USAID project with emphasis on the facilitation of financing for women and/ or youth-led enterprises. Additionally, Sophia provided support to development finance institutions in undertaking due diligence, impact assessment and strategic analysis to assess viability of investments in Africa.  

Sophia holds a Bachelor of Education in Economics and Mathematics from Egerton University, a MA in Economics from the University of Nairobi, and a MSc. in Development Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she was a Chevening Scholar. Sophia is passionate about youth and women’s empowerment. She enjoys reading and mentoring students on governance and leadership.

Country Experience

Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Zambia