Regional Director, East Africa

Zlatko Gegic is CIVIC’s Regional Director for East Africa. He is a Bosnian national with over 20 years of experience in the international arena. A veteran of the Bosnian war, Zlatko worked with humanitarian organizations, commercial companies, and diplomatic institutions. He spent most of his international career as a country or regional director across Africa,…

Community Engagement Officer, East Africa

Phoebe Cherono is CIVIC’s Community Engagement Officer for our East Africa program. She is a people-oriented person who is passionate about community engagement and advocating for people’s rights and well-being. Phoebe has 15 years of progressive experience in project management, planning, and implementation; advocacy and lobbying; community engagement, mobilization, and sensitization; child protection activities; recruitment…

Research Fellow, East Africa

Rukaya Abdirahman is a Research Fellow with CIVIC’s East Africa Program. She has extensive experience in stabilization and development programs in the Horn of Africa and the Middle East. She has also worked in programs in Countering Violent Extremism (CVE), youth resilience, gender equality in healthcare and education, maritime security, political inclusion of marginalized groups,…