Paul Kiggwe

Country Director, Uganda

BA, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda MSc., Uganda Technology and Management University, Kampala, Uganda ​

Paul Kiggwe is a program development and learning and accountability specialist with 9 years experience in designing M&E systems, leading and capacity building for M&E teams, and working on evaluation policy. He has experience designing and conducting evaluations, implementing knowledge management systems, and managing a sound program proposal process. Paul has hands on experience developing and implementing development programs in Uganda, Namibia, Nigeria, Malawi, Senegal and Cambodia for organizations, including Fisheries Action Coalition Team (FACT), Action Aid International, Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), Child Fund International, Government of Malawi, SIDA, UNDP Uganda, Youth Empowerment Foundation Nigeria, and Regional Health and AIDS Initiative for Southern Africa (RAISA). Paul also has significant experience in natural resource management, nutrition and food security, public health, public sector reform, livelihoods and economic growth, humanitarian response, and policy advocacy. Paul is currently the Organizational Development and Program Management advisor at FACT, a leading NGO in Fisheries and natural resource conservation in Cambodia. In this role, he is responsible for leading the OD aspects of FACT including OCAS, governance and policy development, natural resource management and program development, planning, and quality.

We are an ambitious and dynamic team of public health and development practitioners eager to develop new tools, knowledge, ideas, and methods to improve lives across the globe.

The Center for Research & International Development (CenRID)  is a global nonprofit organization based in New York, NY that focuses on development research and project implementation.
Our purpose is to implement evidence-based interventions and conduct high-quality research aimed at discovering new knowledge to improve the education and healthcare delivery and access for vulnerable populations.

Our Mission

Our Vision

To use data driven research to improve healthcare delivery and access, and education for vulnerable populations and communities.
CenRID​​ envisions a world where everyone attains the right to a high quality of life.


Honesty and integrity are the nucleus of our identity. They are the foundation of every successful and impactful intervention we implement. We remain steadfast to doing the right thing for the individuals and communities with which we work, and ensuring that our research methods and program interventions adhere to the highest ethical standards.


We are transparent and we expect to be held accountable by the communities we serve and our donors; it is how we earn their trust.   We will always take responsibility for our actions and address any missteps. We are an ambitious organization and we will learn as we grow.


We conduct a readiness assessment prior to each program or intervention. This implementation approach enables us to develop an intervention strategy that is reflective of the priority needs, concerns, and views of the community, which in turn empowers the community to take ownership of program or intervention


We believe effective teamwork and collaboration maximizes each partner's expertise and capabilities, and thus drives positive results.


We enthusiastically pursue innovative knowledge, ideas, tools, and methods that would catalyze the achievement of our project goals.

respect & cultural sensitivity

Our goal is to modify behaviors, not cultures. We strive to ensure that our program delivery methods are culturally compatible.      

Our dedicated leadership team is made up of experts who are committed to our mission and vision.