Zach Akiy and Katharine Tjasink have both been promoted to the position of Associate Director at Khulisa, in recognition of their hard work and deep passion for the company and the M&E sector as a whole. Their promotion adds responsibilities to their current status, including mentoring emergent evaluators, and reflects their growing leadership and management roles.
- Katharine joined Khulisa in 2012 as Regional Technical Coordinator for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-funded Farmer Voice Radio Project, operating in four African countries. In 2013, she was selected to present her unique “meta-story” evaluation methodology at the 27th annual American Evaluation Association conference in Washington D.C. In 2014, Katharine joined Khulisa as a Senior Associate. She leads several Khulisa evaluations, including a USAID-funded impact evaluation of a Grade R reading programme and a DPME-funded diagnostic evaluation of the smallholder farmer sector in South Africa.
- Zach started working at Khulisa in 2008 as an Intern. He is a seasoned Epidemiologist, public health specialist, and M&E expert. Zach has done an astounding 4500 hours of data quality audits and assessments (DQA) and more than 900 hours of programme performance assessments at Khulisa. He is a team leader and an Eligibility and Performance Assessor, supporting 8 countries covering more than 10 Global Fund grants in TB, HIV/AIDS, and Malaria.