Winfred is the Community Director and office co-lead of KDI Kenya. She is passionate about learning from and working with communities as they find solutions to the challenges facing them and positively transform their lives. Winnie directs the community team to ensure every KDI project builds on local assets and is guided by the vision of residents. She joined KDI from Makueni County, where she worked as a Chief Officer in charge of community development and social services. Winnie brings a wealth of experience in participatory development, project management, participatory monitoring, evaluation and learning, grant management, research, and financial management. She is an adept advocate of community involvement in the design, development and implementation of projects, and has worked for both governmental and non-governmental organizations in Kenya. Winnie holds a Master of Arts in Development studies and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology (first class honors) in addition to many other professional courses.