Global Director for Livelihoods
Johanna Ryan is the Global Director for Livelihoods.
Prior to this, she served as Global Director of Impact for VisionFund International. In this role, she led the network’s efforts to build evidence of the impact of microfinance on the lives of VFI’s clients and their children. During her 13 years with VFI, she also held positions as Global Operations Director, Transformation Director, and Operational Effectiveness Director, spending considerable time in the field with colleagues and their clients to understand how best to reach and serve vulnerable families and in particular the children.
Before joining VFI, Johanna had a 15-year career in global banking and securities operations with global banks such as Barclays and JPMorgan.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of South Carolina, as well as a master’s in English Literature from Oxford University.
Johanna is based in London in the United Kingdom.
Technical Director for Quality and Innovation
Colin Dyer is the Livelihoods Technical Director for Quality and Innovation and project manager for World Vision’s Ultra-Poor Graduation (UPG) project model.
He first started with World Vision in 2015 as the Economic Development Advisor for Pacific and Timor-Leste (PTL) and then worked within World Vision Australia (WVA) on new livelihoods developments. He also has experience in small and micro business development, especially in the areas of fiscal management and community-based savings and loan groups and ultra-poor graduation.
Colin comes from a substantial business background with previous roles in marketing and development for Australian-based enterprises. More recently he was based in the Pacific Islands as the founding managing director of a significant and sustainable social enterprise. He also worked with a local NGO in Myanmar as their programme manager in small business and micro finance.
Colin and his wife Joy are now based in Sydney, Australia.
Senior Advisor for Design Monitoring Evaluation & Research
Dr Carolyn Kabore is the Senior Advisor for Design Monitoring Evaluation & Research for Livelihoods and is part of the GC’s Ministry Strategy and Evidence (MSE) and the Global Livelihoods teams.
Previous to this, Carolyn joined World Vision Australia in 2008 working in Programme Effectiveness and Food and Livelihoods Security teams – before joining the Global Centre Food Security team in 2013 where she held the role of Senior Research Advisor.
Her doctoral studies in Farming Systems Research explored the constraints and potentials for the development of smallholder agriculture in the Central Mossi Plateau, a semi-arid farming region in Burkina Faso and part of the African Sahel where land and forest degradation and chronic food insecurity are continuing challenges.
Carolyn is based in Australia, and currently, she is on leave.
Advisor, Design, Monitoring & Evaluation
Innocent Takaedza is the Advisor for Design, Monitoring & Evaluation for Livelihoods.
He has been in the NGO sector for 17 years, including one year with World Vision International’s Technical Services Organization (TSO). He has considerable experience in food security and livelihoods, gender, education, women's economic empowerment, disaster risk reduction, and emergency relief.
Strong in Monitoring and Evaluation, his other areas of expertise include capacity building, resource mobilization, research, and learning. He has accumulated experience in setting up Monitoring Evaluation systems, conducting Impact Evaluations, Process Evaluations, Baseline Studies, Program Design, Strategy formulation, and setting up accountability and Learning systems. He is passionate about designing and measuring program effectiveness.
Innocent holds a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree in M&E from Stellenbosch University. He is currently studying towards a Master’s in Public Policy and Governance at Africa University. As part of his Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies, he researched access to microcredit as a poverty reduction and women empowerment strategy in Rural Zimbabwe.
Innocent is based in Zimbabwe.
Technical Director for Quality and Innovation
Aimable Nsengiyumva is the Quality and Innovation Advisor for the Global Livelihoods Team (interim).
His career in World Vision spans over 17 years. Since 2020, he was the Resilience and Livelihood Technical Program Manager for World Vision Rwanda. Prior, he spent 6 years as the Cluster Manager in charge of Area Programs, Grants and Emergence Projects in the northern and southern provinces of Rwanda. From 2007 to 2014, he served as manager for three different Area Programs in the rural and urban settings of Rwanda. He joined World Vision in 2006 in its the volunteering program.
Outside World Vision, Aimable was the Leader for the South Africa-Rwanda Student Volunteers Organization (SRWASVO), and a part time lecturer for project management at the University of Rwanda.
He holds a Professional Doctorate (D. Prof) in Leadership Development from the Global University for Lifelong Learning (California), a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Management Sciences from the University of Suffolk (United Kingdom), and a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from the National University of Rwanda.
Aimable is based in Kigali, Rwanda.