Kupanga ni Kuchagua

Staff Profile

Ms Laura P. Macha - Assistant Lecturer

Area of Expertise

Community Development/Strategic Planning and Participatory Planning

Work Experience

Laura P. Macha (Masters) works in the Department of Population Studies of the Institute of Rural Development Planning. She is a researcher and consultant in the area of development with a strong background and experience in planning, marketing management, community development and small business management. Mis Laura  is a trainer, facilitator, educator, and researcher with experience in strategic planning, qualitative and quantitative research, baseline surveys, assessment and programme evaluation studies.

Professional Skills

  • Conducting socio-economic profiles and baseline surveys,
  • Wide experience in conducting Strategic planning for LGAs, Ministries, Government agencies, private institutions
  • Extensive skill in conducting rural development-related activities
  • Wider knowledge and skills in undertaking community development activities.
  • Extensive skills in undertaking participatory planning activities using O&OD planning approaches
  • Experience in undertaking participatory poverty assessment
  • Business planning, marketing and management skills
  • Community-based project planning and management
  • Group Formation and Management
  • Rural finance and small business management
  • Experienced in the use and applications of statistical packages such as SPSS.
  • Expert in gender Issues.

Research and academic Interests

Planning, marketing management, community/rural development, rural finance, economics, environment, financial, cooking energy, technological innovation, income inequality, mobile banking, and small business management.


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