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Chief of Party, USAID Integrated Community Agriculture and Nutrition (ICAN), Uganda

Dorothy Muroki is the chief of party for the Abt-led USAID-funded Integrated Community Agriculture and Nutrition (ICAN) Activity in Uganda. She has over 25 years of experience in international development and over 15 years in multi-country and integrated regional programming in East, Central, and Southern Africa. Muroki is a seasoned entrepreneurial development leader with an exceptional record in designing and implementing cross-sectoral programs.  She considers cultural sensitivity, including gender, equity, and social inclusion. And she has played an instrumental leadership role in high-level engagement on cross-border health policy in the East Africa region.

Muroki uses her deep understanding of international development to lead and oversee the strategic direction of the ICAN Activity. She manages collaborative relationships with multiple partners and stakeholders, including national and local governments, local implementing partners, the private sector, cultural leaders, and community groups. Under Muroki ’s leadership, ICAN built the resilience of more than 104,000 people. The activity linked more than 25,000 community groups to markets, equipped nearly 4,000 out-of-school girls with livelihood skills, worked with 750 cultural leaders, and executed over 180 in-kind grants.

Muroki directs program and budget compliance, focuses on quality and excellence in resilience programming, and promotes program innovations, cross-learning, and visibility of program interventions.

Before joining Abt, Muroki was country representative, FHI 360/Kenya, and chief of party, Cross-Border Health Integrated Partnership Project, a $74 million health systems strengthening and policy project funded by USAID in the East African Community region. Previously, she was project director of the USAID-funded Leader-with-Associates Roads to a Healthy Future, a multi-year $200 million activity and USAID's flagship transport corridor program in the East Africa region. In her international development and global health work, Muroki has managed diverse partnerships, including international and local partners and coalitions, and managed multi-country and cross-sectoral programming.


  • health
  • nutrition
  • economic livelihoods
  • local governance
  • management and leadership
  • gender, equity, and social inclusion

Key Projects:

  • Integrated Community Agriculture and Nutrition Activity
  • Cross-Border Health Integrated Partnership Project
  • Roads to a Healthy Future


  • Book series Connected and Mobile: Migration and Human Trafficking in Africa
  • Care across Borders: Providing Health Care for People on the Move in East Africa in Part II, Roaming Africa: Migration, Resilience, and Social Protection

Countries Served In:

  • Burundi, Djibouti, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Uganda, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Zambia.
Dorothy Muroki