Faustine Wabwire
Senior Foreign Assistance Policy Analyst, Bread for the World

Faustine Wabwire
Faustine Wabwire is Bread for the World Institute’s Senior Foreign Assistance Policy Analyst, based in Washington, DC. Bread for the World Institute provides policy analysis on hunger and strategies to end it.

The Institute educates opinion leaders, U.S. policy makers, and the public about hunger and poverty in the United States and abroad.

At the Institute, Ms. Wabwire provides policy leadership on global poverty, hunger, climate change, trade, and the role of effective U.S and multilateral assistance in providing solutions. She recently worked with Institute staff on the 2015 Hunger Report, which explores why women’s empowerment is essential to ending global hunger and proposed practical and achievable policy changes to improve women’s economic, political, and social status. Ms. Wabwire recently served on the Reading Committee for President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (“The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders”), a program that brings dynamic young Africa leaders to the U.S. for leadership training and mentoring. She contributes to USAID’s Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid, is a member of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Board, among other taskforces.

Prior to joining Bread for the World Institute, Ms. Wabwire held a number of positions in academia, research, and international development. She has worked with agencies at the national, regional, and global levels. Ms. Wabwire is a regular commentator on Voice of America TV and Radio and has been published extensively on global issues related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). She has also spoken at various high-level policy forums, including the World Food Prize Laureate Lecture in Des Moines, Iowa.

Ms. Wabwire holds Master’s Degrees in Development Management (from Ruhr University, Germany), Development Studies (from the University of the Western Cape, South Africa), and Intercultural Leadership and Management (from SIT Graduate Institute, Vermont, USA). She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Economics from Moi University, Kenya. Ms. Wabwire has work experience in Kenya, Germany, South Africa, Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Malawi, and the U.S. She speaks Kiswahili, some French, and English.