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Mustafa Kudrati

Vice President, Transformative Programs

Mustafa Kudrati is Vice President for Transformative Programs and leads the organization to help determine its new strategic direction and vision. Through his leadership, he prioritizes the development of innovative and evidence-based approaches to increase access to quality sexual and reproductive health services and ensures the centrality of women’s and girls’ rights in all that the organization does. He offers strategic insight into research and program innovation, capacity development, accountability, advocacy, and new business development. With his expertise, he guides the development of comprehensive strategies, policies, and guidelines for advancing EngenderHealth’s mission at the global, country, and local levels and plays a significant role in shaping the strategic agenda for EngenderHealth.

Kudrati, a veteran international health and development professional, brings more than 20 years of experience in managing integrated health programs and leading human rights policy and advocacy initiatives. As the former Tanzania country representative for Pathfinder International and a member of the organization’s Global Executive Team, he oversaw the growth and diversification of the Tanzania portfolio to include prevention, service delivery, and advocacy programs in reproductive health and rights. 

Besides his work in Tanzania, Kudrati has experience in Bangladesh, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, and Vietnam, providing technical assistance to strengthen the capacity of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), faith-based organizations, and local government in areas including but not limited to strategic planning, program supervision, financial oversight, leadership development, and governance strengthening.

Prior to joining Pathfinder, Kudrati worked for several years as an organizational development consultant in Eastern and Southern Africa, facilitating integrated program conceptualization and implementation, strengthening institutional capacity, and leading strategic planning processes in NGOs and the public sector. Earlier in his career, he served as a cofounder and director of the Kuleana Center for Children’s Rights in Tanzania, which under his leadership received high acclaim for advocacy and innovation in working with vulnerable and at-risk children.

Kudrati brings both strategic vision and on-the-ground experience to the work of advancing EngenderHealth’s mission at the global, country, and local levels.

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