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 U.S. policy makers, opinion leaders and the public about hunger and poverty in the United States and abroad.
At the Institute, Ms. Wabwire provides policy leadership on issues including social protection, the need for strong institutions and local capacity, global poverty, hunger and malnutrition, 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, When Women Flourish… We Can End Hunger—which explores why women’s empowerment is essential to ending global hunger. The report 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 African 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. Ms. Wabwire represents the organization at high-level forums including the annual World Food Prize Laureate Lecture and as Faculty at the Global Youth Institute in Des Moines, Iowa. She educates on key policy issues via multimedia and is a regular commentator on Voice of America, and several other media outlets across the United States.
Prior to joining Bread for the World Institute, Ms. Wabwire held a number of positions in academia, research, and international development at the national, regional, and global levels. She holds Master’s degrees in Development Economics and Management (from Ruhr University, Germany), Development Studies (from the University of the Western Cape, South Africa), and Intercultural Service, Leadership and Management (from SIT Graduate Institute, Vermont, USA). She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Moi University, Kenya. Ms. Wabwire has work experience in Africa, Europe and the United States. She speaks Kiswahili, some French, and English.