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Deborah Serwadda

Director for Africa - Women & Wellbeing Initiative, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Board/Governance, Business Development, Evaluation/Measuring Success/Impact, Executive Coaching/Organizational Development, Management of Staff/Teams and/or Projects, Strategic Partnerships/Networks, Succession Planning

Deborah Serwadda


Deborah Kaddu-Serwadda M.Ed., MS Evaluation and Applied Research.

Women Leaders for the World (WLW) 2007 Cohort

Deborah is a Utilization-Focused Evaluator at the School of Human Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison and as the Director for Africa at the campus-wide 4W Women & Wellbeing Initiative she promotes the role of local to global evaluative and strategic thinking in Higher Education, Civil Society and Private Sector changemaking collaborations for human wellbeing and an equitable world. Deborah specializes in promoting evaluation to build community-based, nonprofit, and training programs and social movements for the advancement of children, young people, women, and families. She holds a Master of Education (Career Guidance & Counselling Psychology) from Makerere University, Uganda, and a Master of Science (Evaluation & Applied Research) from Claremont Graduate University, California, USA.

She is a Senior Associate, Gender Evaluator at GRAIDE International Consultants, Research & Evaluation Consultants, Nairobi, Kenya. She is also a member of the global Utilization-Focused - Blue Marble Evaluation Network and the African Gender & Development Evaluators Network (AGDEN).  She is an active Evaluation Mentor for Young Emerging Female Evaluators (YEFE).

She specializes in application of the African Gender and Development Evaluation mixed methods, Developmental Evaluation, Strengths-Based and Agile Management principles in women’s leadership development, strategy and program development, project management, organizational development, learning and evaluation. She has 20 years of civil society leadership experience in children and women-focused organizations in Uganda that are dedicated to protection of children and women from sexual and gender-based violence and supporting the field of social entrepreneurship in East Africa and the USA.

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