Ms. Namwaka Omari is a Knowledge Management and Learning Specialist at RTI International where she currently supports the USAID Tuhifadhi Maliasili (“Preserve Natural Resources” in Swahili) project in Tanzania. In this role, she supports USAID’s Tuhifadhi Maliasili Project in ensuring collaboration, integration, learning, and adapting throughout the activities of the project as the foundation for examining performance, analyzing results, testing assumptions, and refining strategies to achieve the project’s goal. Further, she develops knowledge management processes, systems, and tools to facilitate sharing of knowledge and information across the project and stakeholders. In addition, the role entails working with the Government of Tanzania and civil society organizations to share learning and scale successful interventions, conduct evidence reviews and support communities of practice to share learning, and promote adaptive management for conservation.
Previously, she served as senior project coordinator for the USAID Promoting Tanzania’s Environment, Conservation, and Tourism (PROTECT) project, where she managed engagements and high-level meetings between the project team, the Government of Tanzania’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, and implementing partners for collaboration, learning and adaptation for better program implementation.
Prior to RTI, she led natural resource management efforts at the Institute of African Leadership for Sustainable Development via the President’s Office of Tanzania and worked on various projects focused on governance, climate change, natural resources management, and gender issues for nongovernmental and consulting organizations.
Ms. Omari is fluent in English and Kiswahili. She also received a certificate in Using Evidence for Social Program Effectiveness at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.