Investment Readiness Accelerator for Social Enterprises

Advisory Board – Steve Kisakye
Steve Kisakye
Associate Director, Dalberg TZ

Steve Kisakye is an Associate Director and a co-Office Director based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.  Steve currently leads our 3D team that is implementing a government support program that aims at transforming the agricultural sector through various business management principles with the aim of a driving a ‘business unusual’ culture. He vast experience and interest in the health and conservation sectors.

Steve has done extensive work in supporting clients particularly in Tanzania to develop robust agriculture strategies to drive sector transformation. In 2017, he co-led the Dalberg team that finalised the National Agriculture Sector Development Program II and developed a National agro-processing plan that essentially proposes coordinated can clustered development of processing zones based on factors including priority value chains, infrastructure and energy. He has conducted numerous value chain analyses with a view of increasing productivity and processing ability.

He joined Dalberg from Acacia Mining Plc; one of the largest African focused mining companies with operations in Tanzania, Kenya, Mali and Burkina Faso where he worked for close to a decade and served as Head of Corporate Social Responsibility. In this role, he oversaw all activities related to social risk definition, impact management and social investment, leading a staff of over 50 across multiple locations and a social – investment budget of over USD$ 10Million per annum. He also led multiple and complex stakeholder engagement initiatives and supported the establishment of community health, safety and security compliance programs.

Prior to joining Acacia Mining Plc, he worked extensively across Africa with various development organizations including Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders) and The Clinton Foundation and undertook collaborative work with UN Agencies, PEPFAR, Global Fund and various African Governments and Ministries. He held numerous senior roles with the organizations mentioned and played pivotal roles in advocacy and development of various social development programs with a focus on marginalized and rural populations.

A socio-economic development and Program management practitioner; he holds a Public health qualification from the Makerere University, a Post Graduate qualification in Business Management from the University of Cape Town – Global Business School and an accreditation in Community Relations practice for the extractive industry from the University of Witwatersrand.