Wangari joined International Alert in September 2020 as the Country Director for Nigeria. She has over 15 years of experience working in the non-profit sector including across the humanitarian, resilience building, reconstruction and development sectors.
She has experience working in southeast Asia, and in eastern, central and west Africa.
Wangari has also worked in northeast Nigeria, leading a response that focused on building a future for the next generation of children affected by the crisis.
Wangari has a B.A in Development Studies from Makerere University, Uganda, a Masters in Public Policy and Management (coursework) from Strathmore University, Kenya and Global Leadership from the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service of New York University.