Grace Sebageni

Grace Sebageni is a Chief Technical Advisor Rwanda at International Labour Organization, Uganda.

Based in Kigali, Rwanda, Grace Tiberondwa Sebageni works as the ILO's Chief Technical Advisor - CTA (Promoting Decent Work in Rwanda’s Informal Economy). From January - September 2018, Grace worked as an Independent Consultant in Enterprise Development. Prior to this, Grace worked as a Technical Advisor in the Urban Economy Branch of UN-Habitat based in Nairobi, Kenya until the close of December 2017. With a legal and management background and over 15 years of experience in Private Sector Development, Grace previously worked as CTA for ILO Kenya where she played a key role in supporting ILO's efforts to promote labor law compliance in the SME sector. With many years of experience in inclusive finance and enterprise development spanning across the African continent, Grace has also worked as a consultant and technical support provider for International Organizations, MFIs, and Commercial Banks. Assignments have included both research and training. Major clients have included development agencies as well as projects and programs established by USAID, DFID, and UNDP. Financial services providers have included Centenary Rural Development Bank (Uganda); Uganda Microfinance Union; Akiba Commercial Bank (Tanzania); Equity Bank (Kenya); ACCION International; SEDA Tanzania; and FINA Bank (Rwanda). Other clients have included Child Fund International and the SEEP Network. Grace has held technical support roles with a number of MFIs as well as board representation for MFI networks including Vision Fund International. Grace is certified in microfinance product development.

Posts by Grace Sebageni

An in-depth assessment of the Ugandan microfinance market—Qualitative-side study report

This study aims to understand why and how clients make the various choices to use different financial service providers in the main markets in Uganda

Where There Is No Banker: Financial Systems In Remote Rural Uganda

This paper looks at how poor people manage their money in an environment where there are no semi-formal or formal financial service providers.