Training Program Coordinator
Grace Munene is a training program coordinator within NDIGD's Education and Training Division. She facilitates the development and implementation of programs such as the U.S. Department of State's Mandela Washington Fellowship and the USAID | Notre Dame Global Development Fellowships, in collaboration with faculty and staff from various institutes and colleges at the University. Ms. Munene's experience includes program administration, research, and information management. Prior to joining NDIGD, she worked in program management, research, and communication departments for the African Palliative Care Association (APCA) in Uganda. Her previous roles include evaluating the impact of PEPFAR funding on health outcomes in patients in several hospitals in Kenya, integrating legal services in hospice care in Uganda, promoting access to pain medication in several African countries including Kenya, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Malawi, Zambia, Tanzania, and Cote d’Ivoire, and writing articles on hospice and palliative care news from Africa. In addition, Grace served as a research assistant with Indiana University School of Medicine in South Bend. She has also been involved in developing and promoting literacy programs for different age groups while working with the St. Joseph County Public Library in South Bend, Indiana.
She received an MSc in Applied Anthropology, focusing on global health issues from the University of North Texas, Denton, and a BA in Anthropology from the University of Nairobi, Kenya.
Phone: 574-631-0421 - Email