Rose Wilder is the Uganda Program Manager on the Refugee Affairs team. She is responsible for the management and coordination of Trickle Up's contributions to the Graduating to Resilience Activity, a seven year USAID-Food for Peace funded initiative seeking to graduate extremely poor refugee and Ugandan households from conditions of food insecurity and fragile livelihoods to self-reliance and resilience.
Rose has nearly 10 years' experience as a development practitioner, working primarily in and with sub-Saharan African populations. As an interculturalist, she is passionate about ensuring culture and context specific knowledge is infused into program design, implementation, and evaluation to maximize success of initiatives and create sustainable and cost-effective solutions to development and humanitarian initiatives.
Before joining Trickle Up in 2018, Rose managed an early childhood development-focused impact, process and costing evaluation for Harvard University and the World Bank in Rwanda. The initiative sought to contribute to the evidence base for incorporating a home visiting model for the extreme poor into existing social protection programming.
Prior to that, Rose held various short-term contracts in a quest to better understand the various facets that encompass international development. She supported business development and advocacy efforts across seven countries in the Horn of Africa, revamped a monitoring and evaluation system for a small women’s rights-focused organization, and worked as an analyst synthesizing data across various sectors for various implementers operating in South Sudan, in addition to designing and carrying out her graduate field work in Kampala, Uganda.
Rose has a graduate degree in Intercultural Communication and a bachelor’s degree in International Relations with an African concentration.