As HOT’s Portfolio Manager, Sara is responsible for organizing the planning, management and cross-team collaboration of HOT’s portfolio. In this role, she supports teams in connecting the dots, creating solutions, and collaborating effectively across functional areas to inform and strengthen HOT’s programs and projects globally.
Prior to this, Sara managed HOT’s programs and projects in East Africa, supporting country teams in the design, development and execution of donor-funded projects (World Bank, UN, USAID, MCC), first as a Project Manager (Tanzania) and later as Country Manager (Uganda).
Sara holds a BSc degree in Global Resources Systems from the University of British Columbia in Canada, where she focused on resource management and international development.
Mapping Energy Saving Solutions in One of the Largest Refugee Settlements in Africa
In February 2020, HOT with support from the Response Innovation Lab in Uganda, carried out an extensive mapping exercise of all energy-saving solutions retail shops in Bidibidi settlement to better understand the existing market and inform the improvement of access to quality energy-saving products amongst the refugee population.
Piloting Tanzania's First Patient Origin Tracking System
Putting hyperlocal data to use at the Amana Regional Referral Hospital in Dar es Salaam. Pictured above is Dr. Omari Mahiza who is helping lead the charge.