OpEx East Africa 2020 is the place for NPO/CSO/CBO operations professionals across Africa to showcase their innovative work, learn best practices to enhance capacity, and engage with peers on important issues in the relief and development sector.  This 2.5 day event will focus on The Spirit of Collective Action, because we are all better at our jobs when we learn from each other!


What should I expect?

We'll offer over 20 sessions, 60 min long. Make your own schedule based on the sessions you are most interested in.  Additionally, there will be 3 special plenary sessions for all conference attendees. There will also be a networking reception on the first night for all conference attendees.


Win a scholarship to attend OpExEA2020!

Humentum and Industry Partner, Allegiant Global Partners have collaborated to provide an OpEx East Africa conference in 2020 that is more accessible for organizations by offering scholarships to selected recipients. Allegiant has donated 8 scholarships - nominate a colleague before February 28! Check out this news release for more information. *We strongly encourage nominations from sub-awardees and local partner organizations


Check out the sessions that we are offering at OpEx East Africa 2020! You can also view our agenda here.



What will I learn?

You will create your own learning path! Hear from experts, learn best practices from Humentum member case studies, or discuss challenges and solutions with your peers. We hope you'll leave the conference more energized, connected, and equipped to do the important work that you do.

The conference will be held at the KCB Leadership Centre on March 31 - April 2, 2020.

Keynote Speaker - Pape Amadou Gaye

Pape Amadou Gaye

Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker: Pape Amadou Gaye

We Can’t Go On Like This: How to Finally Let Go of Development’s Status Quo:

To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, we need new development models that put the Global South in the driver’s seat and shift the Global North to a new—and potentially uncomfortable, for some—supporting role. Pape Gaye will highlight inspiring, effective examples of collective action, discuss novel and agile development models, and challenge participants to work together in new ways for greater impact in low- and lower-middle income countries.

Gaye draws on three decades of leadership in international health and development as he oversees work in around 40 countries to strengthen their health workforces and health systems. Read his full bio below.

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Cost and Pricing

Members of Humentum will receive a discount on OpEx East Africa, and everyone can receive a discount when you register before February 28, 2020.

Registrant Type

Early (Feb 28)

Regular (Mar 25)








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USAID 2020 and Beyond: Strategy, Reforms, and Impacts

OpEx East Africa attendees are invited to attend this half day pre-conference event. Humentum's unique vantage point working closely with both USAID and implementing partners provides insight into anticipated reforms and their impact. With a number of changes expected in 2020, learn more about USAID's reform agenda, how to stay informed, and how to work effectively with USAID in today's climate.Topics will include USAID's new Acquisition & Assistance Strategy, its renewed and refined emphasis on collaborating with local partners, and Humentum's recent advocacy with the Agency to advance concerns articulated by our membership and the sector at-large.

Click below to view the full conference agenda.

OpExEA2020 Agenda

Thank you

This Conference is made possible through the support of our...

OpEx East Africa 2020 Advisory Council

Nuru Ayiemba – Learning Program Leader - Human Resources, PATH

Peter Mbogo – Senior Manager - Internal Audit, Winrock International

Rajshree Haria Global Finance and Operations Advisor, JHPIEGO

Mercy Kanja  Global HR Business Partner - GHR,  JHPIEGO

Ennie Chipembere  Head of Program Quality and Learning, ActionAid International

Wellington Ekaya  Capacity Development Head, ILRI

Derek Kunaka  Country Director, John Snow Inc

Kenneth Owuocha  Deputy Chief of Party, Milennium Water Alliance

Melizsa Mugyenyi  Country Rep Kenya & Tanzania, IREX







We are excited to expand the opportunities for Humentum members to connect and learn by offering conferences in East Africa as well as our signature annual conference in Washington, DC. OpEx East Africa 2020 will be held in Nairobi, Kenya in April with around 150 local participants and will celebrate the spirit of collective action. This event offers unique sponsorship opportunities to interested partners. Learn more here or at the link below.

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