Maria-Goretti Awogu Head of Programmes & Campus Operations

Maria manages the implementation and development of GWF’s core education programmes, including the critical scalability score of these programmes. She is a senior programme, operations and fiscal manager with extensive experience in developing and implementing organisational strategies, processes, systems and controls with specific expertise in change management and oversight of programmes.

Maria also has a proven track record of accomplishments in national and international development implementing donor-funded projects majorly in education (training) and public health. Maria has managed major sub-Saharan programmes funded by USAID and PEPFAR (The United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief).

Maria possesses a Higher National Diploma in Accounting (honours degree equivalent-  SAQA NQF level 7) from the Federal Polytechnic Auchi, Nigeria, graduating as the best female accounting graduate. She has a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management (PBA) from Delta State University, Nigeria and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Henley Business School, University of Reading, United Kingdom. In addition Maria has completed the Global Programme Management and Leadership programme offered by the University of Washington, USA.

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