Cleopatra Mugyenyi, PhD., is a public health, policy and gender expert with 15 years of experience in Sub Saharan Africa carrying out research, policy analysis, fundraising, strategic planning, developing and evaluating programs. She is a Co-Founder of Paica Consulting Ltd (Kenya), a business advisory, development and research consulting firm. She has advised clients across the continent ranging from international audit firms, global market research agencies, manufacturing companies, international NGOs and county governments to community based organizations. Cleopatra is the former Head of Research and Policy at Aidspan (the independent observer of the Global Fund) where she led a team of analysts investigating the effectiveness of programs funded by the Global Fund. Throughout her career, she has been actively engaged in utilizing research findings to inform policy. Cleopatra has sat on technical working groups in the Ministry of Health (Kenya) and has managed broad research portfolios supported by bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors and foundations including: the U.K. Department for International Development (DFID); the European Union (EU); Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD); Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT); the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); the Wellcome Trust; the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; the Ford Foundation; and the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Cleopatra Mugyenyi is a public health professional with over 10 years international experience in policy, biomedical, implementation, and operations research. HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, SRHR, and public health expertise. Program management and evaluation. Quantitative and qualitative research skills. Research director and consultant with coordination and board experience.