KALINDA PETER

Qualification

Kalinda Peter holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) majoring in Accounting and Finance from Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) Uganda and Bachelor’s Degree in Microfinance from Kyambogo University (KYU) Kampala Uganda. I completed MSM Executive Program in Change Management for Organizational Transition (CM) at Maastricht School of Management (MSM) Netherlands.

Experience

I am currently a mentor and trainer at UCA-PROFIRA CONSORTIUM, assigned SACCOs in Western Uganda under the Project for Financial Inclusion in Rural Areas (PROFIRA). Before the project I worked with Uganda Crane Creameries Cooperative Union Limited (UCCCU) as Financial Services Manager, Field Operations Officer and Chief Executive Officer at UCCCU Community Cooperative Savings and Credit Society Limited and I held those positions concurrently serving the dairy farmers in South Western Uganda from 2013 to 2017 in areas of financial services for sustainable, profitable and progressive dairy farming towards improving household incomes for dairy farmers.
From January 2011 to August 2013, I worked with Uganda Women Entrepreneurs Association Limited (UWEAL) as an Investment Manager under the financial services program of Women Investment Club (WIC) Savings and Credit Society Limited in offering financial services to women entrepreneurs and giving financial management trainings to members aimed at creating financially literate women entrepreneurs in Uganda. After my internship in July 2009 at Association of Microfinance Institutions of Uganda (AMFIU) I was appointed a Project Officer under Rural Financial Services Program (RFSP) on the use of Performance Monitoring Tool (PMT) which position I held until December 2010. This project involved training SACCOs in the use of PMT and giving technical assistance. Still at AMFIU in 2010 I was also a project officer under the FINLIT project which was carried in Mid-Western Uganda on the saving with Mobile Money.
On short term assignments have offered consultancy services in the formation, mentoring and nurturing Rural Producer Organizations (RPOs) and agriculture cooperatives dealing in agriculture especially for dairy, beef, cocoa, beans, coffee, maize, rice, bananas and other related agriculture products. I have carried out trainings and capacity building for Financial Institutions and Business Enterprises.

Key competencies

Microfinance, Strategic planning, Investment Analysis, Financial Management, Mentoring Technical and giving technical assistance to Financial and Agriculture Cooperatives, Business Skills Development, Corporate Governance, MIS, Performance Management Systems and Entrepreneurship.

Professional membership

Am a member to the Association of financial Cooperative Professionals and am trainer and mentor to SACCOs under the UCA-PROFIRA CORSOTIUM

Contacts

Telephone ; +256 772997442, +256 701997442, +256 751997442 Email; kalindapeter@yahoo.com and kalindawandera@gmail.com