Collins Apuoyo

Market Group Direct, PrOpCom Maikarfi

Collins Apuoyo has vast private-sector development experience in several capacities. He has worked with DFID Kenya as Senior Programme Officer/Advisor for private sector development, and with SNV Netherlands Development Organisation in South Sudan to develop strategies that promote economic activities as a basis for peaceful co-existence in a post-conflict setting. Collins has also worked in Zimbabwe in a market-led agriculture revitalisation programme.

Currently, Collins is the Team Leader of PropCom Maikarfi, a DFID-funded market development programme in Northern Nigeria. His work in social entrepreneurship has earned Collins a number of awards, including the Global Award for Innovations from the World Bank. He is an Ashoka Fellow in recognition of his innovative work for poverty reduction, and a recipient of the Dubai Award for Improving the Living Environment. He is also a Global Social Benefit Fellow of Santa Clara University, California.