Tibyan manages a portfolio of grants in East Africa and Central Asia to ensure compliance and technical quality. She supports the team in establishing and maintaining effective partnerships with a variety of institutional and corporate donors. She also works with agencies across AKDN to identify and pursue new funding opportunities.
Tibyan joined the UK office in 2019 after spending the last three years working with an international development consultancy firm, the UNDP and Africa-focused investment boutiques. She brings her experience in project management, research, external relations and resource mobilisation to the AKF (UK) team. Tibyan gained an MSc in Emerging Economies and Inclusive Development from King’s College London, and a BA in Economics and Development Studies from SOAS.