Economist, Trade & Investment Advisor
Manisha Dookhony is an economist who has been leading change in private sector development across developing countries in Investment, Trade and Value Chain Development. She advises investors and funders on their projects across Africa and is also solicited for similar projects in frontier markets in non-african developing countries. She has extensive experience collaborating with government and industry leaders to address challenges of growth and developing strategies for investment and build the basis for economic development. Manisha is a network builder, she heads the Harvard student group in Rwanda, has been elected on the Harvard Kennedy School Alumni Board and loves to bring people together, and is a good mediator in multi-stakeholder dialogue. As a Vital Voices and Women and Public Policy Fellow, she is very keen on economic empowerment of women and regularly mentors women seeking to develop their business activity and export.