Founder and Executive Director
Monica LaBiche Brown, MSM
Monica founded Africa Development Promise is June 2013 and launched the organization in May 2014.
Monica is from Seychelles, an African island nation in the Indian Ocean but spent her formative years in Kampala, Uganda. Living in both countries, she experienced first-hand the challenges that developing countries face, especially in the rural areas. Wanting to make a difference, Monica focused her efforts on gaining experience in development practice. Her development career includes twelve years at the World Bank and eight years at Water For People.
Monica holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Management from Regis University, a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Spelman College, and a Graduate Certificate in Development Practice from Regis University. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and the National Association of Negro Women where she received the 2016 Living Portraits Award.
Country Director, Uganda Program
solar kiosk operations manager, Uganda Program
Joy joined the Africa Development Promise team in 2018 as the Solar Kiosk Operations Manager. She is a social worker by training but has worked extensively in the solar sector. Her experience includes Barefoot Power, a social enterprise focused on distributing Barefoot™ solar lighting and charging systems. Prior to that she worked for Village Power in various positions as a Branch Manager, Senior Customer Care Officer, and Business Developer among others. Notable among her achievements was creating partnerships with Savings and Credit Co-Operative Society (SACCOs) that were able to sell solar home systems in their communities. Joy has a strong passion for everything related to energy access.
Program Manager, uganda program
Tonny joined Africa Development Promise – Uganda in 2016 and currently serves as the Program Manager. He identifies and supports agricultural cooperatives by facilitating capacity building and technical assistance training. He has a wealth of knowledge having worked as a researcher at PILA Consultants, an organization that focuses on building institutional and human resource capacity. Prior to that he worked as an enrollment officer for the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Tonny has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda with a focus on community development and gender empowerment. He is currently enrolled in the Masters of Development Practice program through Regis University.
office administrator, uganda program
Louise is the newest member of the Uganda team and serves as the Office Administrator. She brings to Africa Development Promise over three years of experience in office administration and has strong interpersonal, organizational skills, and a great team spirit. A graduate of Kyambogo University, Louise earned her Bachelor’s degree in Arts and Social Sciences. Louise says, “I’ve always had a passion to work with communities and bring positive change to people’s lives and Africa Development Promise grants me the opportunity to do so. Working with women and seeing them gain economic independence is such an amazing thing and also gives one a sense of purpose
field officer, Rwanda Program
Moise comes to Africa Development Promise as a result of our partnership with the College of Agriculture, Animal Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, University of Rwanda. Through a six month professional development internship program, Moise will work closely with the cooperatives helping them to improve their agricultural production by coordinating appropriate technical workshops. Moise is excited to embrace the challenges of his first job with an open mind – willing to impart what he knows and learn more in the process.