Annah K. Amani (B.S., California State University, Northridge, M.P.H., University of California, Los Angeles, Ph.D. Clemson University) is the Programs Officer, Africa at Plant With Purpose. In her early childhood, Annah was a child refugee from Uganda to Los Angeles, California. As a child refugee, Annah was aided by many people and non-governmental organizations such as Amnesty International. The refugee experience sparked an interest in doing work that “aided” others in the global community. She is committed to doing progressive work in the fields of health, education, social justice and community development. Through her M.P.H. studies at U.C.L.A, she served as the team manager in the development of programs to prevent maternal mortality in rural Kenya. After her M.P.H, she went on to serve as the regional program coordinator for Christian Foundation for Children and Aging (now known as Unbound Uganda). Unbound Uganda is an education focused rural development child sponsorship organization.
Dr. Amani’s research sought to represent the voice of rural women in Uganda on the vital matter of birthplace choice. After completion of her Ph.D., Annah taught global health and other undergraduate/graduate public health courses as an adjunct lecturer for the Department of Public Health Sciences at Clemson University, South Carolina U.S.A. She also worked as the Dean, Digital School of Open Distance and e-learning at Kampala International University.
Currently, as the Programs Officer, Africa (Plant With Purpose) Annah serves as a key link between the San Diego office and both partners and programs in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Burundi, and DR Congo. Responsible for ensuring excellent communication in both directions so that priorities are clear and a genuine partnership flourishes. Relationally work with and alongside the RPM and local teams in a spirit of interdependent partnership while ensuring performance and accountability.