Faith Rugema is director of partnerships and alumni engagement at CMU-Africa. In her current role, Rugema coordinates and enables strategic partnerships, manages corporate, government, and alumni relations to drive the growth and sustainability of the program. She also oversees sponsored projects, leads on corporate social responsibility and community development initiatives, and is the CMU-Africa Advisory Board’s secretary and liaison.

Impact-driven and an advocate for the development of her country and continent, Rugema has held several leadership positions in the public, non-profit and private sectors, where she worked on socio-economic policy issues, oversaw and coordinated strategic projects, developed and promoted diplomatic relations, and negotiated high level agreements.

Rugema has a bachelor of science degree in politics and international relations from the University of Southampton, and a master of arts in international development from the University of Manchester.


  • Coordinates and enables strategic partnerships
  • Corporate relations management
  • Government and diplomatic relations management
  • Alumni relations management
  • Advisory board Secretary and liaison
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M.A. International Development, University of Manchester

B.S. Politics and International Relations, University of Southampton