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CARE International Tanzania

Prudence Masako

Country Director

Ms. Prudence possesses over 19 years of experience in leadership and project management with experience in leading large, diverse teams on complex, multi-million dollar, and multi-partner funded programs.

She is enthusiastic about transforming communities and ensuring women and girls have the space to achieve their full potential. Ms. Prudence has partnered with different organizations, including Government, private, and NGOs, to design end-end transformative programs which engage the community and its members to create supportive environments for women. She brings experience in various sectors, including Health, Nutrition, Wash, Education, Economic Strengthening, Services Governance, Social Marketing, Agriculture, Food and Nutrition, Climate, and Hospitality.

She is the Country Director of CARE International in Tanzania, providing the overall leadership of the Country’s portfolio and overseeing the CARE International Strategic Mission and Vision in addressing poverty through social justice, especially for women and girls, in line with national priorities and development initiatives. Before CARE, she worked with EngenderHealth as the Country Representative. She holds a BSc. Home Economics and Human Nutrition from the University of Sokoine, Tanzania; a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Health in Developing Countries (MPH) from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK, and a Master of Science. Public Health in Developing Countries from the University College of London. She holds certificates in advanced leadership training.

Ms. Prudence is a recipient of several prestigious fellowships, including the International Ford Foundation Fellowship for Social Change (2008/2010) and the Kofi Annan Fellowship for Global Health Leadership Programme (2022/23). Ms. Masako is a recipient of several women leadership awards: East Africa Woman Leader Award (2019), A Pioneering Woman Leader Award (2020), and 50 Top Women in Management in Tanzania from Women in Management, Africa (2020). Prudence has been featured in the coffee table, Pivoting in Heels (2023), casting stories of how 60 women leaders in Tanzania navigated their various roles and success in their work during COVID-19. Ms. Masako was among the Top 100 Career Women in Africa (2023). The Victory Magazine recognized Prudence among The Most Inspiring Women Leaders in Tech 2023. Ms. Masako serves on boards in different capacities as chair and director.



Care International Tanzania

CARE International is a 75-year-old global confederation working to fight poverty and social injustice in the world, with a specific focus on the empowerment of women and girls. We work side-by-side with communities to understand the root causes of poverty and find innovative, locally-led solutions. CARE seeks to demonstrate the results and methodologies used in our projects to ensure transparency and accountability and advance the quality of our work.