Education and Skills Manager
Marias Ripau is the Programs Manager at The Maa Trust. His roles are wide and diverse but he generally sums it up as that of connecting all the actors in The Trust and beyond to strategically pursue the vision and mission of the organization.
Marias Ripau has over eight years’ experience in grants and financial management of development projects. Over this period, he has acquired valuable experience in project design, planning and implementation. His focus is on social enterprise development that pursues capacity building training and financial inclusion that expands economic, environmental and social opportunities of vulnerable communities. Marias is committed to pursuing financial inclusion through demand-driven trainings, community engagement and participatory approaches that improve people’s technical skills.
Marias graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce-Development Finance from KCA University in 2011, and is a certified public accountant. Currently, he is pursuing a Masters of Development Practice at Regis University in Denver Colorado, USA.