Kate Byom

Kate Byom

Kate Byom

Deputy Director, Governance

Kate Byom is a manager on Pact’s Governance team, where she provides technical leadership to a global portfolio of civil society strengthening, local governance, and peacebuilding programs. She has nine years of experience designing, advising, and implementing democracy, rights, and governance programs, with a focus on human rights. In her current role, she supports Pact’s DRG programs in Myanmar, Cambodia, Ethiopia, and Tanzania, including by designing and executing Applied Political Economy Analysis (APEA) studies and research. She also led a global learning review of Pact’s APEA practice and spearheaded efforts to operationalize the recommendations. Prior to joining Pact, she managed Freedom House’s East Africa portfolio, with a focus on programs in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. She holds an MA in human rights from University College London.


  • Civil society strengthening

  • Human rights

  • Peacebuilding programs

  • Applied political economy analysis