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Frances Williams Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

T: +254 72 24450/62


CABI, Canary Bird, 673 Limuru Road, Muthaiga, PO Box 633-00621, Nairobi, Kenya

I am part of CABI's international development business unit that focuses on monitoring and evaluating our projects, as well as embedding gender within our work. In addition I am focusing on embedding monitoring and evaluation systems within the organization and our projects.

I have provided M&E support to CABI's Plantwise programme in Africa by analyzing the stakeholders and reviewing context and systematic monitoring procedures. I also developed the Plantwise Gender Strategy and CABI's Programme and Project Gender Strategy. My experience also includes developing project proposals and bid documents with CABI scientists and directors.

Previously, I have carried out an assessment of the economics costs of invasive species to the British economy. I have also contributed to other economic assessments of the costs and impact of invasive species on rural livelihoods, as well as the costs and benefits of biological control programmes.

Project image: Controlling Japanese knotweed in Great Britain

Managing invasive Madagascar rubbervine in Brazil

Invasion by the alien plant Madagascar rubbervine is endangering native flora and fauna in northeastern Brazil. In the Caatinga area, the endemic Carna├║ba palm, with its highly valued wax, has come under threat. CABI, in collaboration with Brazilian counterparts, is seeking to evaluate the rust Maravalia...