Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPA-K); BSc in Business Administration; MBA in Strategic Management; Doctorate in Business Leadership (DBL) in Supply Chain Risk Management
As the Senior Regional Director, Africa, I am responsible for overseeing the management of International Development (ID) operations across Africa. In this role, I lead the growth and development of CABI’s ID operations in Africa and actively encourage a one-CABI approach by strengthening cross-centre collaboration in the fields of ID and knowledge business. Prior to this, I was CABI’s Group Portfolio Director responsible for CABI’s overall programme and project portfolio, reporting on performance across CABI and implementing systems to monitor and improve delivery and effectiveness.
I have more than 20 years’ experience in sound business development, financial and project management, programme controls and monitoring. I have gained practical experience through fieldwork and built capacity and effective partnerships from working globally, but with extensive experience in Africa.
CABI has a regional centre for Africa in Nairobi. Agriculture is essential for sub-Saharan Africa’s economic growth and yet average crop yields in Africa are among the lowest in the world. Over 80% rely on it but many face challenges in growing sufficient good quality produce.
Pests and diseases often limit how much smallholder famers can produce. They affect crops both pre and post-harvest by reducing their value or making them unsafe for human consumption. Farmers try to reduce losses through a range of techniques, some of which have human or environmental health impacts. This project aims to understand and report on current crop protection practices and identify the most effective, safe and innovative options to integrate into GIZs programmes in 14 countries.
Start: 11/07/17 -End: 30/11/18
Coffee is one of the largest traded commodities in the world, providing livelihoods for 25 million farming families, and is crucial to many countries GDP. In places such as Ethiopia and Rwanda, coffee plays a critical role in the economy and revitalising coffee production and quality is vital; allowing farmers to attract premiums and improve their household income. This project continues on our previous work here improving processing practices by smallholders.
Start: 11/02/11 -End: 31/07/16
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