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Cohort 2

Agnes Otwani, Kenya

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Agnes is a senior zoologist in the ministry of agriculture, seconded to Kenya Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis Eradication Council as the regional coordinator of the western region of Kenya. She oversees planning and coordinating of tsetse and trypanosomiasis control activities, working closely with other stakeholders in fostering adoption of new trypanosomiasis control strategies by communities in tsetse endemic areas. She has worked as a field officer for International Child Support Fund and Innovations for Poverty Action, Kenya where she received experience in data collection from individuals and groups as a tool for decision making. She holds a Master of Science degree in Applied Parasitology from Kenyatta University, Kenya and a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology and Botany from Makerere University, Uganda.