Diana Asero, Uganda

Diana is a teaching assistant, and the acting head of department of agribusiness and extension at the faculty of agriculture and animal sciences in Busitema University, Uganda. She also serves as the chair of the exam malpractices committee and the coordinator of community outreach, gender, HIV/AIDS and cross cutting issues at the faculty. She specialised in Agribusiness Management at the University of Pretoria, while pursuing her Master of Science degree in Agriculture and Applied Economics at Makerere University where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Agribusiness Management. She has interests in projects that are gender responsive and use agriculture to transform lives. She has previously carried out research in fish marketing.

Dr Alice Turinawe, Uganda

Alice is a lecturer in the department of agribusiness and natural resource economics in the college of agricultural and environmental sciences at Makerere University. She is also the director of the agricultural research institute at the university. She holds a Ph.D in Agricultural Economics and a Master of Science degree in Agricultural and Applied Economics, both from Makerere University. She is involved in research partnerships with a number of local and international organisations and projects, undertaking research in agricultural development interventions and their impact on the welfare of farms and communities, nutrition and food systems, land and property rights, agribusiness value chains, agricultural extension and entrepreneurship in agriculture. She holds various administrative positions at the university including team leader of the Nutrition and Health Research Platform (ANHP) in the department, and chairperson of the scientific committee for the National Agricultural Research Organisation-Makerere University (NARO-MAK) Joint Scientific Conference.

Agnes Otwani, Kenya

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.

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