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Dr. Kamau-Rutenberg

AGRF 2019
Dr. Kamau-Rutenberg is the Executive Director for African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD). Prior to joining AWARD, Dr. Kamau-Rutenberg founded and served as Executive Director of Akili Dada, an award-winning leadership incubator that invests in high-achieving young women Continue Reading
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Simon Winter

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Simon Winter became Executive Director in 2017. He joined the Syngenta Foundation from TechnoServe, where he had most recently been Senior Vice President, Development, in Washington, D.C., and previously led regional operations in sub-Saharan Africa, having joined in 2003. Simon was a Continue Reading
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Ken Lohento

AGRF 2019
Ken works as the Senior Programme Coordinator, ICT4Ag at CTA (Technical Centre for Agricultural & Rural Cooperation ACP-EU) where he is also involved in ICT for agriculture and youth projects. For about 20 years, he managed numerous initiatives related to Continue Reading
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Dr. Jemimah Njuki

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Jemimah Njuki is a Senior Program Specialist at Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) where she oversees a portfolio of agriculture and food security projects focused on reducing post-harvest losses, improving nutrition and engaging women and youth in agribusiness, as Continue Reading
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Dr. Abebe Haile-Gabriel

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Abebe Haile-Gabriel is the FAO Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Africa. A national of Ethiopia, Haile-Gabriel  has more than 30 years of extensive experience in strategic leadership and management in complex environments at national, subregional and regional levels, focused on Continue Reading
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Maura Barry

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Maura Barry serves as the Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator in USAID’s Bureau for Food Security, which leads the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future initiative. In this role, she oversees the strategic direction and implementation of Feed the Future programs in Continue Reading
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Martin Kropff

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Martin Kropff joined CIMMYT as Director General in 2015, after working at Wageningen University and Research Center in the Netherlands, where he was Rector Magnificus and Vice Chairman of the Executive Board for almost 10 years.  During his tenure, student Continue Reading

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Sherrie Silver

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Sherrie Silver is the United Nations’ IFAD Advocate for Rural Youth. An accomplished actress, dancer, choreographer and activist she was made world-famous by her work in Childish Gambino’s multi award winning video “This Is America”. Silver is leading the call Continue Reading

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Mr Eazi

AGRF 2019

Mr Eazi is a singer, songwriter, entrepreneur and humanitarian. He has created a special song for the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) #DanceforChange initative calling for greater investment in agriculture within the Our Future is Here campaign. The song Continue Reading

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