Dr. Jemimah NjukiSenior Program Specialist, IDRC
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 well as overseeing gender integration and a focus on women in IDRC’s Agriculture and Food Security Program.
For the last 15 years she has carried out gender research and managed women’s economic empowerment programs in Africa and Asia. Jemimah holds a Phd in Development Studies (Gender and Farming Systems) from Sokoine University.
She currently serves as the chair of the AWARD (African Women in Agriculture Research and Development) Advisory Committee and in the Scientific Advisory Committees of the Collaborative Crops Research Program of the McKnight Foundation and the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sustainable Intensification.
She has published widely on gender and women’s economic empowerment specifically in the areas of gender and technology, women and markets, and women and livestock. She has recently co-edited two books; one on ‘Women and livestock in Eastern and Southern Africa’, and the other on ‘Transforming Gender and Food Systems in the Global South’.
She is the Editor of the Journal of Gender, Agriculture and Food Security. She has played an instrumental role in building capacity for gender analysis and gender programming in Africa and Asia.