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Key terms related to roles:

Gender initiative core team: all people working on gender in L&F (KIT; ILRI gender team; ICARDA, CIAT, WF gender people)

Gender initiative: all those involved in doing gender work in L&F now

Gender team: includes those working on gender in ILRI across different countries

Gender theme – deleted

Gender focal point: 1 person from each centre who knows what is going on on gender in their centre, coordinates/oversees POWB and its execution, checks if budget fit with acts. S/he has right and responsibility to ask team for updates.

Gender theme leader – deleted
[[File:Gender Staff Time 2015.xlsx |Staff time 2015]

Isabelle Baltenweck

Isabelle is an agricultural economist and the Program Leader for the Livelihoods, Gender Impact and Innovation Program at ILRI. She is based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Education: PhD, Economics, Auvergne University, France
MA, Economics, Strasbourg University, France

Research interests: Her main areas of interest are the evolution of crop-livestock systems and smallholder dairy farming across the developing world. She is particularly interested in developing and applying new micro-economic quantitative tools, including ground-breaking innovations in linking geographical information systems (GIS) and econometric tools to better understand smallholder agricultural systems.

Region/s of Expertise:Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya and Vietnam where she works on EADDMoreMilkiTRevalteri projects, funded by L&F and Irish Aid; with focus on Dairy cattle and pigs. Her main deliverables include VCA tools used and VC performance indicators. Isabelle spends 75% time on L&f CRP.

Contact: Email: i.baltenweck
Telephone: +254 20 422 3402

Froukje Kruijssen
Froukje is a scientist markets and WorldFish, based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She is an agricultural development economist with over 10 years of experience in socio-economic research on value chains and rural livelihoods. Froukje has an interest in conducting applied research that contributes to sustainable development. Previously she worked at Bioversity International, focussing on sustainable market chains for agrobiodiversity and as a consultant.

Research interests: value chains, markets, trade and inclusive business models, gender in value chains, on-farm agrobiodiversity.

P.O.Box 95001, 1090 HA Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Phone: +31611203797
Skype: froukjek

Alessandra Galie
Alessandra works as a Social Scientist: Gender at the International Livestock Institute (ILRI) in Nairobi. Her work leads works on gender issues in the livestock value chains (mostly Tanzania and also Uganda, Vietnam and India) in the framework of empowerment, governance, agricultural research for development and food security. Before joining ILRI she worked at the International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) on gender research in empowerment, seed governance and participatory plant breeding.
Education: PhD, social sciences applied to agricultural research for development Wageningen, University, the Netherlands
MA, Anthropology of Development, SOAS, University of London
MA, Foreign Languages and Literature, University of Bologna, Italy
BA, Foreign Languages and Literature, University of Bologna, Italy
Research Interests: Empowerment, governance, crops, livestock, participatory approaches
Region/s of expertise: Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Tanzania. She spends 100% of time on L&F CRP and work on the Maziwa Zaidi project.
Address: International Livestock Research Institute
P. O. Box 30709, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone +254 20 422 3822
Skype: juniale

Most of her publications are here

Maria Alejandra Mora
Alejandra works as a Local Gender expert at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in Managua. She is focused on gender issues in dual purpose cattle value chains in Nicaragua, mainly on women´s access and control of resources.
PostGradDip in Sociology, University of Waikato, New Zealand; BA in Sociology, University of Waikato, New Zealand; BA in Economics, Central American University, Nicaragua.
Research Interests: participatory methods, gender mainstreaming in local organizations, women´s access and control of resources
Region/s of expertise: Central-America (Nicaragua)

Contact: International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
Sub-regional Office for Central America
P.O.Box LM-172. Managua, Nicaragua

Phone: +505 22993056 Ext. 104

Annet Mulema
Annet is a gender scientist working on small ruminants in Ethiopia where she spends 25% on L&F CRP, 25% Humid Tropics and 50% on Africa RISING


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Region/s of expertise:Ethiopia

Dorine Odongo
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Dorine is a research communications specialist at ILRI. She has previously worked as a research officer with The Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI), in the rural parts of Western Kenya, carrying out research in smallholder rural settings. She is also an alumnus of the International Centre for development oriented Research in Agriculture (ICRA) in The Netherlands, having undertaken a capacity building professional course on ‘Design and Management of Interactive Learning in Rural Innovation’, one of the courses offered by ICRA. Dorine is a member of the International Association of Agricultural Information Specialists (IAALD).
Education: MSc, Agricultural Information and Communication, University of Nairobi, Kenya
BSc, Biological Sciences, University of Nairobi, Kenya
Research Interests: Her main areas of interest are on on research communications, evidence-based policy influence and governance in the context of agriculture and rural development. She is particularly keen on issues around institutions and governance and how these affect policy options for participation of all actors in agricultural value chain including participation of both genders
Region/s of expertise: East Africa
Skype: dorine.adhiambo

Katie Tavenner


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Immaculate Omondi

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Emily Ouma


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Tom Randolph


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Pyburn, Rhiannon
RHiannon Ugtanda 2012.jpgRhiannon Pyburn is a Senior Advisor at the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in Amsterdam with over 20 years of experience in the social dynamics of agricultural research and development - specifically smallholder inclusion and gender dimensions of value chain development and agricultural innovation systems. In the early years of her career she supervised youth programs in Canada and Indonesia that focussed on development and environmental education. Since June 2104 Pyburn has lead the KIT team working with CRP Livestock and Fish to make gender integration into technical flagship research more robust, as well as providing interim leadership to the L&F Gender Initiative until a new Gender Scientist is appointed. Rhiannon brings a sharp analytical mind and the ability to bridge discipines as well as from practice to science and vice versa. She is skilled at writing and 'translating knowlege' in ways that are meaningful for a variety of audiences, including academic, practitioners, policy-makers, agricultural scientists, and amongst others.

BSc Cooperative Program in International Development Studies - resource management, University of Toronto, Canada
MSc Management of Agro-Ecological Knowledge and Social Change (MAKS), Wageningenin University and Reseach Centre, The Netherlands
PhD research, Communication and Innovation Studies, Wageningen University and Research Centre, The Netherlands

Research Interests: Gender dynamics in agricultural innovation systems, value chains and research, including fish and aqualculture. Social learning and organisational change: how people and organisations engage with and contribute to social change processes. Gender dimensions and opportunities to trigger social change through social and environmental certification systems in agriculture, forestry and aquaculture.

Region/s of expertise: She has worked throughout sub-Saharan Africa (Cote D’Ivoire, Ghana, Sierra Leone, The Gambia, Burkina Faso, Mali, Senegal, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania, in particular), South-East Asia (Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam), India and Bangladesh.

Skype: Rhiannon1970

Eerdewijk, Anouka van

foto Anouka 1.JPGAnouka van Eerdewijk is a senior social development and gender equity advisor at the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
She has worked for over 15 years in gender equality, women’s empowerment and rights in international development. She operates at the interface between research and practice. Anouka has an interdisciplinary background, covering development, anthropology, political science and international relations, and gender studies. She is also Affilitated Research to the Institute for Gender Studies, of the Radboud University Nijmegen.
Anouka brings a strong conceptual and methodological background to her advisory work. Her methodological expertise includes qualitative analysis, discourse and framing analysis, and mixed method research designs. She also brings experience in designing and coordinating research and assessment frameworks tools for primary and secondary data collection, and in conducting literature reviews. She is an experienced lecturer and trainer, and has supervised and coached in a variety of settings.
MSc in Development Studies, Radboud University Nijmegen - Centre for International Development Issues Nijmegen
PhD in Social Sciences (gender and development studies), Radboud University Nijmegen, Institute for Gender Studies.
PhD thesis: ‘The ABC of Unsafe Sex: Gendered Sexualities in Dakar (Senegal)’.

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Areas of expertise include gender mainstreaming, transformative change, civil society, gender equality in research and higher education, and sexuality and reproductive health and rights. In agriculture, she has worked/works on gender and mechanization in maize farming, and the integration of gender in CRP L&F.
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She has done most of her work in sub-Sahara Africa (Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Ghana, Senegal, Zimbabwe), and also works in Bangladesh and India.

skype: anoukavaneerdewijk1

Wole Kinati


Research Technician-Gender

Education: MSc, Development Evaluation and Management, University of Antwerp, Belgium; Rural Development, Haramaya University, Ethiopia.
BSc, Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, Haramaya University, Ethiopia.
Research Interests: Understanding Gender Dynamics at household and Community levels through Participatory Methods, Gender Mainstreaming in Small Ruminant Value Chain
Region/s of expertise: East Africa, Ethiopia
Contact: Email:
Skype: wole-k

Daniel Kangogo


Daniel is a research associate – Gender at ILRI. He previously worked as a research fellow with Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), he conducted an applied research on Household dynamics, resilience and food security in semi-arid Kenya.

Education: MSc, Agricultural and Applied Economics from Egerton University, Kenya and University of Pretoria, South Africa.
BSc, Agricultural Economics Egerton University, Kenya
Research Interests: Food security, technology adoption, gender dynamics, value chains integration and climate smart agriculture


Email: /
Mobile: +254 722 274 010
Skype: kangogodk1

Dominguez-Salas Paula: works on nutrition and with an interest in gender


Violet Barasa
ViB.jpgViolet Barasa has over 5 years of research experience in gender and development, and specifically in women empowerment. Her research mainly focuses on the gendered dynamics of development and the impact on the lives and opportunities for both men and women in poor rural areas of Africa. Violet has previously worked with the Africa Policy Institute and the Kenya Human Rights Commission as a research and policy analyst in gender. She has most recently carried out a gender disaggregated survey focusing on the nexus between gender, HIV & AIDS control and rural livelihoods in North Kivu province, South Kivu and Oriental Province of Eastern DR Congo, where she also helped with designing strategies and indicators for gender integration into development projects carried out by the UK charity World Medical Fund. She joins ILRI’s gender team as a Research Technician-Gender where she hopes to further develop her skills in integrating gender into development for livestock and fish projects.

Education: MA Gender and Development, University of Hull, UK
M.A Gender and Ethnicity, Utrecht University, the Netherlands.
B.A Languages and Linguistics, Egerton. Kenya

Contact: International Livestock Research Institute
P. O. Box 30709, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone +254 20 422 3582, ext. 3582, Mobile + 254 707861494
Skype: violet.barasa

Millicent Liani


Millicent Liani is a Research Assistant III - Gender based at the International Livestock Research Institute headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. She is part of the team working on Livelihoods, Gender and Impact program. Her background is in anthropological studies. She has five years' experience mainly working as a qualitative research assistant on field assignments with various organizations. Prior to joining ILRI, she worked as a research assistant for African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC). She has also worked for Family Health International (FHI 360) and Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) in the same capacity.

Education: MA, Anthropology, University of Nairobi, Kenya; BA, Anthropology, University of Nairobi, Kenya

Research Interests: Qualitative research, participatory approaches, gender and development. She intends to contribute towards the betterment of the lives of humanity through designing and implementation of livestock and fish research projects and interventions.

Region/s of expertise: East Africa
Contact Address: International Livestock Research Institute,
P.O Box 30709 - 00100, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 20 422 3822 Ext. 3581
Skype: Liani.millicent
Email: or millyliani@gmail,com

Robert OchagoSAM_1458.JPGRobert Ochago is a Gender, Monitoring and Evaluation specialist for the ILRI Uganda, since 1st December 2014. He is based at the ILRI Uganda office in Kampala as part of the Livelihoods, Gender and Impact team, and is responsible for the liaison between the ILRI Uganda team with the Gender and MEL groups in ILRI Nairobi. Previously, he worked with Sasakawa Global 2000 Uganda as a Program officer-Gender. Robert also worked with African Development Initiative-a local NGO subcontracted by the German Development Service to implement the FNS-GOPA project funded by GTZ. He has experience in Agricultural Extension Education and competences in agricultural training and research in Uganda. Robert has interests in the research link between gendered agriculture innovations, ICT and nutrition and is passionate about capacity building/training/coaching (teaching- both formal and informal), working with rural communities. He holds a Master of Science in Agricultural Extension Education and Bachelor of Agricultural Extension Education of Makerere University, National diploma in Animal Husbandry of Bukalasa Agricultural College and over 5 years’ experience of conducting agricultural training and research for development.

Telephone: +256 772 191 626
Skype: rochago12

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Comment: Please add PhD area/subject of focus

sonzere 30 July 2014 12:45:07

Please add PhD area/subject of focus