Board Members Profiles

    Dr. Hannington Odame

    Executive Director

    Dr. Odame is a PhD holder and founding member and the Executive Director of Kenya-based Centre for African Bio-Entrepreneurship (CABE). He leads initiatives on capacity building of smallholder farmers and youth agri-preneurs and facilitates their linkages to information, markets, and policy on tree, crop and livestock value chains.

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    • Location: Nairobi

      Dr. Nicky Rosa Maria Pouw

      Dr. Nicky Pouw is a founding member of CABE in Kenya and a development economist and assistant professor in the International Development Studies program at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), the Netherlands. She received her Ph.D. at the Free University Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in 2008, based on extensive field research on the characterization and monitoring of poverty in rural Uganda.

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          Mrs. Regina Akumu Obuba

          Mrs. Regina Akumu is a Board Member at CABE and a Farmer Entrepreneur in Busia County. She is a community leader, an active community mobilizer, and; a Trainer of Trainers ( ToT) in agriculture, business enterprises, and community health.

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              Ms. Stella G. Kabuga

              Ms.Stella Kabugais a Board Member at CABE and is a trained and experienced Finance and Accounting professional. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Accounting Option) from Kenyatta University and CPA (K). She has extensive knowledge and experience in Financial Management and Administration of NGOs. She is a member of Institute of Certified Public Accountants (ICPAK). She is undertaking a Masters Degree in Business Administration (Strategic Management) at Egerton University.

                  Mr. James Mbwika

                  Mr. James Mbwika is a Board Member at CABE and is the Founding Director of Agriculture Development Associates Ltd which works with International Development Agencies, National and County Governments to address bottlenecks in the agriculture sector development. A trained agriculture economist from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, he specializes in value chain analysis, policy analysis, and advocacy, and he is also experienced in institutional restructuring and strategic planning.

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                      Mr. Goudian Gwademba

                      Mr. Gwademba is a Board Member at CABE and has an in-depth understanding of issues related to library and information science; and institutional capacity development. For over 10 years Goudian has worked in both the private and public sector demonstrating methodologies appropriate to complex change processes and capacity development.

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                          Mr. David Wafula

                          Mr. David Wafula is a founding member of the Kenya-based Centre for African Bio-Entrepreneurship (CABE). He is currently working for the East African Community (EAC) Secretariat, Agriculture and Food Security Department, as an Agricultural Specialist.

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