Policy Researcher and Consultants
Mr. Andrew Adwera Ochieng
Andrew Adwera is an international development graduate expert from the University of Sussex, UK where he gained a joint Masters programme on Science, Society and Development jointly conducted between Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) and Institute for Development Studies (IDS). He is also an ESRC scholarship awardee (Masters), and also the German Government Environment Ministry Exchange Scholarship awardee on Climate Change Adaptation. His areas of specialization include: public policy analysis, PPP’s, Youths and Development, Women and Livelihoods, Pastoralism in Development, Food Security and Food systems in the Horn of Africa. Andrew has previously worked on major global narratives of innovation systems, environment and climate change and how they interrelate with policies, public and private and societies.
Mr. Elijah Muange
Elijah Muange holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics at the University of Gottingen, Germany and an MSc in Agricultural & Applied Economics, and a BSc. in Agriculture from the University of Nairobi. He is an agricultural and rural development economist with vast experience in agricultural project evaluations and socio-economic and agronomic research in Eastern Africa. Elijah’s recent experience includes agricultural technology adoption; social networks; agro-dealer studies; seed research, management, and dissemination; and project evaluation and impact assessment.
Mr. Philip Musyoka Michael
Phillip Musyoka Michael joined CABE in 2020 as a new Board of Director. He holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics and Related Sciences from Giessen University (Justus Liebig University), Giessen, Germany, a Master of Science Agricultural Economics, and a Bachelor of Science Agricultural Education and Extension both from Egerton University, Kenya. He has over 10-years’ experience in public policy analysis and research in economic development fields among others, food and nutrition security, market assessments, strategic planning, program budgeting, project impact evaluations, and feasibility studies. Phillip has undertaken assignments with international and bi-lateral development organizations including The World Bank, MERCY CORPS, FAO, FARM AFRICA, CARE International, EU-CORD, AATF, Micro-Nutrient Initiative, Child Fund, and World Vision Kenya.
Mr. Oduori Leonard Haggai
Leonard Haggai Oduori holds a BSc in agricultural economics and an MSc in Applied Agricultural Economics from Egerton University. He has vast experience in agricultural extension and technology innovations and adoption within East and Central Africa. Research projects he has worked on include: focus on credit demand and access among Kenyan smallholder farmers, postharvest losses (PHLs) in five Sub Saharan countries, and consulted for ASARECA on low technology adoption in five African countries. Haggai has also fundraised for Kakamega’s Kenya Agricultural Productivity and Agribusiness Project banana value chain scheme and Busia ICT and Agriculture Project. Currently, he is working on the Rethinking Extension in Africa project.
Ms. Mercy Kyande
Ms. Mercy Kyande holds an MBA in Strategic Management from Daystar University, Post-graduate Diploma from Kenya Institute of Management, and B. Com (Accounts & Business Admin) from Daystar University. Mercy currently works as a consultant in private sector development, public policy, and advocacy. She has over 17 years of experience in the private sector focusing on organizational and association management. She has successfully led advocacy projects across the various sectors of the economy including agriculture, co-operatives, tourism, MSME, construction, lands, auto industry, among others.
Ms. Cabrine Nyona Mwinami
Cabrine Nyona holds a Bachelors degree of Economics from the University of Nairobi, and a Certificate in Agribusiness Management with specialization in Hydroponics Technology from Miramar International College. She is a Research Associate at CABE since 2018. She is in charge of project management, fundraising and resource mobilization, and the development of conceptual notes for new projects. She is an alumnus of the YALI Initiative and advocates for women’s rights, girls, and people able differently.