Africa Lead II Approach

Food Security for Africa

Africa Lead II is guided by the understanding that better prioritized, designed, delivered and measured agriculture policies, programs and enterprises in Africa will lead to greater agricultural productivity and food security.

Africa Lead II is Feed the Future’s primary capacity building program in sub Saharan Africa. Feed the Future (FTF) is the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative. The Africa Lead program works to help realize FTF’s and the African Union’s Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP) goals of reduced hunger and poverty by building the capacity of champions, institutions and stakeholders to develop, lead and manage the structures needed for African-led agriculture transformation.

A five-year program, Africa Lead II builds on the success of the predecessor capacity building program (Africa Lead) and works with countries and regions to develop strategic long-term activities to strengthen African decision-makers, institutions, non-state actors (NSAs), including the private sector at the forefront of increased agricultural productivity and food security.

 

Strategic Focus

Serving as a catalyst and connector for learning and innovations in individual leadership behavior, institutional performance and the policy process, Africa Lead II works across the following three strategic areas:

  1.  Improved institutional capacity
  2.  Strengthened management of policy change and alignment processes
  3.  Enhanced capacity and engagement of NSAs, including the private sector

 

Africa Lead II Team

Members of the team include:

  • DAI: consortium leader, project management, capacity building, technical services, capacity assessments, donor and AU liaison
  • Management Systems International (MSI): institutional capacity assessments and measurement of organizational progress
  • Training Resources Group, Inc. (TRG): organizational and institutional development, training and capacity building
  • Winrock International: gender, youth and NSAs technical support

About Africa Lead Video

Africa Lead Annual Report

  Africa Lead Year 2 Annual Report: 2014 – 2015

Africa Lead II Staff

James Collins
Acting Regional Director/Technical Programs Director

Mercy Thairu

Mercy Thairu
Director of Finance and Operations


Thomas Wallace
Communications Director, Africa

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Washington Ochola
Policy and Capacity Building Specialist

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Edwin Odhiambo
East Africa Lead

Hellen Kariuki
Hellen Kariuki
Regional Resilience Program Coordinator

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Laura Chao
Donor Coordination Specialist

 

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Rosemary Kagunda

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Dominic Omare
Dominic Omare
Finance Manager

Michael Ahere
Micheal Ahere
Contracts & Procurement Specialist


George Ngoha
Programs and Logistics Coordinator


Jackline Kamathi

Program Management Specialist


James Ndegwa
Knowledge Management
& ICT Specialist

 

 

 

 

 

 

Victor Oloo
Communications & Knowledge Management Specialist


Joanne Kihagi
Communications Specialist


Hellen Githakwa
Communications Coordinator

Fredah Mbae
Freda Mbae
Office Manager

Loise Wagaki
Human Resources Coordinator

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Josephine Olwal
Logistics & Procurement Officer


Louisa Ogutu
Finance Assistant

Peter Wepukhulu
Finance and Admin Assistant


Wincate Njoki Njiru
Administration Assistant


Jason Waweru
Project Driver


Josphat Muiyuro
Project Driver

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aliou Boly
Regional Director

Fatou R. Sy Fall
Knowledge Management & Communications Advisor

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christine Sene
Program Manager

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mingue Niasse
Program Manager

Mamadou Sow
Procurement Officer

Amadou Drame
Program Officer

Anne Dioh
Program Officer


Alain Kande
Administrative and Logistics Officer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coumba Kane
Administration Officer

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Office Driver

Seila Avotri
Senior Procurement Officer

Yves Anougbre
Acting Manager, Finance and Admin


Marco Noordeloos

Deputy Technical Chief of Party / Senior Advisor, Organization Development

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Shannon Sarbo

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Manager

Alexis Curtis

Data and Information Officer