Africa Lead II (AL II), through its East and Southern Africa (ESA) and West Africa (WA) regional offices, successfully designs and delivers leadership and technical training and institutional capacity strengthening programs that support the implementation of USAID missions programs in agricultural production, food security and nutrition. These capacity building efforts are designed to improve implementation of Africa’s CAADP and Malabo Declaration commitments at the country, regional and continental levels. Nearly all of the AL II training is delivered by AL II-trained facilitators.
To date, Africa Lead trainers have conducted training in over 27 different content areas for approximately 312 different organizations, institutions and agencies. Examples of the different types of content that facilitators are able to deliver include:
- Policy Formulation
- Leading and Managing Change to Results Framework Analysis
- Conducting Needs Assessments
- Community Mobilization, Team Building and Transformational Leadership
A number of the Africa Lead trainers have worked closely with IFPRI/ReSAKSS to facilitate Joint Sector Review Assessments and Validation workshops and New Alliance/Grow Africa Validation workshops.
To facilitate these efforts, Africa Lead has invested in building the capacity of experienced trainers/facilitators that are able to understand and facilitate discussions relating to agricultural transformation and have a proven track record in delivering capacity building training programs for multiple stakeholders within the agricultural sector.
Margaret Hutchinson | Kenya
Margaret is currently an associate Professor of Horticulture and Head, Crop Science Section at University of Nairobi. She holds a PhD Horticulture from the University of Guelph, Canada, M.Sc. Agronomy from the University of Nairobi, Kenya and a BSc Agriculture from the University of Nairobi. She has facilitated trainings and events for Africa Lead, Government of Kenya, UN Women, Humanitarian Leadership Academy and ASARECA.
Mary Njenga Murimi | Kenya
Mary is a Senior Consultant at Iceberg Africa, she is currently pursuing a PhD in Transformational Leadership at the University of Fort Hare in South Africa. She has an MSc in Organizational Development from the United States International University, a MA in Sociology from the University of Nairobi and Post Graduate Diplomas in OD Consulting and Corporate Governance. She has been a facilitator with Africa Lead, Government of Kenya, Parliament and Senate of Kenya, Kenya Women Parliamentarians, Safaricom Foundation, USAID/Africa Lead, AHADI, ASARECA, ILRI, SNV, OXFAM, VSO, and ActionAid.
Pamela Mokaya | Kenya
Pamela is currently a Managing Consultant at Soundboard Consulting Associates. She holds a MBA in Strategic Management from the University of Nairobi and is currently pursuing her PhD in Strategic Management from the University of Nairobi. She has facilitated trainings and events for Africa Lead, Goodmna Agencies Ltd, Tax Justice Network – Africa and Konza Technopolis.
Dan Ochieng | Kenya
Dan is currently a Partner at the Center for Leadership Transformation and Action (CELTA). He holds a BSc in Education from Kenyatta University. He has facilitated trainings and events for Africa Lead, AU-IBAR, Measure PIMA and Agri Experience.
Douglas Ouma | Kenya
Douglas is currently the team leader at Retouch Africa International (RAI). He holds an MBA in Strategic Management from Africa Nazarene University and a MPhil. in Environmental Studies from Moi University. He has facilitated trainings and events for Africa Lead and PACT International, among others
Jason Oyugi | Kenya
Jason has over 14 years of full time consultancy in political and economic governance, human rights and political leadership; Public policy research and analysis across a wide range of public policy areas including water policy, public and reproductive health and poverty diagnostics; and institutional development strengthening including project development, strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation.
Nancy Wanjiku Thuo | Kenya
Nancy is an Organizational Development Specialist based in Nairobi. She holds a Business Administration diploma from the Technical University of Kenya and a MA in organizational Development and Consultancy from Sheffield Halam University. She has facilitated events and trainings for Africa Lead, CARNEA and the Kenya Institute for the Blind.
Joshua Wathanga | Kenya
Joshua is a change and organizational development consultant. He has a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA), Leadership and Change Management from the United States International University – Africa, MSc Population and Development from the London School of Economics and a MBA in Economic Development from the Eastern University, PA, USA. He has facilitated trainings and events for Africa Lead, World Vision, and OXFAM, among others.
Fred Alfred | Tanzania
Fred Alfred Rwechungura is currently the Acting Director of the Directorate of Research Publications and Postgraduate Studies at Mzumbe University. He has a Phd in Development Economics from Bradford University, UK. He has been a facilitator with Africa Lead, Institute of Rural Development (IRDP), The College of African Wildlife Management and the Government of Malawi.
Grace Aloyce | Tanzania
Grace Aloyce is currently the Program Officer for Rural Development at the Ministry of Finance and Planning. She has a Phd in Agricultural Economics from Sokoine University of Agriculture. She has facilitated for Africa Lead and Ukiriguru Training Institute at the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives.
Kenneth Bengesi | Tanzania
Kenneth Bengesi is currently the Deputy Principal at the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Sokoine University of Agriculture. He has a Phd. in Strategic Entrepreneurship from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He has facilitated for the Netherlands Development Organization (SNV), JICA, and Action AID Tanzania.
Djax Sanga Biria | Tanzania
Djax Sanga Biria is currently the Executive Director of Training and Consultancy Centre (TRACE). He has a MSc in Community Economic Development from Southern New Hampshire University, USA. He has facilitated for SMECAO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), East and Southern Africa Farmers Forum (ESAFF), and RUDI/World Food Program.
Eugene Kavishe | Tanzania
Eugene Kavishe is currently the Managing Director for Vonkavy Agro Company Limited. He has a BSc. In Economics from Mzumbe University and is one of the Mandela Washington Fellows for Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) 2014. He has facilitated for the Tanzania Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness Center (TECC). He is new to Africa Lead and has participated in our Training of Trainers Program.
Magreth Henjewele | Tanzania
Magreth Henjewele is currently the Training and Research Consultant for The Forum for Tanzania Capacity Building (FTCB). She has a BA in Education, Political Science and Public Administration from University of Dar es Salaam. She has facilitated for Africa Lead, WYG International Limited, BEST-AC, The Jane Goodall Institute, and WWF Tanzania.
Offoro Kimambo | Tanzania
Offoro Kimambo is currently a Lecturer with Sokoine University for Agriculture. He has a Msc. in Environmental Sciences from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, India.
He has facilitated for Africa Lead, Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), and Dodoma Municipality.
Aichi Kitalyi | Tanzania
Aichi Kitalyi is currently a member of the PICO Team East Africa-an international training agency. She has a Phd in Agriculture from University of Reading, UK. She has been a facilitator for several organizations including Africa Lead, COMESA, FAO, World Bank, ILRI and Heifer International.
Mary Liwa | Tanzania
Mary Liwa is currently the Program Director of Policy and Youth Coordinator for the Tanzania Association of Women Leaders in Agriculture and Environment. She has an MSc. in Agricultural Extensions and Education from University of Reading, UK. She has facilitated for Africa Lead, Winrock International and Land O Lakes.
Patricia Lyatuu | Tanzania
Patricia Lyatuu is currently a Lecturer with Mwalimu Nyerere Memorial Academy. She has a PhD in Development Studies from Sokoine University of Agriculture. She has facilitated for Africa Lead and consulted with Economic Social Research Foundation (ESRF), African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) and National Authority for Technical Education (NACTE).
Moses Kusiluka | Tanzania
Moses Kusiluka is currently the Tanzania Country Representative of the Climate Smart Agriculture Program at Adam Smith International. He has a Phd. in Business Management from Open University of Tanzania. He has facilitated for Mwalimu Nyerere Memorial Academy, MVIWATA, SUMASESU and Marie Stopes.
Agnes Mariro |Tanzania
Agnes Mariro currently works as an agricultural tutor for the Livestock Training Agency. She has a MA in Rural Development from Sokoine University, Tanzania and has been a facilitator for Africa Lead and Land O’ Lakes.
Herry Mahimbo | Tanzania
Herry Mahimbo is currently a Field Officer for MVIWATA. He has MA in Rural Development from Sokoine University of Agriculture. He has worked for the Teacher Secondary School. He is new to Africa Lead and has participated in our Training of Trainers Program.
Victor Mgoo | Tanzania
Victor Mgoo is currently a freelance consultant. He has a Masters in Agriculture from Sokoine University of Agriculture. He is new to Africa Lead and has attended our Training of Trainers Program. He has experience in facilitating agro dealers, farmer association leaders, and village based agricultural advisors.
Nandera Mhando | Tanzania
Nandera Mhando is currently a Lecturer with the University of Dar es Salaam. She has a PhD in Social Anthropology from University of London, UK. She has facilitated several Africa Lead trainings in addition to facilitating trainings for government and Non State Actors.
Ernest Madawa Mhanga | Tanzania
Ernest Madawa Mhanga is currently the Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor for Techno Holistics Limited. He has a BSc in Animal Science from Sokoine University of Agriculture. He has facilitated for Africa Lead, SOS Children’s Village, Dorcas Relief and Development, and Terre des Homes and Liliane Foundation Netherlands.
Susuma Msikula | Tanzania
Susuma Msikula is currently a Radio and Training Officer with Farm Radio International. He has a BA in Mass Communication from St. Augustine University of Tanzania. He is new to Africa Lead and has participated in our Training of Trainers Program.
Johnson Mtama | Tanzania
Johnson Mtama is currently an Agricultural Research Officer for the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries. He has a MSc. in Soil Science from Iowa State University of Science Technology. He is new to Africa Lead and has participated in our Training of Trainers Program.
Francis Mwaijande | Tanzania
Francis Mwaijande is currently a Senior Lecturer at Mzumbe University. He has a PhD in Public Policy from University of Arkansas, USA. He has facilitated for Africa Lead, AGRA, and UNDP/NEX Program.
Veronica Mwamunyange | Tanzania
Veronica Mwamunyange is currently a Business Consultant for Tanzania Association of Professional Business Development Service Providers (TAPBDS). She has a Post Graduate Diploma in Management of Foreign Relations from Tanzania-Mozambique Centre for Foreign Relations. She has facilitated for Ministry of Defence and National Services, Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), SNV, and Action Aid Tanzania.
Anthony Zozimus Sangeda | Tanzania
Anthony Zozimus Sangeda currently works as a senior lecturer at Sokoine University of Agriculture. He has a Phd in Forest Management and Governance from Sokoine University of Agriculture. He has been a facilitator for Africa Lead, Tanzania Forest Conservation Group, Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, and Environmental Journalists of Tanzania.
Godgift Swai | Tanzania
Godgift Swai is currently a Lecturer at Sokoine University of Agriculture. He has a Msc. In Biodiversity Conservation from Sokoine University of Agriculture. He has facilitated several trainings for Africa Lead.
Tertula Swai | Tanzania
Tertula Swai is currently a Program Analyst for Women’s Economic Empowerment Program with UN Women. She has a Masters in Economics from the University of New England, Australia. She has facilitated for Africa Lead, Graca Machel Trust, Farmer Groups, and Women Entrepreneurs.
Hamza Shaban | Tanzania
Hamza Shaban is currently a Tutor at Korogwe Teachers College. He has a MA in Education from Northeast Normal University, China. He has consulted for Tabasam Youth Networks, and Korogwe Youth Club. He is new to Africa Lead and has participated in our Training of Trainers Program.
Grace Thomas | Tanzania
Grace Thomas is currently a freelance consultant. She has a Masters Degree in Women’s Law from the University of Zimbabwe. She has consulted for World Vision International, House of Peace Organization, and Legal and Human Rights Centre. She is new to Africa Lead and has participated in our Training of Trainers Program.
Justin Urassa | Tanzania
Justin Urassa is currently an Associate Professor at Sokoine University. He has a Phd. in Development from the University of Sussex, UK. He has facilitated several trainings for Africa Lead since 2014 and consulted for Safina Women’s Association and Hellen Keller International.
Agartha Johnson | West Africa
AGATHA C. JOHNSON has worked as a consultant with World Bank and International Labor Organization. She holds a Masters in International Development and has facilitated a number of events for Africa Lead.
Edem Felix Azagloe | West Africa
Edem Felix Azagloe holds a Masters in Agribusiness from University of Ghana and has worked with IFPRI, SOLIDARIDAD and United Nations as a consultant.
Henry Kobina Crentsil Jnr | West Africa
HENRY KOBINA CRENTSIL JNR holds a Masters in Development Training and Education from University of Wolverhampton and is currently the Regional Director of Agriculture at the Ministry of Food and Agriculture. He has worked with Africa Lead as a consultant as well as facilitating a number of trainings.
Issahaku Zakaria | West Africa
Issahaku Zakaria holds a Masters in Governance and sustainable
development, as well as in Managing rural development. He previously
worked at CARE International Ghana and is currently the Agriculture advisor
at SNV Ghana.
John Nene-Osom Azu | West Africa
JOHN NENE-OSOM AZU has a PHD in Crop Physiology from the University of Guelph and is currently a consultant at Proven AG Solutions. He has previously worked with USAID and Africa Lead as a consultant
Maria Soumonni | West Africa
Maria Soumonni holds a Masters in French and has worked at US Peace Corps as an Associate Director. She has facilitated Champions for Change (C4C) Leadership trainings for Africa Lead, as well as playing consultancy roles at AWARD and P & R.
Martha Yough | West Africa
Martha Yough has worked at Steam and Globe Broadcasting as the head of stations, and at M.Y. Consulting as a Lead Consultant. She has facilitated Champions for Change Leadership Training, as well as playing the role of consultant at BBC Media Action and M.Y.C.R.E.A.T.E
Moses Baffour Awuah | West Africa
Moses Baffour Awuah has served as Vice President at African Youth Network for Agricultural Transformation, as well as Executive Director at Youth Arise Organization.