Governance & Leadership

Alice Mwaisaka

Head of AGRF

Currently the Head of African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) at Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA).  A Kenyan by nationality, Ms. Mwaisaka holds a Bachelor’s degree in Community Development and Communications from Daystar University, MBA in Global Business and Sustainability (Social Entrepreneurship and Management) from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy and MSc. in Project Management from Sunderland University, UK.

Ms. Mwaisaka is a seasoned professional administration and project manager with practitioner and vast 15+ years’ experience in the UN System having worked for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), International Maritime Organization (IMO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and International Labour Organization (ILO). She is conversant and extremely knowledgeable of the development landscape and UN System in Kenya as well as various national and regional projects and programmes.  She has horned her skills in leading teams on developmental, commercial and industrial projects to the highest standards routinely demanded.  During her career she has been involved in different aspects of programme/project life cycles and delivered high-value projects in various organizations and across different geographies.

Before joining AGRA as the Head of AGRF, she was the National Project Coordinator for the International Labour Organization (ILO Kenya) responsible for the coordination and implementation of the Green Jobs programme.  She is also a Member of the Board of Directors at the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA).

Blog Posts

Agribusinesses and African Smallholders Seize $1 Trillion Food Market as Meals Replace Minerals to Restart African Economic Growth, New Report

 Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, 5 September 2017 – The power of entrepreneurs and the free market is driving Africa’s economic growth from food production, as business wakes up to opportunities of a rapidly growing food market in Africa, that may be worth more than $1 trillion each year by 2030 to substitute imports with high value food

Major Deals to Accelerate Africa’s Path to Prosperity through Agriculture Agreed at World’s Foremost Gathering of African Agriculture Leaders

Close to US$6.5 billion worth of investments in palm oil, pulses, potato and rice, mainly in West Africa, over the next eight years, were made and the new US$280 million Partnership for Inclusive Agricultural Transformation in Africa (PIATA) launched Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, Friday 8 September 2017 – Africa’s economic growth prospects received a major boost this

New US $280 Million Partnership for Inclusive Agricultural Transformation in Africa Launched

Four prominent organizations supporting African agriculture join forces in innovative strategic partnership to increase incomes and improve the food security of 30 million smallholder farm households in at least 11 African countries by 2021. Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, 5 September 2017 – The multi-million dollar Partnership for Inclusive Agricultural Transformation in Africa (PIATA) was launched today at the


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Co-Chair, Finance & Human Resources Committee

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Chair, Nominations and Governance Committee

Joachim von Braun

Co-Chair, Programs Committee

Frank N. J. Braeken

Board Member

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Co-Chair, Programs Committee

Adam Gerstenmier

Chief of Staff & Strategy

Dr Joe DeVries

Vice President, Program Development & Innovation

Sean de Cleene

Vice President, Business Development & Strategic Partnerships

Dr. Lindiwe Majele

Vice President Country Support,
Policy and Delivery

Paul Tikani

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Victoria Sabula

General Counsel & Corporation Secretary

Lilian Nyang’aya

Chief Finance Officer

Boaz Keizire

Head of Policy and Advocacy

Elizabeth Chemengen Titoo

Director Human Resources

Fadel Ndiame

Regional Head, West Africa

Anne Mbaabu

Head of Markets and Harvest Management

Dr George Bigirwa

Regional Head, East and Southern Africa

Dr Richard Jones

Chief of Party, Scaling Seeds and Technologies Partnership (SSTP)

David Maingi

Head of Communications

Daudi Sumba

Head, Monitoring and Evaluation

Dr Paul Greener

CEO, Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF)

Hilary Tororey

Head of Internal Audit

Sylvester Kisonzo

Head of Information and
Communications Technology

Ignatius Mutula

Head of Grants

Caroline Njeru

Head of Procurement

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