Meet our team

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AMOS NJUGUNA

Dean of the School of Graduate Studies (Network Chair)


Amos is the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, Research and Extension at United States International University - Africa (USIU-A) and a founding member of the Network. He has a background in fina...

JAYNE TUSIIME

Head of Department of Public Health (Network Vice Chair)


Jayne is an Epidemiologist (PhD) with a pharmaceutical background and heads the Department of Public Health at Soroti University, Soroti, Uganda. She has over 15 years’ experience in public health r...

ANTHONY MVEYANGE

Research and Learning Director


Anthony Mveyange is a Tanzanian development economist whose research and policy foci include poverty and inequality, education and health, natural resources, international trade and trade policy, ec...

SAMUEL OJI OTI

Senior Program Specialist (Network Secretary-General)


Samuel Oti is a Senior Program Specialist with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). He is responsible for leading, developing and implementing IDRC’s food, environment and health pr...

JENNIFER NYAKINYA

Network Program Manager


Ms. Jennifer Nyakinya is an International Development Professional with over 10 years of experience leading and managing delivery of projects in the public and social sector for a regional port...

ALEBEL BAYRAU

Senior Research Fellow (Ethiopia Coordinator)


Dr. Alebel Bayrau Weldesilassie is a Senior Research Fellow at the Policy Studies Institute (formers Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI). He is currently coordinating the Poverty and Socia...

FITSUM MULUGETA

Africa Early Years Fellow (Ethiopia Deputy Coordinator)


Fitsum has 10+ years of experience working in development across the private sector, academia, policy think-tanks, non-profits and multilateral organizations. Prior to his current position of Africa E...

CHRISTINE SIMIYU

Senior Lecturer (Kenya Coordinator)


Christine is an Economist (PhD) with Statistics background. She is currently a senior lecturer and head of Economics Department at KCA University, Nairobi, Kenya. She has vast experience in economic r...

SAMUEL MUHULA

Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Manager (Kenya Deputy Coordinator)


Samuel Muhula is the Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Manager at Amref Health Africa in Kenya and 2018 spring semester visiting research fellow at the University of California Berkeley, under the E...

JEANINE CONDO

Director General (Rwanda Coordinator)


Jeanine U. Condo, MD, MSc , PhD, joined Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC) since February 2016 up to date where she serves as the Director General.RBC is the implementation institution of the Ministry of ...