Meet our team

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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...


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...


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...


Program Manager

Ms. Jennifer Nyakinya is a development researcher and evidence-to-policy champion with more than 10 years of progressive experience in developing and managing donor-funded projects that lead to so...

Christina Fille

Lecturer (Network Treasurer)

Christina Fille is a lecturer and an economist at the Institute of Social Work in Dar es salaam, Tanzania. Christina's  research interests are in development economics, labour economics, trade ...