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 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...

Anne Maina

Program Assistant

Ms. Anne Maina is the Program Assistant for NIERA. Prior to joining NIERA, Anne served as the Knowledge Management Associate at the African Venture Philanthropy Alliance - a network of social in...

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 ...