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Welcome to the New ReSAKSS-Africa Wide Coordinator, Godfrey Bahiigwa

September 5, 2012

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Godfrey Bahiigwa is joining IFPRI-WCAO as the new ReSAKSS Africa-wide Coordinator, starting September 4, 2012. Prior to his appointment, Godfrey worked with the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) in Uganda for five years as the Director of the Plan for Modernization of Agriculture (PMA) Secretariat, where he led a team that provided technical and policy analysis that guides policy and strategy formulation for agriculture in Uganda. He was also the CAADP focal person for Uganda for three years. Prior to joining the government of Uganda, he worked with International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Nairobi as the first regional coordinator of ReSAKSS-ECA. Before that, he worked as a Senior Research Fellow at the Economic Policy Research Center (EPRC) in Uganda for eight years.

Godfrey holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics from the University of Missouri-Columbia, a Master’s Degree in Applied Economics from the University of Minnesota in the United States, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture from Makerere University in Uganda. He has written papers and published in international journals and book chapters on agricultural policy, rural poverty, food security, rural taxation and general agricultural development. His current interests are in seeking and sharing knowledge and practical solutions to increase agricultural productivity and sustainable market access for African farmers.

Godfrey will be assisting the ReSAKSS Africa-wide team with coordinating the regional nodes and establishing and strengthening country SAKSS nodes. He’ll be based at the IFPRI-Kampala Office for the rest of the year and will be moving to IFPRI-Addis Ababa Office starting January 1, 2013. Sam Benin, the out-going coordinator, will continue to work with the ReSAKSS team focusing on CAADP M&E feature topic research and knowledge management.

Please join in welcoming Godfrey to our team!

8 Comments leave one →
  1. terry permalink
    September 19, 2012 1:23 am

    Congratulations Godfrey.
    terry – ILRI

  2. nuwagira gasparotti permalink
    September 19, 2012 3:30 am

    So happy for this news, good luck Dr, Bahigwa, keep mentoring us as always

  3. September 19, 2012 10:59 am

    Thanks to be God for that achievements let spirits of good agronomic practices led you

  4. Dr Sunday Uhiene permalink
    September 21, 2012 10:48 am

    Congratulations !!!
    Dr Godfrey Bahiigwa, it is so beautiful to see you assume responsibility to continue the work. I am delighted that the best brains are attracted to work for Africa at the highest level as we witness global civilization emerging again in our land.
    I pray that God gives you the Grace to play your role as we open up the enormous opportunities for Africans and the rest of the global community. We should strive to ensure panel data platforms at all levels especially the grassroots so that the “bottom-up approach” will provide accurate evidence for decisions/policies to move this continent to great heights.
    We will continue to support you in your new assignment.

  5. Mafa E. Chipeta permalink
    September 26, 2012 1:25 pm

    A perfect appointment with exposure in depth at country level but also internationally. In joining the research community, Godfrey has the advantage of having enjoyed “deep immersion” engagement in development. Welcome. Mafa

  6. October 3, 2012 2:11 am

    Godfrey, Congratulations from PMA Secretariat. I wish you success in the new placement and look forward to working with you in the new assignment.

  7. Godfrey Bahiigwa permalink
    October 3, 2012 3:50 pm

    Many thanks to all of you for the heart warming congratulatory messages. I am happy to rejoin ReSAKSS and hopefully will be privileged to work with you in your respective capacities. Godfrey.

  8. getu, PMA permalink
    January 23, 2013 4:11 am

    Dr Bahiigwa, congs for this appointment and moving to Addis

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