Josey Kamanda

Researcher - Innovation Scaling and Agribusiness Acceleration

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Josey supports IWMI’s global innovation scaling and agribusiness acceleration portfolio, with focus is on building climate resilient livelihoods through innovation systems and scaling science, multi-stakeholder partnerships, market systems development, governance research and institutional innovation. Josey has agricultural research and development experience in Asia and Africa putting innovation systems concepts into practice and linking knowledge with action for improved food security, livelihoods and ecosystem health. Before joining IWMI, he worked with Save the Children International as a Technical Advisor, Food Security and Livelihoods. Prior to that he worked with the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT, where he managed the High Iron Bean Compact of the AfDB-funded Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) program. He has worked with several CGIAR centers including Africa Rice and ICRISAT, the Knowledge, Technology and Innovation (KTI) group of Wageningen University and Research (WUR) as well as private companies in the financial and water sectors. He holds a PhD in Agricultural Sciences from the Division of Social and Institutional Change in Agricultural Development at the University of Hohenheim (Germany). He obtained Msc. in Technology Management from the University of Surrey (UK), and Bsc. in Agricultural Engineering (First Class Honors) from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT – Kenya).


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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia