Samuel Angwenyi – Project Assistant, Deployment

Samuel Angwenyi holds an MSc. degree in Molecular Biology from Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania and a BSc. degree in Biotechnology from Kenyatta University. He undertook part of his MSc research training on Recombinant DNA technology at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) in Johannesburg, South Africa as well as field research studies in Mwanza, Tanzania.  Before joining AATF, Samuel was an Assistant Programme Coordinator at Farm Input Promotions (FIPS) – Africa mandated to support programme planning through provision of analysed field data, support implementation of project plans and ensure achievement of project milestones as well as support mobilisation of complementary funds, among other tasks. Prior to that he was a Research Assistant at BecA-ILRI Hub within the Capacity and Action for Aflatoxin Reduction in East Africa (CAAREA) project. Samuel served as an intern at AATF within the then Seed Systems Unit where he conducted a study review titled ‘Mapping the Development and Delivery Pathways for Transgenic Crop Varieties; the case of Maruca Resistant (MR) Cowpea’ and at NACOSTI’s Biological Sciences Department where he was part of the BioAWARE-Kenya secretariat assisting in organising programmes aimed at improving public understanding and awareness of agricultural biotechnology. At AATF Samuel is charged with providing technical and administrative assistance including managing the Deployment Unit’s schedule to ensure timely task completion, assist in monitoring product deployment field work, facilitate documentation and analysis of deployment data, and preparation of technical reports and publications among other duties.  Samuel is Kenyan.

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