Ed Rege

FOUNDER, C.E.O, & CHAIRMAN

Ed is one of Africa’s foremost practitioners in institutional development; strategic planning, design and implementation; facilitation of complex multi-stakeholder processes, including program development and implementation processes, leadership and management capacity building, and executive coaching and mentoring. He has over 35 years’ experience in agriculture, having worked in different capacities – as university trainer, CGIAR researcher and science leader. Over the last 15 years, Ed has been pursuing his passion in Organizational Development focusing on leadership and management, building on his many years’ experience in managing programs in complex global multi-institutional contexts. He is the founder and CEO of ECI-Africa and Emerge Africa. Ed holds a PhD in Genetics, M.S. in Animal Science, and BSc. in Agriculture. He has also additional training in Organizational Development from various institutions. Prior to founding ECI-Africa, Ed was the Director of the Global Biotechnology Program of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI).

Programs Department

Chagema John Kedera

SENIOR ASSOCIATE EXPERT

Kedera holds a PhD in Plant Pathology (major) and Plant Breeding (minor) with over three decades of experience in agriculture/trade/policy especially in national and international standards (covering plant protection, food safety, biotechnology, plant variety protection and seed certification).  Kedera has held various key positions within the continent and beyond including  heading the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Annual Seed Schemes meetings, and the Food for Agricultural Organization’s (FAO) Commission for Phytosanitary Measures (CPM)  in 2006-2008. He has served as: the Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Advisor to the USAID – East Africa Trade and Investment Hub; Senior Technical Consultant with the USAID-Kenya Agricultural Value Chain Enterprises on horticultural issues; and Strategic Advisor for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) on the development of a Regional Access to Seed Index for Eastern Africa, Seed Counterfeiting, Integrated Seed Systems and, Support to National Seed Trade Associations.  Kedera was also the Deputy Chief of Party of the USAID-Kenya Horticulture Competitiveness Project in charge of policy, standards, value chain coordination, market linkages and market information systems. Prior to this appointment, he served as the founding Managing Director of the Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) from 1997 to 2010. At ECI-Africa, Kedera provides technical expertise mainly in the strategic design, development and implementation of seed research and systems projects.

Vitalis Musewe

ASSOCIATE EXPERT

Vitalis is a biological scientist with wide ranging expertise in program management. He holds a PhD in Animal Physiology and a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM), a M.Sc. in Project Management, and Diploma in Research Program Management. Vitalis has 28 years of work experience as a university lecturer, and a research manager,  and station manager responsible for technical and administrative support to research at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE).  He also headed the human resources unit, the Institution Building Interactive Research and Information (IBIRI) program, and the capacity building program at ICIPE before joining the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) as Registrar (Research  Production and Extension).  Upon retiring from active employment in 2003, Vitalis has been providing consultancy services.  At ECI-Africa, Vitalis provides expertise in the areas of project/program monitoring and evaluation, strategy development and review, capacity assessment, technical writing, and process facilitation, among others.

Hillary Nyang’anga

ASSOCIATE EXPERT

Hillary is a Research Fellow at the University of Nairobi, Department of Agricultural Economics.  He is a specialist in agricultural marketing systems, and Information and Communications Technologies for Development (ICT4D) with extensive experience in agricultural marketing research, project management, designing & development of information and communication systems, agricultural policy formulation and implementation, communication of agricultural policy and research, knowledge management, capacity building, business development and international trade.  He holds a PhD and Master’s degree in Agricultural Information & Communication Management and a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics.  At ECI-Africa, Hillary provides leadership support in the design, development and implementation of various projects and programs.

Sheba Akinyi

PROGRAMS OFFICER

Sheba supports project implementation, communication, project budgeting and reporting. As a Programs and HR Officer she is also responsible for the administration of the day-to-day operations of the human resources functions and other strategic HR functions. She has prior experience in HR administration and training, from Public Image Africa and IBM. She also holds a Bachelors Degree in Social Sciences- Psychology from Moi University and an MBA in Human Resource Management from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa.

Christine Awuor

PROGRAM OFFICER

Christine holds a bachelor degree in Environmental Science from Kenyatta University and is currently pursuing a diploma in project management. She has 3 years’ experience in the development sector, with a focus on community engagement. She has worked for Amref Health Africa, Africa Alive, and in the Agricultural Sector Development Program. She has also interned for Kenya Wildlife Service and Nairobi City County. Christine has interest in research, project implementation, carrying out capacity building initiatives with a goal of contributing in community and organizational development.

Jessica Osanya

PROGRAMS MANAGER

Jessica is an Assistant Program Manager with ECI-Africa. She holds a Master of Science Degree in Agricultural and Applied Economics and a BSc in Agribusiness Management from the University of Nairobi in Kenya. She has three years’ experience in data collection, analysis and report writing. She has previously worked on research in gender matters in agriculture.

Finance Department

Michael Ogambi

SENIOR ACCOUNTANT

Ogambi offers finance and accounting support to projects in the lines of budgeting, reporting and tax compliance. He is a trained accountant registered with Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK), with over 10 years post qualification working experience gathered from both commercial and not-for-profit organizations. He has good knowledge of various finance and accounting responsibilities. His previous exposure and interest in administration matters has come in handy to equip him to support ECI-Africa.

John Muluka

ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT

John provides financial support to the organisation by ensuring payments are made on time and books are accurate and properly maintained. This includes assisting in the audit procedures, payables, statutory compliance and inter-ledger reconciliation, among others. He is a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPA) having trained at KCA University. He previously worked at Gal Baking Limited, a food supply chain as sales accountant. In his work, he promotes integrity, ensures compliance with the law and helps to ensure the organization’s books give a true and fair view of the financial status.

IT Department

Felix Odonde

IT OFFICER

Felix is an open-minded individual with a proven track record in designing websites and creating databases. He has  a thing for an eye (Photography),  strong Graphic Designing skills,  web and program development using Programing languages in various platforms i.e.: PhP, JavaScript, HTML and backend Development in SQL, MySQL  and finally he has capability to Configure  and Troubleshoot Networks in different levels. He has BSc. in Mathematics and Computer Science. He has worked with various organizations both as a consultant and as an employee. He is eager to be challenged in order to grow and improve his communication and professional IT skills gained through previous experiences in the IT sector.

Administration Department

Caroline Orek

OFFICE ASSISTANT

Caroline provides administrative and project support ensuring an efficient work environment. She has pursued a certificate course in Computerize Secretarial at Dynamic college. She is currently pursuing a Diploma in Public Relations at NIBS College in Nairobi.

Claire Achieng

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Claire provides administrative and programs support,working closely with other staff. She is also the PA to the Managing Director. She holds a Diploma in Business Administration from Mombasa Technical Training Institute (MTTI) and is currently pursuing a Diploma in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at the African Institute of Research and Development Studies (AIRADS).

Office Location

Office Hours

Suite 1, Spring Court,
Watermark Business Park,
Ndege Road, Karen,
Nairobi, Kenya.
Tel: +254 (0) 20 2091162
Cell: +254 (0) 717 541222
Email: info@emerge-africa.org
Mon-Fri: 08:00 hrs-17:00 hrs
Weekends and Public Holidays : Closed

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