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.