Janet is an Agri-finance Fellow and a socio-economist with over 15 years of experience in transformative and innovative change in the food sector.
She has been instrumental in developing revolutionary innovations that foster food systems change in the development sector, including the Regional Market Information System and the Climate Change for Grains (CI4G) systems. Janet is the Regional Programmes Coordinator at the Eastern Africa Grain Council, with focus on leading sustainable impact on livelihoods, food security and support to economic growth. She drives change in 10 countries in the wider Eastern Africa region — Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Malawi, Zambia, South Sudan, Ethiopia, DR Congo and Burundi. Janet has worked in managerial positions in food security and livelihoods management for 10 years. She has a keen interest in working in emerging innovations and strategies to support the development agenda for refugees in the region. An all-round professional, Janet holds an MA in Sociology from the University of Nairobi and a BA in Community Development from Daystar University.