• Margaret Karembu
    Margaret Karembu Director

    BIO

    Dr. Margaret Karembu is the Director of ISAAA AfriCenter. She also serves as the chair of the Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB) Programming Committee, Kenya Chapter. Dr. Karembu holds a PhD in Environmental Science Education and a Master’s Degree in Education from Kenyatta University. Prior to joining ISAAA, Dr. Karembu was a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Environmental Studies, Kenyatta University from 1992–2003.

    She has extensively published and has authored and co-authored various books, papers and policy briefs. Some highlights from her repertoire of publications include: Developing a Biosafety Laws – Lessons from the Kenyan Experience (2009); Biotech Crops in Africa: The Final Frontier (2009); The Adventures of Mandy and Fanny in Africa cartoon booklet on Biotechnology (2012); and the OFAB-Kenya book of experience (various series) among others.

  • Faith Nguthi
    Faith Nguthi Senior Programs Officer

    BIO

    Dr. Faith Nguthi joined ISAAA in 2009 as a Senior Programs Officer. She assists the AfriCenter’s Director in managing and implementing ISAAA’s mandate within the continent. Specifically, this includes coordinating implementation of ISAAA-facilitated projects in Africa, including needs assessment, capacity building of biotech stakeholders in communications, knowledge-sharing, initiating institutional linkages and strategic partnerships, resource mobilization as well as staff recruitment. Dr. Nguthi has a PhD in Social Science from Wageningen University in the Netherlands. She also holds an MSc in Horticulture and a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture from the University of Nairobi.

    Prior to joining ISAAA, she worked as a Senior Research Scientist with the KARLO, Thika, from 1987-2008. She was also the Deputy Center Director from 1996-2003. Dr. Nguthi has published widely and is the author of the book  Adoption of agricultural innovations by smallholder farmers in the context of HIV/AIDS: The case of tissue-cultured banana in Kenya (2008); Biotech Crops in Africa: The Final Frontier (2009); The Adventures of Mandy and Fanny in Africa cartoon booklet on Biotechnology (2012); and the OFAB-Kenya book of experience (2009 – 2013 series).

  • Anne Mukuna
    Anne Mukuna Administrative Assistant

    BIO

    Anne Mukuna is the Administrative Assistant at ISAAA AfriCenter. She holds a Diploma in Business Administration and Management from Kenya Institute of Management. She is principally responsible for managing the diary of the AfriCenter Director. Anne also oversees general office management, management of transport services, and events organization among other administrative duties.

  • Anthony Nderitu
    Anthony Nderitu Accountant

    BIO

    Anthony Nderitu is in charge of Finance and Administration at ISAAA AfriCenter. He is a trained and certified public accountant with vast experience in international financial reporting and forensic audit. He is a graduate from Kenya College of Accountancy.

  • Bibiana Iraki
    Bibiana Iraki Programs Officer

    BIO

    Bibiana Iraki joined ISAAA AfriCenter in 2015 as a Programs Officer. She holds a BSc in Biotechnology from Cardiff University, and an MA in Journalism from University of Wales, Glamorgan. Bibiana handles various communications related duties at the AfriCenter.

    Prior to joining ISAAA, she worked as a Communications Officer at the African Population and Health Research Center, prior to which she served as a Communications and Public Relations Officer at the African Biotechnology and Stakeholders Forum.

    Bibiana is passionate about science communication which she believes is key in transforming Africa’s wealth of research knowledge into tangible solutions for development.

  • Doris Wangari
    Doris Wangari PBS Kenya Coordinator

    BIO

    Doris Wangari works as the Program for Biosafety Systems, Country Coordinator. She holds a Master’s degree in Biotechnology and a Bachelor’s degree, in Medical Microbiology, both from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. Doris previously worked as a Biosafety Officer at the National Biosafety Authority (NBA) in Nairobi and Mombasa for two years. She has a great passion for biotechnology research, which she believes is a key asset for Africa in the new millennium in addressing food insecurity, diseases, environmental pollution and poverty.

  • Ezekiel Ng’ang’a
    Ezekiel Ng’ang’a Video Production Consultant

    BIO

    Ezekiel Ng’ang’a joined ISAAA AfriCenter in February 2106 as a Video Production Consultant. He is a Media Professional with over 5 years experience working with both local and international media.

    Before joining the AfriCenter, he previously worked as a Television Producer at Family TV (Media) Kenya prior to which he served as the Chief Operation’s Manager at Youth TV Kenya, a vertical growth from the position of a Production and Content Acquisition Manager for the same TV station. He is a Mass Communication graduate from Multimedia University of Kenya.