• Margaret Karembu
    Margaret Karembu Director

    BIO

    Dr. Margaret Karembu (MBS) is the Director of ISAAA-AfriCenter (International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications – Africa region and pioneering chair, Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa (OFAB – Kenya chapter). She is a senior level environmental science management specialist with extensive experience in technology transfer, environmental impact audits and modern biotechnology applications on small-scale agriculture. A science educator and communication trainer, Margaret has actively been involved in strengthening capacity for science communications and policy outreach for informed choices on modern biosciences in Africa. She has significantly contributed to the biotechnology discourse through presentations in many international fora and working papers on modern biotechnology, including the Convention on Biological Diversity Biosafety COP-MOP negotiations (2010-2018).

    She is also the principal convener of the Africa Biennial Biosciences Communication symposium (ABBCsymposium), Editor in chief of DrumBeat, a monthly e-newsletter on Africa Bioscience Trends and founding chair of the African Women for Biosciences and Africa Association for the Advancement of Synthetic Biology (AAASynBio). These platforms provide stakeholders an opportunity to share experiences on modern biosciences and policy implications of emerging bioscience trends. She is very passionate about science and a strong believer in the power of innovations for transforming African agriculture into efficient and competitive enterprise for women and small-holder families. In 2020, Margaret’s efforts were recognized with a conferment by Kenyan President with a State Honour – Moran of the Order of the Burning Spear (MBS). She previously served as Council chair and vice-chair of the Cooperative University of Kenya and Meru University of Science and Technology respectively. Margaret holds a PhD degree in Environmental Science Education from Kenyatta University, where she taught for more than 10 years prior to joining ISAAA.

  • 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 an MA in Journalism from University of Wales, Glamorgan, and a BSc in Biotechnology from Cardiff University. 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. She also holds a Masters in Business Administration (Strategic management option). As an avid biotechnologist and business strategist she has extensive experience in implementing scientific evidence based functional biosafety systems to support institutional regulations and guidelines in Kenya and across the region. She has great expertise working with diverse stakeholder groups ensuring consistent communication and quick, effective resolution to issues and concerns around Biotechnology and Biosafety.

  • 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.

  • Godfrey Mutero Ngure
    Godfrey Mutero Ngure Program Officer/OFAB-Kenya Liasion Officer

    BIO

    Godfrey Ngure Mutero joined ISAAA AfriCenter in 2018 as a Program Officer/OFAB-Kenya Liaison Officer. He holds a Masters degree in Biotechnology from Kenyatta University and is a member of the Global Crop Engineering Consortium (CEC), the Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN) and the TeachSDGs Global Goals ambassadors.

    Part of his role at the AfriCenter includes implementing ISAAA-facilitated partnership projects, organizing and coordinating OFAB-Kenya’s outreach activities in sensitization of stakeholders on agricultural biotechnology, and development and sharing knowledge products on agricultural biotechnology.

    Ngure is passionate about nature and everything that comes with it. Particularly, he loves studying plants and their roles in maintaining a healthy ecosystem. He enjoys gardening and exploring new places and cultures.