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Pioneer RUFORUM student Prof Patience Mshenga appointed to ASARECA Board

Prof. Patience Mshenga speaking during a panel discussion at the 6th Higher Education Week and RUFORUM Biennial Conference 2018. Image:RUFORUM

Prof. Patience Mshenga, one of the pioneer RUFORUM supported PhD graduates, was on May 2nd, 2019 appointed to serve on the Executive Board of the Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA). ASARECA is an inter-governmental organisation comprised of 12 member countries set up to address the common challenges and opportunities to agricultural research and development through collective action. On the board, Prof. Mshenga will represent higher education institutions in the region.

She joins the 24-year-old regional body, at a time when it has rebranded and now repositioned itself as the regional “go to service provider of choice” for coordination, convening, partnership brokerage, process facilitation, advocacy, and communication products and services of agricultural research for development in the Eastern and Central Africa.

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