Director, Strategic Partnerships and Research, Food and Water Systems
Dr. Maureen Miruka is a Gender and Agriculture Specialist and Director of Strategic Partnerships & Research at CARE USA, based in Nairobi Kenya. She has held various roles within CARE as Country Director at CARE International in Kenya; Director of Gender, Youth and Livelihoods; Director of Agriculture and Market Systems; Team Leader of the flagship Women in Agriculture Program-Pathways. Before joining CARE, she was Principal Research Scientist (Socio-Economics and Gender) at the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization. Her research and development focus are on gender equality & women’s voice in agriculture-based livelihoods and food systems. Maureen has a PhD in Development Studies from University of Greenwich, London UK and she is the lead author several peer reviewed journal articles, papers, book chapters, and blogs on women’s empowerment in agriculture and food systems, it’s measurement and social norms. In 2018 Maureen received the African Woman Award by the International Development Research Center- in recognition of leaders and change makers in the area of women’s empowerment and transformation of gender relations in Africa.
Food System Transformation: Opportunities (Part 2)