Meet Our BOD & Management Staff

InAPS is governed by a dedicated 9-member Board of Directors operating on volunteer basis. InAPS’ Board of Directors offer clear direction and guidance on overall strategy and hence the success in what we do.

James O. Bukenya, Ph.D

Board Chair – INAPS

James O. Bukenya is a respected Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics and Director of the Office of Research Compliance at Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University (AAMU) in the USA. He also serves as Coordinator of International Programs in the College of Agricultural, Life and Natural Sciences at AAMU. He was a Visiting Professor of Economics at Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing China from 2013 through 2015. He received a BS in Agribusiness Management and a Masters in Agribusiness from AAMU and Ph.D. in Natural Resource Economics (2001) from West Virginia University. Professor Bukenya’s research is guided by the realization that natural resource and rural development policies need to be linked if either is to provide a basis for sustainable development. His experience at a Land Grant institution, where he works with small-farmers and socially disadvantaged minority Read More…

Samuel Wachanga, Ph.D

Board Vice Chair, INAPS

Samuel W. Wachanga is an experienced and respected Professor in the Faculty of Education and Community Studies at Egerton University. With over 20 years of experience at Egerton University, Samuel has trained and mentored thousands of students to date. With a Doctorate in Science Education and a Master of Education in Chemistry, backed by a Bachelor of Education in Science Egerton and Kenyatta University respectively, Samuel has held position as the Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Administration and Finance at Egerton University including that of Administration, …. Read More …

Janet Maro, MSc., BSc.,

Board Member, INAPS

Janet Maro is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO – Programme) of Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania (SAT), a Non-Governmental Organization based in Tanzania that is headquartered in Morogoro. For 10 years Janet was able to establish the framework for the organization, register it and make it a renowned and reputable institution in Tanzania and abroad. She leads the SAT team which currently comprises of 54 full time staff (most of which were identified and mentored by herself). SAT operates the first centre for agroecology and sustainable agriculture in Tanzania and has trained more than 6,000 farmers individually and in groups. Janet was born in Old Moshi Village, Kilimanjaro region and has been living in Morogoro for the past 11 years together with her husband and three children.  She is a graduate of Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Read More…

Simon M. Njuguna, MSc., BSc.,

Board Member, INAPS

Simon M. Njuguna has been a Senior Assistant Director in (TVET) at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum development (KICD), charged with the responsibility of developing Curriculum and e-content for the institute’s clientele. He holds a Master’s of Science in Agriculture Education from University of Reading UK, Bachelor of Technical Education from Norfolk University College of Agriculture among other hands on qualification for e-learning. He has also trained in E-Learning technology, as an Expert of E-Learning Technologies certificates awarded by InWent for Capacity Building International (gGmbH), Germany. Simon has experience in Curriculum and curriculum support materials development (Both print and Electronic media) for over 20 years. Currently, he is overseeing the development of Competence Based Curriculum CBD, online econtent, key among them is Elimika, Read More…

Noordin Qureish, MPhil., BSc.,

Board Member, INAPS

Noordin Qureish is a respected expert and knowledge translator in Forestry and a Program Officer at Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa. Having completed a Master of Philosophy in Forestry (Tropical Forestry Soils and Hydrology) and BSc. Forestry both at Moi University, Qureish has over the years gained extensive knowledge and experience in the fields of Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience,  Conservation Agriculture, Trans boundary Ecosystems Management, Community-Based NRM, Agroforestry, Value Chain Approach, Integrated Soil Fertility Management (ISFM) and Food Security. He has managed grants of over $5 Million dollars with funded projects spanning from Farm Productivity, Market Acceleration, Greening Rusinga Island and much more. Read More…

James Nyamu, Ph.D Finance

Board Treasurer, INAPS

Dr. James Nyamu Nyaga is a respected holder of a Doctorate in Finance from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology having acquired an MBA (Finance) from the same University. He has over 18 years working experience in accounting, auditing, financial consulting as well as management of finance and audit firms. For over 8 years, James has lectured at different institutions in the department of accounting and finance. He has substantively offered his expertise in the County Government of Kirinyaga as the County Chief Officer- Department of Education and Public Service in additional to offering value within the same County as Chief Officer- Department of Gender, Culture and Social Services. His work experience has gained him an excellent track record in conducting company audits and book keeping, finance consulting and lecturing.

Within his audit and finance expertise, Dr. Nyamu established KEYNES Consultants 2016; a consultancy Firm in business and tax consultancy operating in Kenya and beyond. He also manages Gichuru M. & Co from 2014-todate; an Audit firm that has lead offices in both Nairobi and Meru with credible records in External Audit and Tax consultancy. He successfully trained polling clerks during the 2010 referendum for IEBC, managed both Maina Waithaka & Associates; an Audit Firm from 2001 to 2012 as an Audit Senior in Meru region and Gatumo & Associates office for two years as the Acting Manager.

Dennis Makau, Ph.D

Board Member, INAPS

Dr. Dennis Makau is an Epidemiologist with recognized analytical skills and knowledge of One-Health. He holds a PhD from Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, a Master of Science in Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics and a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Nairobi. He is also an alumnus of the Integrated Training Program in Infectious Diseases, Food Safety and Public Policy (ITraP), University of Saskatchewan, Canada. He previously served as Director of Programs before transitioning to the International Liaison at Africa Network for Animal Welfare (ANAW). Dr. Makau’s research and publications focus on sustainable livelihoods, promotion of One Health and disease prevention, animal welfare and human – animal interactions. His scholarship and research are available in several prominent journals. Read More..

Betty Kibaara, MSc., BSc.,

Board Member, INAPS

Betty Kibaara is an Associate Director at the Rockefeller Foundation, Africa Region Office. At the Foundation, Betty leads the implementation of the Yieldwise Initiative that with a goal to reduce food loss in Maize (Tanzania), Mangoes (Kenya) and Cassava and Tomato value chains to improve livelihoods of the small holder farmers. She serves as the regional champion for the Foundations initiatives in strengthening food security, agribusiness and the building of resilience to the devastating effects of climate change to enable real, sustainable and equitable economic growth.

Prior to joining the Rockefeller Foundation in 2009, Betty worked as a Research Fellow at the Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development, Egerton University. Read More ….

Emma A. Njru, MA., BSc.,

Board Secretary, INAPS

Emma A. Njiru is the President and Founder CEO INAPS, a Dynamic Lady-Professional famously known for her knack for excellence, an indefatigable spirit and a near-to perfectionist in the field of Agricultural Economics. For over 19 years of work Anne, as many would call her, has extensively advocated for collective action in seeking sustainable solutions to the seemingly never-ending and sometimes recurrent challenges facing small holder farmers and students undergoing attachment programs in Africa, today. Her work is guided by the belief that processes that do not culminate into tangible and measurable results are not worth the society’s time. She is a strong believer that no amount of money or wealth can replace ‘Practice’ and therefore the motto, “Practise is Priceless!” Read More …

Mwenda Mbaka, Msc., BVM.

Director, Student Industrial Attachment

Dr. Mwenda Mbaka is a Veterinarian with diverse skills in leadership, professionalism, entrepreneurship, innovation, teaching, and inter-personal communication. To sharpen his work ethics, he took intellectual tours of some leading institutions in the USA, the UK, Germany, Israel and the UAE, early in his professional career. His excellent work ethics have been recognized through his appointment to chair various committees and institutions, culminating in his nomination as the Chairman of the Kenya veterinary Board; and lately, the President of the Team of Experts to Operationalize the African Union’s Association of African Veterinary Statutory Bodies. Through his career, he has had extensive experiential exposure within and outside Kenya, enriched by interaction with Continental and Global bodies related to governance for quality assurance in agriculture for sustainable development. Indeed, he has variously been appointed to participate in the formulation, validation or review of National Animal Resources Sector Policies for Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, and Eritrea, as well as the formulation of the Animal Welfare Strategy for Africa.

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