GS16 Speakers

Brenda Boonabaana


Lecturer, Makerere University, Uganda

Brenda Boonabaana has over 10 years of experience working as a Lecturer and researcher at Makerere University. She holds a PhD in Gender and Tourism from the University of Otago (New Zealand) and a Masters of Arts in Land use and Regional Development of Makerere University. She is also an Associate Coordinator and Trainer for the Gender Responsive Researchers Equipped for Agricultural Transformation (GREAT) project, a 5 year Makerere/Cornell Universitiy project training agricultural scientists in sub-Saharan Africa to be gender responsive in their research activities. Brenda is a Fellow of the African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) under the GAAP2 project that has rolled out tools for measuring women’s empowerment in agriculture (WEAI/A-WEAI/Pro-WEAI). She is an alumnus of the Beahrs Environmental Leadership Programme, University of California, Berkeley, having attended a short training course in 2016. Brenda cares about good environmental quality, women and girls’ empowerment, food secure and poverty free communities. She enjoys traveling, and likes multi-cultural interaction.