Dr. Simplice Nouala is Head of Agriculture and Food Security at the African Union Commission with excellent professional training and seasoned expertise and experience of over 35 years in agriculture and food security policies, progams development and implementation; He has a solid knowledge and understanding of Agricultural development issues on the continent. He is in charge of the formulation and implementation of AU policies strategies and programs that promote sustainable agriculture growth and transformation on the continent....

Dr Wambo Yamdjeu is an international Agricultural Economist and rural development specialist with over 20 years of experience. He now works more on various aspects of state capabilities development, strategic policy reform, facilitation of private sector engagement in agriculture, program design and implementation, as well as knowledge management, monitoring and evaluation, multi-stakeholder engagement platform facilitation, and tailored coaching. Prior to joining NEPAD in September 2013 for the second time, since leaving in 2007, he served on a 21-month assignment with the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development as their Task Leader (Advisor) on CAADP and ARD in Africa. This spell bas been an eye opener that made him familiar with the political economy the of aid/development effectiveness agenda and discourse. As a...

Mr. Wondwosen Tefera is a Senior Associate Scientist at AKADEMIYA2063. He holds BA degree in Economics and MSc in economic policy analysis from the Addis Ababa University. For the last eight and a half years, he has been working as a research officer at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Africa Division based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He has concrete experience in various research works and program M&E. He is engaged in collecting, verifying, tracking and reporting 30+ CAADP indicators based on the CAADP result framework and annually publish on the Annual Trend and Outlook Report (ATOR). Prior to joining IFPRI, he took part on several consultancy jobs for various domestic and international organizations. Furthermore, he has worked on several surveys, as...

Ms. Julia Collins is a Senior Associate Scientist with AKADEMIYA2063, based in Washington, DC. She supports a variety of ReSAKSS projects and AKADEMIYA2063 publications. She previously worked at IFPRI as a Senior Research Analyst, contributing to support for National Agriculture Investment Plans and other ReSAKSS projects. She earned her MS in Agricultural and Applied Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2012 and holds a BA from Knox College in French and International Studies....