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Dr. Richard Edema

Director, MaRCCI
I oversee the implementation of the MaRCCI’s Strategy to accomplish her mission as a contribution to the broader University goals and objectives.

Experience & Activities

I have 15 years of experience in academia – all of which have been at Makerere University. At Makerere University, I have taught various undergraduate and graduate courses; supervised over 50 graduate students to date. I have co-authored over eighty research articles (the majority of which are in major international peer-reviewed journals). I have also been a Principal Investigator on numerous research and training grants totaling USD 11,350,000 million to date. I have led the development of Makerere University’s award-winning Regional MSc program in plant breeding and seed systems that has been popular with various funding agencies. This program has trained over 150 mid-career scientists across the African continent & has since developed into a model for regional capacity building in East Africa. This program has now upgraded into an African Centers of Excellence (ACE II project; one of 46 Centers created in selected Universities in Africa) with funding from the Government of Uganda through the World Bank. I have been recognized for my role as a mentor in the African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) program; a program that has supported young women’s early career development in agricultural