Team Category: Board Members

David S. Ameyaw

Dr David S. Ameyaw is the President and CEO of ICED based in Nairobi and team leader. David has over 25 years of experience in leadership and practical experience in Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and learning. He has served as the Head of Strategy, Monitoring and Evaluation at The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) based in Nairobi, Kenya. He has also served as the Senior Director for Monitoring and Evaluation at the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), Washington DC, as well as the Director for Monitoring and Evaluation and Acting Director and Food Security Specialist for the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Headquarters in Silver Springs, Maryland, US. He is a Board Member of the Agriculture Technology Adoption Initiative (ATAI), and a member of the Board of Directors of Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Assets and Market Access that operates in support of the United States Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Food Security.

Julius Muia

Dr. Julius Muia is a Monitoring & Evaluation expert with experience from grassroots project planning, implementation, and oversight to strategic policy advisory. Past and current employers include: the World Bank Group, Millennium Challenge Account (MCA-Mozambique), UNDP, Food for the Hungry (FH) et al. He is knowledgeable of Mozambique’s development context and management for results, embedded in a holistic personal culture of accountability and transparency I carved from my leadership, education, and Christian principles hence my commitment to uplifting the underprivileged and to challenging all sorts of injustice. Dr. Julius Muia is a development worker who is currently working as an associate consultant with the International Centre for Evaluation.

Ann Lartey

Professor Ann Lartey is a Monitoring & Evaluation expert with experience from grassroots project planning, implementation, and oversight to strategic policy advisory. Past and current employers include: the World Bank Group, Millennium Challenge Account (MCA-Mozambique), UNDP, Food for the Hungry (FH) et al.

Samson Machuka

Dr Samson Machuka is currently the serving Director of Monitoring and Evaluation Department (MED) in the Ministry of Devolution and Planning in Kenya. He has been the Director of MED since 2007 following competitive interviews by the Public Service Commission of Kenya. Previous to this, Samson was the Chief Economist in the Human Resources and Social services Department in the then Ministry of State for Planning, National Development and Vision 2030. The Department that Samson heads is charged with the responsibility of coordinating the implementation of the National Integrated Monitoring and Evaluation System (NIMES) in Kenya. Samson sits in various advisory boards, task forces and committees with the express purpose of championing M&E issues and ensures its integration in all aspects of planning, accountability and governance. He is also the focal person/chair of the Kenya Community of Practice on Managing for Development Results (KCoP-MfDR). Under his leadership, Dr. Machuka has encouraged partnership engagements and Knowledge Management in support of managing for development results. Partnerships have been forged with Knowledge Management Africa, Kenya Chapter; Evaluation Society of Kenya (ESK) and the Annual National Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Week platform held every 45th Week of the calendar year since 2013. Samson holds a B.A (Hons) Upper second in Economics from the University of Nairobi in Kenya (1984), an M.A in Economics from the University of Guelph in Canada (1989) and a PhD in Economics from the Open University of Tanzania in Tanzania (2016). Samson has also published two academic papers in two international journals ; the first one is entitled “Determinants of Productivity of Small-Scale Holdings of Arabica Coffee in Kenya: A Case Study of Kiambu County, Kenya published in August 2016 in the international journal of Humanities and Social studies; the second one is the Supply Response And Production Trends of The Arabica Coffee: A case Study of the Small Holdings of Kiambu County Between 2004 and 2014 , Kenya published in September 2016 in the International Research Journal of Economics. Dr Machuka is a board member of ICED.

Jolyne Sanjak

Dr Jolyne Sanjak is currently a Senior Associate on Tetra Tech’s land tenure and property rights team. She is an experienced executive and technical expert dedicated to international development. Her passion is to see a world with secure land rights for women and men. Her areas of expertise include sustainable development, rural and urban land governance, monitoring & evaluation and other areas of international development. She has a Ph.D focused on agricultural economics and international development from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Michael R Carter

Michael R Carter is Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California, Davis and directs the BASIS Assets and Market Access Innovation Lab and the I4 Index Insurance Innovation Initiative. His research examines poverty dynamics and productive social safety nets, the impact of violence on aspirations and hope, small farm uptake of improved technologies, and features a suite of projects that design, pilot and evaluate index insurance contracts as mechanisms to alleviate chronic poverty. Carter is a fellow of NBER, BREAD and the American Agricultural Economics Association and has served on advisory boards for numerous academic journals and international development NGOs.

Felix Ankomah Asante

Prof. Felix Ankomah Asante is a Professor of Agriculture Economics and currently the Director of the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana, Legon where he has been for the past twenty-one years. He has conducted research and also published extensively on critical economic and developmental issues. Dr. Asante has also provided professional services in many capacities locally and internationally, notably, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), USA, the World bank and the UNAIDS and WHO both of the United Nations. For the UNAIDS he has consulted on HIV and AIDS Spending Assessments for the following countries: Mozambique, Eritrea, The Gambia, Malawi, Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Liberia and Ghana.

Howard White

Howard is Campbell’s Chief Executive Officer. He was the founding Executive Director of the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) and before that led the impact evaluation program of the World Bank’s Independent Evaluation Group. He started his career as an academic researcher at the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, and the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex. As an academic he leans toward work with policy relevance, and working in the policy field leans toward academic rigor as a basis for policy and practice. His other interests are running and walking, preferably long distances in remote places, and reading English history.

Namanga Ngongi

Dr. Namanga Ngongi has had broad management experience having served at the national and international levels in public and nongovernmental organizations for more than 50 years. He served in the Agricultural Extension Service of the Cameroon Ministry of Agriculture, Chief of Projects and later as representative of his country to the Rome-based UN Food Agencies. He joined the United Nations World Food Program in 1984 and became its Deputy Executive Director in 1994. He held that position until 2001, when he was appointed Special Representative of the UN Secretary General and Head of the Peacekeeping Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He retired from the United Nations in 2003. He returned to farming in Cameroon but in 2007 was called out of retirement to be the first President of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa. Dr. Ngongi retired from AGRA in 2012. In addition to being the Chair of ICED, Dr. Ngongi is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), the Board of Trustees of the African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) and the Board of the Seed Systems Group (SSG). He is a member of the Program Committee of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC). Dr. Ngongi obtained his MS and PhD in Agronomy from Cornell University and a BS in Crop Production from California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo.