Associate Evaluation Fellow for Capacity Strengthening and Professional Development
Dr. Marie Rarieya is an independent senior research and development consultant, who specializes in the agricultural sector development, quantitative and qualitative data analysis approaches, and curriculum review and development processes, with over 25 years’ experience in agriculture and rural development.
Prior to joining consultancy services, Dr. Rarieya has played a key role in shaping Education and Training Program at Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), which was directed at capacity building in the integrated soil fertility management of extension workers, laboratory technicians, and soil scientists, as well as other stakeholders across 13 AGRA focal countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
She has a vast knowledge of sub-Saharan African agriculture backed by international stint while working with the Alliance for a green Revolution in Africa, the United Nations University in Japan, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy-New York, Academic Institutions in Africa, and the National and International Agricultural Research Organizations in Africa, namely, the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and the International Livestock Research Institute, both based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Dr. Rarieya has contributed to the development of a new conceptual framework termed “agrocomplexity”, which is designed to enhance understanding of sustainable development challenges and related complexities. Her work was published in January 2010 in a special issue on land use and environmental sustainability in the Sustainability Science Journal. She has published a number of book chapters and peer review journal articles, including conference proceedings on issue pertaining to Agriculture, climate change, and education and training. She holds a PhD in Science and Technology Studies from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York, U.S.A., Master’s in Computer Based Information Systems, a Post-graduate diploma in curriculum development, and a Bachelor’s in Education (Biological Science).