African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD)
Dr. Susan Kaaria is the Director of the African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) program hosted by CIFOR-ICRAF. She has more than 20 years of experience in international development, working with a range of organizations on gender equality and women empowerment. Prior to taking up the position of Director, AWARD, Dr. Kaaria served as the Team Leader for Gender at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), where she provided strategic leadership to the Organization’s technical work on gender, which aimed to support governments and other stakeholders to integrate gender in agricultural policies, programs and strategies. She has previously worked as Program Officer at the Ford Foundation, Office for Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. Dr. Kaaria holds a PhD in Natural Resource Economics from the University of Minnesota, a Master’s Degree in Agricultural Economics from Iowa State University, the USA, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture from the University of Eastern Africa in Kenya."