Dr. Jeninah Karungi (Tumutegyereize)

Dr. Jeninah Karungi is an Associate Professor in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Makerere University (Uganda). She has a BSc. Agriculture (1997), MSc. Crop Science (1999) and a PhD in Agriculture (Crop Entomology, 2007). She is an alumna of Makerere University, Imperial College of London (former Wye College), and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). Her research experience spans 21 years with particular emphasis on pest management in agro-ecosystems.

She has experience as a Principal Investigator/Coordinator and research team member to 7 and 14 international research projects, respectively. This has been through cooperation with development partners including Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), and Austrian development Cooperation (APPEAR); Volkswagen Foundation, EU (LEAP-Agri), Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (BMELV) and Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE) of Germany and United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Her research outputs include 55 refereed scientific journal articles; R6 refereed Conference Proceedings articles and 2 book chapters.

As an educator, the tally of graduate students under her supervision that have successfully completed is 27 all of which are pursuing vibrant science careers; 10 more are in the process at different levels in their studies. She is an Editor/reviewer of research articles/theses at local, regional and international levels. She is a recipient of the prestigious International Integrated Pest Management Excellence award (2009); Young Affiliate Fellow, Academy of Sciences of the Developing World (TWAS, 2010), and Fellow, Uganda National Academy of Sciences (2014).

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