Dr. Jenipher Bisikwa

Dr. Bisikwa is a Senior Lecturer and an Agronomist/Weed Scientist who has been engaged in research, training, outreach and community-based research activities focusing on the management of crop production constraints using participatory approaches. She has been involved in several research projects in collaboration with partners from other countries including USA and UK, and co-supervised graduate students/published scientific papers in peer reviewed Journals.

As a Team Leader on various research projects, she has been involved in participatory development and dissemination of appropriate agronomic packages under diverse farming systems in Uganda. She has trained both undergraduate and postgraduate students in aspects of Agronomy, Weed Management, and Farming Systems/Cropping Systems using case studies and hands-on approaches.

Dr. Bisikwa has also been recognized as a Distinguished Career Mentor for dedication and commitment to Excellence in Mentoring, African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) under CGIAR Gender & Diversity Program. Mentorship and Gender-responsive approaches have been key areas of her work experience since 2005 under Gender and Diversity Program funded by the Rockefeller Foundation and AWARD Program funded by the Gates Foundation. Through this experience, mentoring both young female and male Agricultural scientists has become her lifelong passion because of its multiplier effect and impact.

Currently, Dr. Bisikwa is one of the Trainers under GREAT (Gender-responsive Researchers Equipped for Agricultural Transformation) Project, implemented by Makerere University, Uganda in partnership with Cornel University in the USA, where Agricultural researchers around the world are equipped with gender-responsive tools that aid Research Design and Implementation along the crop value chain in order to benefit both men and women farmers and other stakeholders.

She has recently trained Agricultural Researchers in Sub-Saharan Africa and South-East Asia in Gender-responsive, climate smart agriculture and resilient Seed Systems.

Bisikwa Jenipher Profile November 2022