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Nankya, Rose

Program Specialist, Genetic Diversity, Productivity and Resilience

Rose Nankya, a conservation biologist, works with Bioversity International as a Program Specialist for Genetic Diversity, Productivity and Resilience. With eighteen years’ experience working in multi-stakeholder processes involving NGOs, community based organizations, government institutions and donors in sustainable natural resources management, Rose spearheads projects focusing on using crop biodiversity in ecosystems production and resilience in East Africa.

Before joining Bioversity International, she worked with the Environment Conservation Trust of Uganda; Uganda Wildlife Authority and the Forestry Department of Uganda. Rose is a Fellow of the African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD).




MSc Environment Science of Makerere University, Kampala

BSc in Forestry of Makerere University, Kampala

Publication highlights:

Mulumba, W., Nankya, R., Adokorach, J. , Kiwuka, C., Fadda, C., De Santis, P., Jarvis, D.I., 2012. A risk-minimizing argument for traditional crop varietal diversity use to reduce pest and disease damage in agricultural ecosystem of Uganda. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment.