Jemimah Njuki oversees IFPRI’s programs including Gender Equality in Food Systems in the Africa region. In 2020, Dr Njuki was named Custodian for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment for the UN Food Systems Summit 2021. She has worked for over 20 years in gender equality and women’s empowerment in Africa and Asia amongst others at Canada’s International Development Research Centre, CARE USA, and the International Livestock Research Institute. She is the Convener of the East and Southern Africa Gender and Livelihoods Network, and the founding Editor of the Journal of Gender, Agriculture and Food Security. Jemimah holds a PhD in Development Studies with a specialization in gender and agriculture systems.