Professor Eucharia Kenya

Professor Eucharia Kenya is a Professor of Biotechnology with expansive international experience and expertise on Biotechnology, Biosafety and Biosecurity. She currently serves as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Planning, Administration and Finance) at the University of Embu in Kenya. She holds a PhD in Applied Entomology from icipe in Nairobi and an Advanced Master’s degree in Business Administration (Entrepreneurship) from the Swiss Management Institute.

She is a founder member of the Open Forum for Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa and was part of the national team that developed the Biotechnology Strategy paper and Biotechnology National Policy paper for Kenya.  She served in the first Board of the National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation Kenya. She is a founder member of the African Women in Science and Engineering.

She is a member of the Kenya National Academy of Sciences. She is the founding Chairman of the Transformative Women in Leadership Network (TWILN), a non-for-profit organization registered in Kenya whose focus is the upliftment of communities in Kenya. TWILN provides a platform through which she has mentored students at level of the education system, particularly in expanding the opportunities in STEM as a career path.  She is very passionate about role-modelling and mentorship as a powerful means of growing careers of women, acting as an advocate and standing in the gap on these issues.

She is currently the President of the Rotary Club of Embu and a Paul Harris Fellow, the highest honour granted to Rotarians all over the world. Rotary affords her an increased opportunity to expand outreach and service to communities.

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