Ms. Jacqueline Nyagahima

Jacqueline Nyagahima is a Knowledge Management consultant who joined the Independent Development Evaluation (IDEV) unit of the AfDB in 2016.  She is a results oriented professional with multi-disciplinary specialisms that include communication and knowledge management (CKM), business process analysis and design, strategy development and implementation, formulation and documentation of policies and procedures, training and facilitation.

Prior to joining IDEV, Jacqueline served as the head of communication and public relations at the Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA). She counts among her achievements raising the profile of CKM both at the secretariat and among the member national agricultural research systems.  Subsequently, the ASARECA results framework had a result and indicators for CKM. She also pioneered the integration of CKM plans and budgets in all ASARECA regional research projects. Another achievement she counts is the MSc. program in agricultural information and communication management (AICM) that is now offered in several universities Viz. University of Nairobi & Egerton University, Kenya; Haramaya University, Ethiopia; and Makerere University, Uganda. She was in the core team that developed the program. Then she oversaw the hand-over of the program from ASARECA to the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) for its implementation.

Jacqueline holds an MBA from Heriot-Watt University, UK; an MSc with specialization in Computer Science, from Makerere University, Uganda; and a BSc. with Education also from Makerere University.