"I hope to be mentored in the field of policy analysis and research, particularly in disseminating research output to all policy stakeholders and decision makers in order to guide evidence based policy making for the youth in Uganda."-- Loga Dorcas Okello
AREA OF EXPERTISE:
Youth and Agriculture
Dorcas is currently a PhD fellow of Agricultural and Rural Innovations of Makerere University. Her research interests lie in innovations among the youth in agriculture. She graduated with a Masters in Agricultural Extension Education of Makerere University in 2013, where she researched on the ‘Effects of short-term hunger on schooling among Universal Primary schools in Kamuli and Soroti Districts of Uganda. She graduated with a bachelor in Agribusiness Management of Makerere University in 2010, where she researched on post harvest losses within the maize value chain.
She is currently managing the “Sharing Capacity to Build Capacity for Quality Graduate Training in Agriculture in African Universities (SHARE)” project. She has also participated in the implementation of the ACP-EU EDULINK project “Strengthening Agricultural and Rural Innovation Studies: A Regional PhD program in Agricultural and Rural Innovation Studies (ARIS I) in eastern, Central and Southern Africa, and “Strengthening Human Resource Capacity to Foster Agricultural and Rural Innovation in Eastern Africa (EDULINK II Project)”.