Dr. Brenda Boonabaana is a Lecturer and Gender Specialist at Makerere University, Uganda. She holds a PhD in Gender and Tourism Development from the University of Otago, New Zealand (2012), Masters of Arts degree in Land use and Regional Development of Makerere University (2006), and BA Education (Geography major) of Makerere University (2001). With over 10 years’ experience, Brenda’s research expertise is focused on gender, women and girls’ empowerment in agriculture, community-based tourism, environmental conservation and sustainable development. She is a Fellow of the African Women in Agricultural Research and Development [AWARD] (2015-1016), and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Washington DC, under the GAAP2 project (2017-2019). Brenda has Consulted and worked for international agencies such as IFPRI, UNWTO, UNDP, Oxfam. She is an alumnus of the Beahrs Environmental Leadership Programme, University of California, Berkeley (USA), having attended a short professional course in 2016. She is currently a Provost Postdoc Fellow (2021-2023), Department of Geography and the Environment, the University of Texas at Austin, USA and Co-PI: Strengthening Women Smallholders’ Resilience to Agricultural Shocks for Enhanced Income Diversification and Empowerment in Uganda, funded by Feed the Future Innovation lab for Markets, Risk and Resilience, University of California, Davis, USA.
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