Maureen Miruka, CARE International
Maureen Miruka is Country Director at CARE International in Kenya. She previously has held various roles within the Food and Water Systems Department at CARE USA as follows: Director of Gender, Youth and Livelihoods; Director of Agriculture and Market Systems; Team Leader of the flagship Women in Agriculture Program-Pathways; and as Principal Research Scientist at the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization. Her research and development focus is on gender equality & women’s voice in agriculture-based livelihoods. Maureen received the African Woman Award in 2018 from the International Development Research Center- in recognition of leaders and change-makers in the area of women’s empowerment and transformation of gender relations in Africa. She holds a PhD in Development Studies from the University of Greenwich, London UK.