The World Food Prize Foundation

2015 Borlaug Dialogue Speakers

Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg

Director, African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD)

Dr. Kamau-Rutenberg served as an assistant professor of Politics at the University of San Francisco and a lecturer in International Relations at Hekima College, a constituent college of the Catholic University of East Africa. She also founded and served as Executive Director of Akili Dada, an award-winning leadership incubator that invests in high-achieving young women from under-resourced families, who are passionate about driving social change. She has received widespread recognition for her work investing in women, including being honored as a U.S. White House Champion of Change, named one of the 100 Most Influential Africans by New African magazine, recognized as a Ford Foundation Champion of Democracy, and named one of Kenya’s Top 40 Women Under Age 40. Dr. Kamau-Rutenberg earned a PhD and a Master's degree in Political Science from the University of Minnesota, and a BA in Politics from Whitman College, Washington State.

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