Dr. Felister Makini
Deputy Director, General Crops; KALRO
Dr. Felister Makini is the Deputy Director General, Crops in the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation (KALRO). She is responsible for crops research that includes technology development and transfer, establishment and strengthening of strategic partnerships along the research development to utilization continuum and along the agricultural product value chains (APVC), an approach adopted by KALRO. Previously she worked as the Deputy Director Outreach and Partnerships in KARI and has won several awards and commendations both in management as having the best managed centre during her tenure as Centre Director, KARI and scientist. In addition, she received a Presidential Award, the Order of the Grand Warrior (OGW) for her achievements and contribution to society. Together with other scientists, she has won several grants, presented and published a number of books and several papers. She has been and is a member of various local and international boards/committees and a university council.