Margaret Najjingo Mangheni

Associate Professor of agricultural extension
Makerere University, Uganda


Margaret Najjingo Mangheni is an Associate Professor of agricultural extension at Makerere University in Uganda. 

Mangheni has over 30 years of experience in agricultural sector development, training, research, and consultancy. Her work includes supporting gender responsive agricultural development processes in Uganda, Africa and globally; design and delivery of experiential and transformative training programs; higher education curriculum development and delivery; project administration and management; agricultural strategy and policy formulation; research and publications in gender responsive agricultural extension systems and approaches; adoption and scaling of technologies; program evaluation among others. 

Mangheni has served in various leadership positions at Makerere University and beyond. She serves on boards of various organizations including the African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD); the African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS); and the Uganda Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (UFAAS). She is the co-PI of the Gender Responsive Researchers Equipped for Agricultural Transformation (GREAT) project which builds capacity for gender responsive plant breeding and seed systems research in Sub Saharan Africa and South Asia.

Mangheni holds a PhD (Agricultural Extension) from the University of Minnesota (USA), a MSc (Agricultural Education) from The Ohio State University (USA) and a Bsc (Agriculture) from Makerere University (Uganda).