Development socio9logist (Ph.D, Cornell U.) specializing in program evaluation. Expertise is in applied social and gender analysis for rural development, agriculture and natural resource management. Special interest topics are social equality, innovation systems, indigenous knowledge, farmer experimentation, farmer participatory research, rural extension, building farmers' skills for innovation and for market entry, collective action for NRM, gender relations. Experienced in research planning, research management, M&E, program development and resource mobilization, obtained mainly in CGIAR centers. 10 year experience in service as Board of Trustee member.