I am a livestock scientist with over two decades of experience in Agricultural Research and Development. Currently and over the last three and a half years I have been heading the Partnerships and Capacity Development unit (PCD) of ASARECA. This unit is responsible for managing ASARECA's strategic partnerships especially with regard to implementation of CAADP. ASARECA's capacity building initiatives for the National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS) of the eleven member countries of ASARECA are also managed under the unit. Previously I was the regional animal production advisor for Africa at Land O'Lakes, an American cooperative organization that runs livestock developement projects in over ten countries in Africa. I had also worked as a livestock scientist at ILRI and the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI).