Dr. Alice Mutiti Mweetwa ( Zambian) is the Deputy Executive Secretary - Programme Development and Implementation, she joined RUFORUM from University of Zambia where she worked as the Deputy Director for Research and Post Graduate Studies of the University of Zambia (UNZA), a position she held since 2017 and was the immediate past Deputy Dean for Post Graduate Programmes of the School of Agricultural Sciences. She served on several University boards and committees for quality assurance, policy formulation, income generation, Senate, journals publication, among others. Dr Mweetwa is a Senior Lecturer of soil microbiology and general soil fertility in the Department of Soil Science. She has a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Sciences (Crop Science Major) from UNZA, a master’s degree in Agronomy also from UNZA, a master’s degree in Environmental Science from Miami of Ohio, and a Doctoral degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Since joining the University of Zambia in 2010, she has mentored a total of 38 undergraduate and post graduate students with whom she has published in several international peer-reviewed journals. She is an awardee of the 2017 Young African Researcher, 2016 National Science and Technology Merit Award and the Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program 2012. Dr Mweetwa is currently involved with several funded projects.
Dr. Mweetwa joins staff at the Secretariat from diverse countries of Ghana, Sudan, Zimbabwe, Benin, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia and Uganda.