Margaret Najjingo Mangheni is an Associate Professor of Agricultural Extension and Innovation Studies at Makerere University Uganda. She has served in various administrative/leadership positions at Makerere University, including Department head, Coordinator of the Continuing Agricultural Education Centre, Deputy Dean for Research and Post Graduate Training, and Vice Chairperson, Makerere University Academic Staff Association.
Margaret leads gender integration into the agriculture curriculum at Makerere and the Gender-responsive Researchers Equipped for Agricultural Transformation (GREAT) project which builds capacity for gender responsive plant breeding in Sub Saharan Africa. She is a member of the steering committee of the African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) and a founder Board member of the African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS).
Her areas of expertise and research interest include agricultural extension policy, systems and approaches; Curriculum development, extension and training methods; Gender and agricultural development. She has over 20 years of experience training and supervision of graduate students, supporting gender responsive agricultural development processes in Uganda, Africa and globally in a broad range of areas including initiation of professional networks; development and management of projects; offering consultancy services for design and evaluation of agricultural extension approaches and development projects.
Margaret 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.