Priscah Nekesa Otambo
Kenya 2013
Priscah Nekesa Otambo grew up in a farming family in western Kenya. Through the sale of their maize crops, her parents paid her school fees until she completed secondary school. Otambo’s goal was to attend university and become a nurse, but instead she first obtained a two-year secretarial diploma course so that she could work and help pay for her younger siblings’ education.
Agricultural research in most of the world is based on old models that no longer serve well in the 21st century as arable land diminishes, populations increase, and climate is changing,” she says. “We need a dramatically new vision to remake agricultural research in order to address the challenges facing populations.
Field of Research
Public health and social sciences, focusing on community development and health, gender and health, and health systems research.

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