Namukolo Covic

Senior Research Coordinator, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)


Namukolo Covic (PhD) is a Registered Nutritionist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). She is a Senior Research Coordinator at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) for the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH). She is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where her work includes promoting the use of evidence by African Union and Ethiopian Government efforts that address food security and nutrition.

With a dual background in agriculture and nutrition, her expertise straddles the interface of policy, dynamics of agriculture and food systems and related interventions and how research could inform the intended impact on nutrition and health outcomes for Low-Middle-Income-Countries (LMICs) with special focus on Africa. She is a capacity strengthening expert with notable strength on bringing together different stakeholder groups on common goals. She is a member of the African Academy of Sciences Steering Committee on Food and Nutrition Security. 

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