Dr. Enock Warinda

Executive Director of ASARECA

Dr. Enock Warinda is the Executive Director of the Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA). His responsibilities include providing strategic direction, institutional leadership, operational, programmatic and human resource management; governance enhancement; financial, risk and compliance management; and enhancing stakeholder engagement and external relations. He has over 24 years of multi-disciplinary work experience in leadership, management, technical agricultural research for development, impact evaluation, strategic management, stakeholder engagements and public relations. He has spent over 18 years of his career in senior position as leader, manager and coordinator of assorted research for development programs. He is widely published in agricultural and evaluation disciplines, and has contributed to knowledge through peer-review journals, conference proceedings, and special publications.

Dr. Warinda has devoted his career and built his passion towards driving agricultural action research, strategic leadership, program management, development evaluation, and knowledge management. His passion is on ensuring high performance standards, teamwork, networking, multi-stakeholder partnerships, and fiduciary management. As a senior manager, researcher, strategic leader, and agricultural economist, Dr. Warinda previously served in ASARECA as the Interim Executive Director as well as the Deputy Executive Director and Head of Programs; in FARA as Lead Specialist (MEL); in FANRPAN as Work Package Manager; in African Wildlife Foundation as Senior Programs Manager; and in Forum for African Women Educationalists as Senior Programs Coordinator. He holds a PhD in agricultural economics, Master of Arts in monitoring and evaluation, Master of Philosophy in forestry economics and management, and BSc in forestry.