Tumusiime Rhoda Peace
- Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, African Union, Addis Ababa
Bachelor's in Agricultural Economics; Master's in Economics, Planning and Managing Rural Dev.; diploma in Women and Dev. Formerly: various senior positions in the Government Uganda, incl. Commissioner for Agriculture Planning and Commissioner for Women and Dev. Currently, Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, African Union. Has championed causes such as women empowerment, poverty eradication, agricultural development, strategic planning and partnership building, among others. Portfolio as AU Commissioner covers multiple sectors ranging from crop agriculture, livestock, fisheries, forestry, land, water, environment, climate change, climate services, disaster risk reduction to rural development. Has mobilized and closely worked with other pan-African institutions and development partner agencies in all those areas to secure and provide support to AU Member States. Her efforts have yielded increased responses in the framework of the Comprehensive African Agriculture Programme. Member: High-level Advisory Panel, UNISDR; Advisory Board, Expo 2015; Governing Board, International Fertiliser Development Centre. Chair: African Fertiliser Financing Mechanism; ALive Platform for livestock development in Africa.