Namukolo Covic

Director General's Representative, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Ethiopia

Namukolo Covic (PhD) is a Registered Nutritionist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). She is now Director General’s Representative for ILRI Ethiopia. From 2015 to 2021 she coordinated the CGIAR program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) led by IFPRI. Her work has included promoting the use of research evidence by African Union and Government of Ethiopia efforts that address food systems 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.