Jonan Twinamatsiko


  Jonan is a biotechnologist, science writer, youth leader and Founder of the Youth for Science and Development- East Africa. He is a 2018 Cornell University Alliance for Science Global Leadership Fellow. He is the Science Policy and Communications Officer at the Science Foundation for Livelihoods and Development (SCIFODE). He is an entrepreneur and Head of Communication and Partnerships at m- Omulimisa Ag-Tech Company Limited. He has championed science and technology advancement for food security and environmental sustainability, locally, and at a global scale. He contributed to the formulation of the East African Community Science, Technology and Innovations Policy where he advocated for youth prioritization in science policy. He has been a panel discussant at a World Bank Forum held at the headquarters in Washington Dc on the topic; Ensuring Access to Agricultural Innovation in Africa: African Perspectives. He has severally addressed policy makers and key stakeholders like Members of Parliament on the Biotechnology and Bio-safety topic and presented at national and international conferences.

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Fellowship Experience

I am happy that I met incredible personalities who have ambition and have a very bright future. I look forward to all the journeys we will live and move together going forward.

It has been a journey of learning, experiencing integral moments, and living as family.