Celebrating the woman who inspired me (1) – Judith Francis, connecting people, multiplying potential

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Celebrated by Wellington Ekaya, Senior scientist capacity building at the BecA-ILRI Hub

 

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Judith Ann Francis, the Senior Program Coordinator at Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA), The Netherlands (photo credit: CTA)

Judith Ann Francis is the Senior Programme Coordinator, Science and Technology Policy at the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA) in the Netherlands.

Judith is one of those people with the unique ability to bring people together, who when connected, achieve much more than they would on their own. She is great at brokering partnerships, identifying opportunities, and fanning a spark into a blazing fire.

Judith has been instrumental in the building capacity of women and young professionals in agriculture through the Africa-wide women and young professionals in science Competition which rewards the contributions of women and young professionals involved in innovative research; communicating their research results and technological developments; and advocating for policy change as well as influencing policy processes through their research. Judith has been my mentor and I truly appreciate her contribution to preparing me to manage the Africa Biosciences Challenge Fund program which provides fellowships to scientists and graduate students from African national agricultural research organizations and universities mentors them to be leaders in biosciences research-for-development.

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3 thoughts on “Celebrating the woman who inspired me (1) – Judith Francis, connecting people, multiplying potential

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  2. Audrey Smart

    I am extremely proud of Judith and her achievements. Congrats to her and May God bless her and all the women she mentors.

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  3. Sharon Brooks

    Judith Francis has always put her heart and soul into every project she has been involved with. Anyone who knows her in her professional surroundings and in her personal life knowns if Judith is working on a project, she goes in 100%. The world is a better place because of individuals like Judith, who plans on leaving her mark in this world. Judith should not only be celebrated on Women’s Day but every day.
    PS: That’s how the Francis women roll. Just ask Beverly-Anne Carter. Celebrating all the women in my family

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