Laureene is a graduate of Lancaster University 6* Management School (UK), with a BA (Hons.) in Organizations, Work and Technology (OWT) and Master’s degree in Human Resources and Knowledge Management. With more than 5years work experience, she has lived and worked in Africa, Europe and the Middle East.
Her areas of expertise include; Agricultural markets and value chain analysis; Agricultural and rural development programs/projects monitoring/ impact evaluation; Management of Knowledge and Innovation; Management of innovation in organizations and cooperatives; Organizational knowledge creation; Capacity of agro ecology to improve labour conditions and sustainable livelihoods; Gender Inclusive practices in value chain innovation platforms.
Laureene is the founder of Farm Connect, a collective effort of urban farmers to grow and sell together through a subscription based CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). Individuals can sign up for weekly and montly deliveries of fresh fruits and vegetables sourced from urban gardens and other smallholder farmers within a 45km radius of Kampala City. Currently working with 50 farmers growing fresh vegetables, herbs, pineapples, pawpaws, bananas,) and african indigenous vegetables. We envision this number growing to 200 by the end of the year through the “”community horticulture initiative”” and “”Gardens for Schools”” scheme where we are setting up green houses in communities and gardens in schools to meet the demand from urban vendors and build communities’ nutrition capacities.