Emily Ongus

Masters student in Land and Water Management
Wageningen University & Research

Emily is an agricultural scientist with multidisciplinary and intercultural experience in various agricultural development programs and current master student in Land and Water Management at the WUR. Being at the forefront of various development projects she hold vast experience in small-holder farming systems and a passion for youth’s role in community development, agricultural research and development; small-holder farming systems, landscape restoration, training, and capacity building. Working at the Zeitz Foundation, as project manager and community extension officer he has leveraged markets for climate friendly sustainable development in Laikipia, Kenya. Besides as a mentor for the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women and YPARD Emily has a track record in the advocacy for young professionals, especially women, in agricultural development. Besides she has collaborated with CTA, an International institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU), co-hosting workshops at the WUR.