Policy Advisor, Policy & Advocacy
Nancy Phoebe has a background in Agriculture Extension, ecological agriculture, and climate change, with a focus on the intersection of agriculture, nature, and society working to influence knowledge and policy processes. Nancy serves as a long-term advisor and liaison person to Biovision in East Africa. As an advisor, Nancy acts as a think tank on supporting Biovisions' work in facilitating the transition towards a sustainable agriculture pathway that is climate responsive and ecologically friendly. On country level liaison, Nancy works at regional, national, and sub-national levels to facilitate state and non-state actors’ stakeholder engagements, scoping of partnerships, and resource management (both human and finance).
Nancy holds a Masters in Agriculture focusing on Ecological Agriculture and is undertaking a PHD in Climate Change Adaptation. Nancy has worked on diverse projects on climate smart agriculture, sustainable landscape management, food security, and natural resource management in East and Central Africa.
In her role as an advisor to Biovision, Nancy supported the CCGA programme whose lessons led to the set-up of 2 platforms, one on Agroecology and one on Climate Smart Agriculture, now actively working to facilitate integration of Agroecology and climate change response in agriculture at the national and sub-national level. Nancy has supported a number of policy and knowledge integration research projects on climate change and agroecology in Kenya at the national and sub-national levels. Her role in supporting partnerships has yielded both academic, government, and CSO partnerships now connected to Biovision's goal of integrating agroecology in policy and knowledge processes.