Dr. Nungari Mwangi

Strategy lead, Agri-SME team

Nungari is currently the Strategy, Partnerships and Special Initiatives lead for the Agri-SME Development and Innovative financing team at the African Development Bank based in Nairobi. She is currently working on the development of the Africa Climate Risk Insurance Facility for Adaptation (ACRIFA), a continental climate financing facility aiming to mobilize $1 billion to de-risk private sector investments for the development of climate insurance solutions. Nungari was formerly the Program Lead for AGRA’s Centre for African Leaders in Agriculture (CALA). In two years, she saw CALA grow to over 200 delegates across eight countries. At AGRA, Nungari also worked on corporate strategy development, and the design of Strategic Initiatives including the Hub for Agriculture Policy Action (HAPA).
Nungari has a decade of experience in development strategy, policy and research having previously worked with Dalberg Global Development Advisors providing strategy, investment advice and implementation support for agriculture public sector entities across Eastern Africa. She has also worked in emergency food security initiatives with a range of international humanitarian organizations including Christian Aid and Save the Children. In 2016, she was awarded the Global Andrew E. Rice (Truman) Award for leadership and innovation by a young professional in international development by the Society for International Development (SID), Washington, DC. She has B.A (hons.) in Political Science from Brown University (USA) and an MPhil and PhD in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge (UK).