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Gideon Nadiope

  • National Director, ISU-Uganda Program
Dr. Gideon Nadiope is the National Director of the Iowa State University – Uganda Program, Kamuli, Uganda. He has overseen the livestock component of the CSRL program in Kamuli from July 2009 to August 2014. He was appointed as the Interim Team Leader for the Iowa State University Uganda Program (ISU-UP) in Kamuli starting in September 2014. In July 2015, he was appointed in the position of Field Operations Manager/Livestock Specialist, and thereafter, in October 2016, his role changed to National Director, ISU-UP. As National Director, ISU-UP he is charged with effective implementation and coordination of all field operations, including programs in livestock, nutrition education, Service Learning, school gardens, youth entrepreneurship, agronomic programming, Mpirigiti Rural Training Center, community income generation enterprises, and water and sanitation, among others. He is also charged with oversight of finance, administration, and guest services for ISU-UP, representing ISU-UP and its activities to outside entities, and Facilitating program growth. Gideon joined the CSRL Kamuli team in 2009 from the private sector, having worked in various capacities, including working as an Independent Veterinary Officer, Executive Officer for Farm Network, Program Officer for Multi-Sectoral Rural Development Program (MSRDP) of Busoga Diocese, and Veterinary Assistant for Jinja District veterinary services. He has also served as Lead person for International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) on establishment and use of cultivated forage among Smallholder Pig Value Chain Project (SPVCP); Involved in the participatory appraisal of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in depth assessment of pig value chain key informants in Kamuli, Uganda for the Smallholder Pig Value Chains Development Project (SPVCD) in Uganda; Training field veterinarians of Joy Goat Development Program (Masaka and Mbale) and Welthungerhilfe (Moroto – Karamoja) in cervical goat artificial insemination; Lecturer and students’ projects supervisor at Busoga University, Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology; Provided technical support to Nshaara Stock Farm from March 2007 to August 2008 under the service of National Animal Genetic Resource Centre and Data Bank (NAGRC & DB) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Promoting national food security and poverty eradication with optimum livestock production and productivity in Uganda; Technical support to Create Kumi Organization in Kumi district for carrying out baseline survey, need assessment, design and set up a farmer-to-farmer extension delivery network, capacity building, development of indigenous chicken and goat improvement projects, evaluation and impact assessment. Gideon is a veterinarian and holds a Master of Science degree in Livestock Development, Planning and Management, and other training in Participatory rural appraisal, Monitoring and Evaluation, Supervision, and Management Information systems.