Francis Ssennoga | Food Security | Best Researcher Award

Dr Francis Ssennoga | Food Security | Best Researcher Award

Senior Lecturer at  Kyambogo University, Uganda

Dr. Francis Ssennoga, a Ugandan national born on 9th January 1970, is a distinguished professional with extensive expertise in public procurement and institutional development across East and Southern Africa. Holding a Doctorate Degree in Public Procurement from the University of Twente, Netherlands, he has dedicated over two decades to academia, consultancy, and capacity building initiatives.

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🔹 Professional Experience:

With a remarkable tenure at Kyambogo University, Dr. Ssennoga serves as a Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department of Procurement and Supply Chain. His leadership is pivotal in providing academic stewardship, curriculum development, and research activities. Additionally, he has been instrumental in nurturing procurement professionalism as the Director of International Management Academy (IMA) Ltd in Rwanda.

🔹 Expertise & Achievements:

Dr. Ssennoga’s expertise spans various facets of procurement, including curriculum development, strategic planning, and procurement audit. He has collaborated with esteemed organizations such as SADC, COMESA, and USAID, contributing significantly to the enhancement of procurement systems and regional trade integration. Notably, he played a pivotal role in formulating the Code of Ethics for the Uganda Procurement Professional Association.

🔹 Education & Qualifications:

Dr. Ssennoga’s academic journey is marked by prestigious qualifications, including a PhD in Public Procurement from the University of Twente and a Master of Business Administration from Uganda Martyrs University. His educational foundation, coupled with professional certifications, reflects his continuous pursuit of excellence in procurement and management.

🔬 Research Focus:

 Dr. Francis Ssennoga’s research primarily focuses on the intricate dynamics of supply chain management within the agricultural sector, with a particular emphasis on food security issues. Through his collaborative work with co-authors, he delves into the production and supply chains of essential agricultural commodities, such as bananas in Uganda, to understand the underlying challenges and opportunities. By exploring evidence and drawing lessons from real-world scenarios, Dr. Ssennoga aims to contribute valuable insights into addressing food insecurity as a multifaceted supply chain problem. His research endeavors underscore a commitment to finding sustainable solutions for enhancing food security and strengthening supply chain resilience in Uganda and similar contexts.


Publications Top Notes

  1. Ssennoga, F., Mugurusi, G., & Oluka, P.N. (2019). Food insecurity as a supply chain problem: Evidence and lessons from the production and supply of bananas in Uganda. Scientific African, 3, e00076.



Dr Kobra Sadat Hasheminasab | Food Security | Women Researcher Award

Assist Prof Dr Kobra Sadat Hasheminasab | Food Security | Women Researcher Award

Faculty member at  soil and water research institute, Iran

Dr. Kobra Sadat Hasheminasab Zavareh is a Research Assistant Professor at the Soil and Water Research Institute (SWRI) with a focus on Food Security and Nutrition, Health monitoring of agricultural products, and Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) procedures. Her expertise extends to the determination of heavy metals and oil pollutants in agricultural products through environmental sample analysis.


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📚 Education:

  • Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry, Shahid Beheshti University (SBU), Tehran, Iran (2009-2014)
  • M.Sc. in Analytical Chemistry, Shahid Beheshti University (SBU), Tehran, Iran (2006-2008)
  • B.Sc. in Pure Chemistry, Shahid Beheshti University (SBU), Tehran, Iran (2002-2006)

💼 Skills:

  • Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • EndNote Program
  • Teaching (Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Geometry, English)
  • Cooking

🔬 Research Interests:

  • Food Security and Nutrition
  • Health monitoring of agricultural products
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) Procedures
  • Determination of heavy metals in agricultural products
  • Determination of oil pollutants in agricultural products
  • Environmental Sample Analysis

🌍 Memberships:

  • Iranian Chemical Society
  • Iranian Soil Science Association

Research Focus:

Dr. Hasheminasab’s research focus revolves around the development and application of innovative techniques for environmental and food security analyses. Her work spans electrochemical synthesis of compounds, efficient methods for drug determination, and novel approaches for assessing pollutants in water. Notably, she has contributed significantly to the field of microextraction, utilizing nano materials like carbon nanotubes to enhance efficiency. Her groundbreaking work on electromembrane extraction, combined with various analytical methods, demonstrates a commitment to advancing environmental and health monitoring. Dr. Hasheminasab’s contributions have a profound impact on ensuring the quality and safety of agricultural products. 🌱👩‍🔬 #AnalyticalChemistry #EnvironmentalScience #InnovativeResearch


Dr. Kobra Sadat Hasheminasab Zavareh’s research has garnered notable recognition, with 570 citations in total and an h-index of 11. Since 2019, she has received 299 citations, maintaining a consistent impact in the academic community. Her i10-index, reflecting the number of publications with at least 10 citations, stands at 14 overall and 10 since 2019. These metrics underscore her significant contributions to the field of Analytical Chemistry and highlight the enduring relevance of her work in recent years. 📊👩‍🔬 #ResearchImpact #AnalyticalChemistry #Citations