Francine Picard Mukazi is a Policy Advisor for the Economic Law and Policy Group's Agriculture team.
She is responsible for the design and implementation of projects that support efforts by African regional parliamentary bodies and multistakeholder coalitions on investment in agriculture. She provides training on law and policy related to foreign investment in agriculture.
Before joining IISD, Francine worked for the Pan African Parliament where she managed the capacity-development program for members of parliament with a focus on agriculture, climate change and gender.
Francine holds a DEA in Legal and Politic Anthropology from La Sorbonne, a Masters in European and International Law from L'Université Paris Descartes and a diploma in African Studies from the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales.
She is based in Lyon, France, and speaks English and French.
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- Touring Agricultural Investment Projects A two-week trip explores how to maximize the benefits and minimize the risks of agricultural investment tools in Africa.
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