Margaret Najjingo Mangheni hold a Bsc (Agriculture) from Makerere University, MSc (Agricultural Education) from The Ohio State University (USA), and PhD (Agricultural extension) from the University of Minnesota (USA). She is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Extension and Innovation Studies at Makerere University in Uganda. Her areas of expertise and research interest include agricultural extension systems and approaches; Curriculum development, extension and training methods; Gender and agricultural development. She has served in various administrative/leadership positions at Makerere, including Department head, Coordinator of the Continuing Agricultural Education Centre, Deputy Dean for Research and Post graduate Training, and Vice Chairperson, Makerere University Academic Staff Association. She is a leader in the field of agricultural extension at global, continental and national levels. She is founder member of the African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS); founder member and former Chairperson of the Uganda Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (UFAAS). She has over 20 years of experience supporting gender sensitive agricultural development processes in Uganda and Africa as a whole in a broad range of areas including initiation of professional networks; development and management of projects; offering consultancy services for design and evaluation of agricultural extension approaches and development projects.