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Megan Witwer

Megan is a Research Support Specialist for TCI, where she carries out data analysis in support of the program’s research goals and collaborates with TCI Scholars and Fellows on a variety of projects and studies. She also supports high-level staff through the preparation of topical briefs and lecture materials. Prior to joining the TCI team, Megan spent three years at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome, where she worked to implement the Monitoring and Analyzing Food and Agricultural Policies (MAFAP) program in Sub-Saharan Africa, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, FAO, USAID, Dutch and German Development Cooperations. As a Policy Analyst at FAO, she supported partner countries in the analysis of agriculture-related policies and their impact on price incentives for producers, consumers and other actors in key commodity value chains. She has worked closely with research and government institutions in Kenya, Ghana and Tanzania, as well as regional economic communities and civil society organizations to foster evidence-based policy reform. She holds a Master of Regional Planning with a concentration in international studies from Cornell University.