Primary outcome: proportion of women-owned and managed enterprises within the manufacturing sector increased by 30% by 2025.

Dr. Forah Obebo is an economist with over twelve years’ experience in socio-economic research, university teaching and consultancy work. Presently, he is a Lecturer of Economics at the Department of Applied Economics, Kenyatta University. He holds a PhD in Economics from Kenyatta University and a Master of Science Degree in Economics from the University of Glasgow (U.K), where he passed with Distinction. Dr. Obebo has conducted policy research and studies for agricultural value chains as well as development programs. Some of the institutions he has worked with include: UN`s Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Africa Economic Research Consortium (AERC) and Agriculture Industry Network (AIN) among others. He recently evaluated an AERC-funded study on women empowerment.  His experience and interests lay in; SME development, impact evaluation and, policy design and analysis. Dr. Obebo is passionate about mentoring young researchers – having been appointed as Mentor for the African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) in 2019.