Eng. Saidi Mkomwa
Eng. Saidi Mkomwa (Secretary International Steering Committee) is the Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the African Conservation Tillage Network (ACT). Prior to joining ACT in 2008, he worked with the Ministry of Agriculture in Tanzania as an Agricultural Engineering Researcher. Saidi is an ex officio member of the Board of Directors of ACT and is a member of several professional bodies including: the Engineers Registration Board (Tanzania); the Tanzania Society of Agricultural Engineers; and the International Steering Committee on Conservation Agriculture. He is a member of The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) Push-Pull Technical Advisory Committee, current Chairperson of the Conservation Agriculture Regional Working Group for Southern Africa (CARWG) and sits in The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Joint Technical Committee on Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources.
Saidi holds an MSc in agricultural engineering from the University of Guelph Canada and a BSc in Engineering from the University of Dar es salaam, Tanzania. In his career, and mainly in the context of the South-South and Triangular Cooperation of the ACT Network, Saidi has worked with a number of National Governments, NGOs, Research Institutions and Development Partners in Africa, and with Academia and International Research Institutions from America and Europe. He has published several papers in refereed journals, book chapters and in conference proceedings.