Strengthening our team

July 2015

We are pleased to announce that Dr Jane Frances Kayondo-Kengaya has joined the Africa Research Excellence Fund (AREF) team in July 2015 as AREF Coordinator for Eastern and Southern Africa.


Jane brings extensive experience and has joined AREF on secondment from the Wellcome Trust where she is employed as Special Advisor for Africa, based at the MRC Unit in Entebbe.


In her new role, Jane will contribute to AREF’s strategy and coordinate fundraising and engagement with communities in East and South Africa reporting directly to the AREF Director, Professor Tumani Corrah.


Prior to her secondment, Jane worked with the MRC Unit in Uganda and with the World Health Organisation (WHO) in several senior level capacities – leading various research strengthening initiatives.


Welcoming Jane to the team, Professor Corrah was excited to note that AREF would benefit greatly from the vast experience that Jane would bring on board.


The whole AREF and MRF team are happy to have Jane on board and look forward to exciting times ahead.