Ms. Julian Barungi
Program Officer, Policy
Ms. Julian Barungi is the Program Officer for Policy, ASARECA. She is an agriculturalist and a policy analyst. Ms Barungi holds a First Class Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Land Use and Management, and a Master of Business Administration from Makerere University, Uganda. She has over 10 years’ experience in Agricultural Research for Development in Africa, especially in analysing policies and supporting regional and national agricultural trade policy formulation and reforms. Ms Brungi is a seasoned process facilitator and has organized and moderated several High Level Policy Dialogues. She has published extensively on agricultural and seed policy, agri-food systems governance, forest governance, agricultural markets and intellectual property rights in the agriculture sector. Since joining ASARECA in 2020, she has been engaged in strengthening the capacities of regional and national organizations in policy analysis, formulation and advocacy; facilitating dialogue on enabling environment for regional trade, and markets. Prior to joining ASARECA, Ms Barungi worked as a Research Fellow at the Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE) and as an Institutional Strengthening Advisor for the Integrated Seed Sector Development (ISSD) Program. She also previously consulted for the Alliance for Sustainable Policy Initiatives.