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Josephine Okot is the founder and managing director of Victoria Seeds, Ltd. She has been a member of the IFDC board since 2020. Under her leadership, Victoria Seeds received accolades both nationally and internationally for its work. In 2017, Okot was appointed as one of the pioneer board members of the Uganda Development Corporation. She has served on numerous other boards including the African Agricultural Technology Foundation, the East African Seed Regional Working Group, the Uganda Seed Trade Association, the African Seed Trade Association, and the Uganda Investment Authority. As a female entrepreneur and managing director of Victoria Seeds, Ltd., Okot has presented at key conferences such as the African Growth and Opportunity Act in Washington, D.C.; A Green Revolution Conference for Africa in Oslo, Norway; The Gatsby Foundation Rural Development Conference in London; and the Seeds of Development Programme in Cape Town, South Africa. Okot holds an MBA in international business from Washington International University and a bachelor’s degree in commerce in marketing from Makerere University.

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