- Agriculture, Business, Medicine, Healthcare
- Research Keywords:
- indigenous knowledge, traditional medicine, biodiversity conservation by utilization, farming diversity, refugees and self reliance enhancement, herbal medicine, medicinal plants
- Collaboration interests:
- Value chain development Agribusiness Innovation incubation Community - researcher collaboration Herbal and traditional medicine
- Anke Weisheit is an Agricultural Engineer with a Masters Agricultural Science and Resource Management in the Tropics and Subtropics (ARTS) with more than 18 years of experience in tropical agriculture, value chain development and agri-business in Eastern and Southern Africa. Currently, she is a Co-founder and Chair Innovation and Business Management of the Pharm-Biotechnology and Traditional Medicine Centre (PHARMBIOTRAC) at the Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Mbarara, Uganda. Anke is also an External Expert to the European Commission Horizon 2020, a Member of the Governing Council of the Sub Saharan Open University (SSOU) and serving on the WHO Regional Expert Advisory Committee on Traditional Medicine for COCID-19 response. Previously she served on the Board of Trustees of THETA Uganda as the Chairperson Programmes and Research Committee and the Uganda Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (UFAAS) board as a founding team member and has researched and consulted for the United Nations Development Programme, World Bank, World Health Organization, World Agroforestry Centre, and German Agency for International Cooperation among others.
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