Introduction speaker Kristin Davis (GFRAS)

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What is your background (profile/ studies), and your current job/ posting?

Kristin Davis has a PhD in international agricultural extension with a minor in farming systems from the University of Florida. Since 2010, she works for the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS) as Executive Secretary.

What are your interests and experiences in rural advisory services?

Kristin’s current work involves providing voice for advisory services within global policy dialogues and promoting improved investment in rural advisory services; supporting the development and synthesis of evidence-based approaches and policies for improving the effectiveness of advisory services; and strengthening actors and fora in advisory services through facilitating interaction and networking.

What are your expectations towards the “Reaching the Millions!” event?

I expect that the meeting will contribute to strengthening extension and advisory services in the region through knowledge sharing, capacity strengthening, and policy influencing.

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