Her Excellency Rhoda Peace Tumusiime is the Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture at the African Union Commission. Prior to holding this post, she held various senior positions in the Government of the Republic of Uganda, including Commissioner for Agriculture Planning and Commissioner for Women and Development. She holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Agricultural Economics, a Master’s Degree in Economics, Planning and Managing Rural Development, and a Diploma in Women and Development. Throughout her career, she has demonstrated leadership and championed causes, including women’s empowerment, poverty eradication and agricultural development. Her Excellency aspires for a more collaborative effort aimed at overcoming obstacles to achieving sustainable African socio-economic development, including hunger, malnutrition and poverty as well as unemployment especially of the youth.