Dr. Abiba Longwe-Ngwira is a social scientist with vast multidisciplinary experience in policy-oriented research, evaluation, knowledge translation, capacity building, and monitoring and evaluation. She serves as the Director of Monitoring, Evaluation and Research for the International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH). Abiba has more than 10 years of experience in policy-oriented research focusing on the linkages between reproductive health investments, poverty alleviation, and socio-economic development in Africa. Abiba has worked on public health evaluation projects on HIV/AIDS, TB, and TB/HIV co-infection. She has also worked in the agricultural sector on donor-funded projects aimed at alleviating poverty, mitigating climate change, and improving the livelihoods of the rural population in Malawi. Abiba is an alum of Population Reference Bureau’s Policy Communication Fellows Program. She holds a PhD in Management Sciences (Development Economics), a MS in Rural Development, and a MS and BS in Agricultural Economics.