Gilbert Miki is an early career researcher with a deep passion for School health and nutrition especially school feeding programs. He has extensive experience in international development programming, notably the USDA McGovern-Dole Food for Education and Child Nutrition program, German International Cooperation (GIZ)’s Programme for the Sustainable Management of Natural Resources, and the African Development Bank Grassfield Project in Cameroon. He has served as Expert Group Member with UN-Habitat Global Land Tool Network – committed to increasing access to land and tenure security for all, with a particular focus on the poor, women, and youth.
He has research interest in school-feeding transitional models, policy frameworks, and institutional drivers for Home-Grown School Feeding (HGSF) programming, the role of HGSF in poverty reduction, and smallholder agricultural development and dietary diversity. His Current research sits at the intersection between Home-Grown School Feeding (HGSF) and Poverty Reduction and examines the perspectives of actors on the contributions of HGSF to poverty reduction among smallholder farmers in Malawi.
Miki holds a B. Ed in Geography (University of Buea, Cameroon), a Postgraduate Diploma in Development Management and Governance (Pan African Institute for Development – West Africa, Buea, Cameroon), and an M.A in International Development (University of Sheffield, UK). He is a 2012 Chevening Scholar, and a 2019 Commonwealth Ph.D. Scholar and a member of the Global School Meals Coalition and Global School Health and Nutrition Society Special Interest Group on School Feeding, UK. Miki is also an affiliate of the Research Consortium for School Health and Nutrition (involved in one of the Communities of Practice: The Early Career Researcher & Youth Network, aimed at elevating youth voices and cultivating the talent of early career researchers in school health and nutrition). Miki is a graduate mentor at Open Dreams, an affiliate of HALI Access Network and he is in the final phase of his Doctoral Research at the School of Agriculture, Policy, and Development, University of Reading, UK.