- Program Director, USAID Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Small Scale Irrigation
- Undergraduate Education
- B.A. International Studies, Whitworth College, 1991
- Graduate Education
- M.S. Development Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 1996
- Ph.D. Government, University of Virginia, 2012
Dr. Nicole Lefore has over 30 years in research for development, policy advocacy, and project implementation in Sub-Saharan Africa. She has worked with policy think tanks and the CGIAR. Dr. Lefore’s research interests include smallholder irrigation among marginalized communities, water governance, gender in agricultural development, and market systems and finance in agricultural water.