Seember works on the Visualizing Insights on Fertilizer for African Agriculture (VIFAA) team as the country lead for Nigeria, overseeing all country-level tasks, communicating stakeholder priorities, and supporting Nigeria dashboard design, development, and use. She is also Country Lead for Nigeria on the Tobacco Control Data Initiative (TCDI) team where she supports in-country implementation based on evolving project priorities.
She is a certified project management executive with close to 10 years’ cross-sectoral experience. Her focus is in project management, M&E, process and systems coordination, communications, and information management.
Prior to joining DG, she worked on projects with development partners such as CDC, AGRA, NIRSAL as well as various state governments of Nigeria and the Federal Government of Nigeria; across West and East Africa. Seember holds an MBA from Liverpool Business School and degrees in International Business (INTI, Malaysia) and International Management (Hertfordshire, UK) respectively.
Mr. Gideon Negedu, the Executive Secretary of The Fertilizer Producers & Suppliers Association of Nigeria (FEPSAN,) describes using rumors for planning and the importance of the VIFAA Nigeria Dashboard in evidence-based advocacy.
Professor Victor O. Chude is the Registrar/CEO of Nigeria Institute of Soil Science (NISS), where his work centers around efforts to produce and use more region and crop-specific fertilizers to increase crop yields and food security. Professor Chude describes how the newly launched VIFAA Dashboard supports his work and feeds into decision-making.
In place of unwieldy spreadsheets and dozens of sources, the VIFAA Fertilizer Dashboard introduces a “one-stop-shop” for trustworthy, visually appealing information that is key to understanding Nigeria’s fertilizer sector.