Professor Collete Suda was a Lecturer at the Institute of African Studies, University of Nairobi. She received her PhD. in Rural Sociology from the University of Missouri – Columbia in 1986. Since then taught and conducted research on Women in Development, Social Change and Development, and Agricultural Development Policies, Programmes and Projects. Her scholarly publications in academic journals and a chapter in a book on National Heritage: Resource and Development Management edited by R.A. Obudho and H.W.O. Okoth-Ogendo, variously focus on changes in gender roles and relations, theoretical issues in social change and rural development in Kenya, and, policy issues in comparative agricultural development in Kenya and Tanzania. She was one of the co-ordinators of the Women Studies Project at the Institute of African Studies, University of Nairobi and was appointed the director of the Institute in 1999 up to 2002. She Currently the Principal secretary in the Ministry of Science and Technology.