Dr Eness Paidamoyo Mutsvangwa-Sammie (DPhil Agricultural Innovations) is a Postdoctoral Fellow with FSNet-Africa at the University of Pretoria. She has been awarded several fellowships, including the Carnegie Corporation of New York’s Future Africa Early Career Research Leader Fellowship (ECRLF). Eness has previously worked as a Senior Lecturer at Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (MUAST); Interim Programs Coordinator at WaterNet; and Scientific Officer at the International Crop Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)-Bulawayo. She is passionate about training and capacity building, especially for livelihoods empowerment in rural communities. This entails making use of innovative interventions to promote inclusive economic growth and improve the welfare of marginalised people and communities.