Kanar Dizyee joined ILRI as a Value Chain Impact Assessment expert on 1 March 2020. He has significant expertise in the development of quantitative value chain models using system dynamics tools that he helped to pioneer over the past decade as part of a number of previous ILRI projects on beef, pigs, dairy, and small ruminants. Previous to his arrival at ILRI, Kanar worked at CSIRO in Brisbane, Australia as a research scientist deploying value chain models in the context of cassava, livestock, and aquaculture systems in the developing world, and leading the value chain component of a BMGF-funded project on aquaculture in Nigeria. Kanar has previously worked at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs and as a consultant to ILRI. Kanar holds a Ph.D. degree in agricultural economics from the University of New England (Australia), an M.Phil in system dynamics from the University of Bergen (Norway), and an M.Sc degree in systems engineering from James Madison University (USA).