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Olufunke Cofifie works for the International Water Management Institute which is part of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research. Her field experience is in Sub-Saharan Africa where she has research, management, coordination and networking responsibilities. Over the past ten years, her research focus has been in the domain of water-sanitation-agriculture linkages in urban and peri-urban areas. From 2004–10, she served as the West Africa (Anglophone) Regional Coordinator for the International Network of Resource Centres on Urban Agriculture and Food Security. Since 2010, she leads the Challenge Program on Water and Food in the Volta River Basin in West Africa.  This is a multi-institutional and multi-disciplinary research for development program which focuses on the management of rainwater and small water infrastructures for multiple purposes in the Volta Basin. In the 1990s, she worked as a university lecturer in Nigeria and then in Ghana.