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Executive Committee

 

Dr. Elizabeth Rasekoala- President Dr. Elizabeth Rasekoala is an International Development Expert on Energy, Human Capital Development in STEM Education, Skills and Innovation and Gender, with over fifteen years’ experience in the UK, Brazil, Nigeria, South Africa and Africa. She has specialist expertise and track record in the following areas – Policy Reform and Development; Gender Equality, Diversity & Social Inclusion; Monitoring, Review & Evaluation; Research & Innovation; Transformative Capacity-building & Training; and Curriculum Development/transformation in Higher Education. Read more....

 

Prof. Aziz Bensalah - North Africa Regional Chair Prof. Aziz Bensalah is currently Professor at the Mohammed V University of Rabat in Morocco and was previously Professor at the National Centre for Scientific and Technical Research in the same city. In the latter institution, he has been, between early 2008 and late 2014, Head of the Unit for the promotion and dissemination of Scientific and Technical Culture. Leading this unit, one of his major achievements has been the creation of the National Network for the promotion and dissemination of Scientific and Technical Culture (RNCST) in 2008. Read more...
 


 
Dr. Judith S. Gbenoudon - ECOWAS Regional Chair & Co-ordinator for Francophone Countries Dr Judith Gbenoudon is the Director for Informatics and Pre-achieving at the Ministry for Higher Education and Scientific Research, in the Republic of Benin. She is also the Director of the Laboratory of Immunology for Infectious and Allergic diseases (IMMIA), at the Institute for Applied Biomedical Sciences (ISBA), in Cotonou, Benin. Dr. Gbenoudon also Lecturer’s on Immunology in the Faculty of Science and Technique, at the University of Abomey-Calavi, in Benin. Read more...

 


Mr. Rodrick Sambakunsi - SADC Regional Chair Mr Roderick Emmanuel Sambakunsi is based in Malawi, and currently working for the Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme. He is currently working as a Science Communication Manager in the Science Communication and Public Engagement Department, and his role involves spearheading public and community engagement, as well as communicating effectively, research science to different stakeholders, including research communities, the general public, and students from primary and secondary schools. Read more...
 
East Africa Regional Chair - TBC
 
Central Africa Regional Chair - TBC


Dr Bernard Appiah - Head of Capacity-Building and Research Programmes Dr Bernard Appiah wears many hats; he is a Pharmacist, Science Journalist, global health scholar, public engagement specialist, and science communication scholar and practitioner, with a special focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. Bernard is Director of the Centre for Science and Health Communication, a non-profit based in Ghana; and Assistant Professor of the US-based Texas A&M School of Public Health, where he is also the Director of the Research Programme on Public and International Engagement for Health.

A son of a Gong-Gong beater in rural Ghana, Bernard is now beating the Gong on science and public health, and has received several awards including the Council of Science Editors International Scholarship in 2007, Public Communication of Science & Technology (PCST) Network conference scholarship in 2008, Young Voices in Global Health in 2013 and the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship in 2016. He is the first recipient of Ghana’s Young Pharmacist of the Year award. Read more...


Mr. David Mbulumi - Head of Media Operations David Mbulumi has a rare background that combines an academic background in laboratory sciences and a career in journalism and communication. A Tanzanian national based in Accra, Ghana, for three years David headed the Policy Engagement and Communications (PEC) Department for the INDEPTH Network, a leading provider of health and demographic statistics in low and middle income countries in Africa, Asia and Oceania. He was coordinating Policy Engagement and Communications activities in 43 INDEPTH member centres across 20 countries. Read more...
 
Ms. Deborah Nyirenda - Membership Co-ordinator Ms. Deborah Nyirenda is a PhD fellow from the University of Liverpool and University of Malawi-College of Medicine joint PhD Program. Her doctoral research is funded by a Scholarship award from the Wellcome Trust to investigate the purpose, relevance and benefits of community engagement in health research. She holds a Master’s Degree in International Public Health from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK, which was funded by a Scholarship award from the Commonwealth. Previously, she took the lead on qualitative studies exploring health seeking behaviour in response to Acute Bacterial Meningitis; an assessment of a triage intervention in primary health centres; and an evaluation of a public engagement radio programme. Read more...


 
Ms. Funmi Eyeoyibo - ECOWAS Deputy-Regional Chair Funmi Eyeoyibo has over twenty years’ successful track record of working in the public, private and civil society sectors of Nigeria.  She is a LEAD International Fellow and a Fellow of the Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NUFFIC). She holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Toxicology and Pollution Management from the University of Lagos and is a registered PhD student in Natural Resources, Environment and Sustainable Development at the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Funmi has attended several professional development courses both locally and internationally and was a panelist at the United Nations Environment Programme Financial Initiative Global Roundtable in 2009, talking on the topic “The Problem with Ecosystems- Valuing the Priceless”. Read more...


Mr. João Emidio Cossa is the Chief Director of the Department of Communications and Adviser to the Minister, in the Ministry of Science & Technology, Higher & Technical Vocational Education, of the Government of Mozambique. Read more...