ISAAA AfriCenter Unveils New Board
The AfriCenter family is excited to welcome a new Board of Directors. The Board comprises a team of eight eminent personalities representing developing and industrialized countries, public and private sectors, and various professional interest groups. Made up of an eclectic blend of both young and time-honoured, the new Board represents a wide range of expertise in science, technology and innovation (STI), research and academia, food security, advocacy, and, leadership and management. They bring expansive experience and expertise, important ingredients in our quest to ensuring our continent is an equal player in development, acquisition and commercialization of biosciences for prosperity.
The Board will be chaired by Dr. Robert Karanja, the co-founder and Chief Innovations Officer at Villgro Africa, an early stage business incubator and impact investor that seeks to support start-ups with a global social impact focus in the African region. Robert enjoys impeccable record in donor engagements having successfully developed and built extensive relationships with development partners at Villgro over the years. His invaluable entrepreneurial and networking skills are an important addition to a rich pool of capabilities that the board is bringing along.
The Board will oversee programmatic, organizational, and policy strategies of ISAAA AfriCenter. Specifically, the new directors will provide indispensable guidance and strategic direction as AfriCenter repositions itself to meet new challenges in the biosciences landscape. We assure the new Board of our unwavering support.