Moses Osiru, International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Kenya
Dr. Moses Osiru is Manager, Regional Coordination Unit of the Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund of the Partnership for skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology based at icipe (International Center for Insect Physiology and Ecology), Nairobi, Kenya. PASET is a partnership of African governments that aims to train 10,000 African PhDs over the next 10 years. Dr. Osiru holds PhD and Master’s degrees in agriculture (Plant Pathology) from Makerere University and has published over 50 peer reviewed scientific publications. He was previously Regional Plant Pathologist with the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) responsible for West and Central Africa (based in Bamako) and for Eastern and Southern Africa (based in Lilongwe, Malawi). He supported the development of a regional policy for aflatoxin management for West Africa. He has also worked in the Central African Region as Plant Pathologist with Bioversity International (previously International Plant Genetic Resources Institute). Dr. Osiru was Deputy Executive Secretary in charge of Programs at the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM). Moses’s wide experience includes working closely with the World Bank, Governments, international agencies, Non-governmental Organisations and the African Union Commission. He sits on various Boards and Committees.
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