Dr. Aggrey Ambali
Aggrey Ambali is currently serving as Head of Science, Technology and Innovation Hub (NSTIH) at the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Agency, where he oversees the development and implementation of programs in education, health, and science and technology. He has also served in other positions at the NEPAD Agency, including Director of Policy Alignment and Program Development, Coordinator of the African Biosciences Initiative, and Coordinator of Science and Technology for the Southern Africa region. He has been actively involved in science, technology and innovation programmes of the African Union. He coordinated the work of the African Union High Level Panel on Science, Technology and Innovation which was appointed in July 2012 and mandated to prepare a ten-year African Union Science, Technology and Innovation strategy for Africa, 2014- 2024 (STISA 2024). Outside the NEPAD Agency, he served as an external member of Governing Council of the University of Namibia, and member of the Innovation Council of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA). He serves on several committees including the Technical Advisory Committee of the Biosafety Program of ICGEB, Chair of the Management Committee of the African Biosafety Network of Expertise (ABNE), member of the Advisory Panel of the Biosciences eastern and central Africa (BecA), etc. Aggrey Ambali is currently coordinating the process of establishing a high-level African Union panel on harnessing emerging technologies for Africa’s development. Aggrey Ambali obtained a PhD degree in Population Genetics from Dalhousie University, Canada, Masters of Science in Aquaculture from Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand and Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from University of Malawi. He served as a faculty member at the University of Malawi where he became a Professor of Biology in 2003.