Dr. Walter Alhassan
Dr. Walter Alhassan is an agricultural Scientist with extensive experience of university teaching and research in Ghana and Nigeria. He currently serves as the director for Biotechnology and Stewardship for Sustainable Agriculture in West Africa. Previously, he served as the director general of the Ghana Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and Dean of Agriculture at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (Nigeria).
He has held very senior management positions in teaching (full professor of animal science at the Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Nigeria and Director-General, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Ghana and served as member of several international boards in agriculture, education and the biosciences. He has been involved in biotechnology advocacy, biosafety policy advice and science policy activities.
Dr. Alhassan has conducted extensive studies on the status and application of agricultural biotechnology in Africa. He holds degrees in animal, poultry and dairy sciences and tropical agriculture from the University of Guelph (Canada), the University of Wisconsin (US), and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Ghana).