WACCI is guided by an Advisory Board. The Board was inaugurated by the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana to advise on the overall strategy of the Centre. Below are short profiles of the members of the Advisory Board.
Dr. Eugene Terry is the Chairman of the Advisory Board. Eugene is the Founding Director (2002-2004) of the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF). Prior to that. he worked with the World Bank first as an Advisor (Agricultural Research and Extension Group-ESDAR). and then later as Crops Advisor. in the Rural Development Department. Dr Terry was the first Director General of the West Africa Rice Development Association (WARDA). Bouake. Cote dIvoire. (now The Africa Rice Centre) a position he held for nine (9) years. In addition to his thirty-seven years of professional experience in teaching. research. technology development and institutional leadership. Eugene has served as member and Chair of various boards of trustees. steering committees and advisory groups. He has received awards for his work from Canada. Ivoy Coast and the United States. He brings to the Board enormous leadership and wealth of experience spanning the length and breadth of the agricultural value chain. Eugene is Honorary Professor. Department of Biochemistry. Microbiology. Genetics and Plant Pathology. Faculty of Science and Agriculture. University of Kwa ZuluNatal. Pietermaritzburg. South Africa. He holds a PhD in plant pathology from the University of Illinois. USA. an MSc. in plant pathology and a BSc. in agriculture from McGill University. Canada.