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Professor Eric Yirenkyi Danquah Joins Independent Advisory Committee of CALA

Professor Eric Yirenkyi Danquah, Director of the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI), University of Ghana, has been appointed to serve on the Independent Advisory Committee (IAC) of the Centre for African Leaders in Agriculture (CALA).

Professor Eric Yirenkyi Danquah


CALA is an initiative of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) designed to support established and emerging leaders in government, private sector and civil society spearheading high-priority country-level agricultural strategies across eight initial countries (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Ghana and Malawi). The initiative is a 16-month advanced leadership programme starting in August 2021. The role of the Committee is to provide high-level guidance on the quality, inclusivity, relevance and rigour of CALA’s curriculum to build it into a centre of excellence intended to support sector leaders to deliver on their priorities.


Professor Danquah is joining the IAC as an Agricultural Systems Expert representing universities in Africa. Other members of the Committee include: Dr. Apollos Nwafor (Vice President, Policy & State Capability – AGRA, Kenya), Mr. Jonathan Said (Lead, Inclusive Growth and Private Sector Development Practice – Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, USA), Professor Richard Mkandawire (Chair - National Planning Commission, Malawi), Dr. Jemima Njuki (Africa Regional Head – International Food Policy Research Institute, Kenya), Ms. Bongiwe Njobe (Founder & Executive Director – ZANAC, South Africa) and Professor Anthony Whitbread (Research Program Director for Innovation Systems for the Drylands – ICRISAT, India).


In a note congratulating Prof. Danquah on his appointment, the Acting Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo, expressed confidence that IAC will benefit immensely from his extensive leadership and professional experience in agricultural systems.


Congratulations to Professor Danquah on this high-level appointment. The University is proud of your continuous successes.


Source: https://www.ug.edu.gh/news/professor-eric-yirenkyi-danquah-joins-indepen...