Professor Eric Danquah, Director of the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI) at the University of Ghana, has been appointed to serve on the Independent Advisory Committee (IAC) of the Centre for African Leaders in Agriculture (CALA).
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.
Prof Danquah has previously been appointed to serve on the boards of other international organisations including the External Advisory Committee (EAC) of the Cornell University-led initiative: Innovation Lab for Crop Improvement (ILCI) in 2020.
In 2019, he was appointed to serve as Africa’s representative on the Maize Genetics Executive Committee.
In 2018, he won the GCHERA World Agriculture Prize 2018 at the Nanjing Agricultural University in China.