Annual Event Speaker profile: Dr Ereck Chakauya

Dr Ereck Chakauya

Dr Ereck Chakauya is the Network Manager for AU NEPAD Agency/Southern Africa Network for Biosciences (NEPAD SANBio), a shared AU/NEPAD RD&I platform for collaboration to address some of Southern Africa’s key health and Nutrition issues. His responsibilities include including Stakeholder engagement and Agenda setting in Continental bodies (AU/NEPAD, SADC) across 24 African countries and implementing projects across the SADC region. He has wide experience working with the USA (having interned at the Emory University Technology Transfer Office) and Europe (UK, Finland, Austria, Italy) and India. He has grown NEPAD SANBio to be a global network collaborating with different stakeholders including academia, industry, NGOs and Global networks. Dr Chakauya is an accomplished Biotechnologist in the areas of Health and Agriculture with several peer-reviewed Journal articles, several international presentations and media engagements.