Patrice-Djamen

Dr Patrice Djamen

AFAAS Chairperson
paul

Dr Paul Fatch

AFAAS Vice Chair
mary-kamau

Mrs Mary Kamau

Former Chair
Davis

Dr Kristin Davis

Former Vice Chair
Jeffrey-Mutimba

Dr Jeff Mutimba

Founder
mercy

Dr Mercy Akeredolu

Founder
Dr-Cisse-Sediki

Dr Cisse Sediki

West Africa
Dr-Moses-Zinnah

Dr Moses Zinnah

West Africa
Tunji-Arokoyo

Prof. Tunji Arokoyo

Co-opted Board member
modibo

Modibo Coulibaly

West Africa
Mangheni-Margaret

Prof Margaret Mangheni

East Africa
board-yenenesh

Mrs Yenenesh Egu

East Africa
Dr-Silim-Nahdy

Dr Silim Nahdi

AFAAS ED

Prof Mahmoud Mekki

East Africa

Board Composition

Board consists of 15 members (para. 3 of Constitution):

  • Nine representatives from County Fora, based on regions;
    . Southern Africa, West Africa and Central Africa, Eastern Africa and, North Africa
    . Each region with two representatives except North Africa with one
  • A representative from Farmer Organization
  • A representative from FARA
  • Three selected on merit basis or founder members
  • At least 30% of the Board members shall be women – (including youth)
  • The Board shall have powers to co-opt non-voting members
  • The Executive Director is a non-voting member
  • The Chairperson is selected from among the CF representatives.

Eligibility for Appointment to the Board

With the exception of merit/founder members (Clause 3.1.5 of the Constitution), appointment to the Board takes into account the following factors:

  • The commitment to the Vision, Mission and objectives of AFAAS
  • Knowledge and skills required to properly serve AFAAS
  • The gender balance as prescribed for the composition of the Board
  • Experience in agricultural AEAS or development oriented and/or related activities
  • Sectoral and/or geographical representation where necessary or desirable
  • Willingness to devote time to activities and/or matters of AFAAS
  • Readiness to serve AFAAS faithfully, diligently, devoid of all impartiality and partisan interest.