It is with utmost sadness that we learned of the passing of our dear friend, colleague and Malabo Montpellier Panel member, Professor Noble Ephraim Banadda on 1 July.
Noble was a Professor of Biosystems Engineering at Makerere University, Uganda, a position he attained in 2012 at the age of 37; the youngest to do so in the history of the Institution.
He was also the Head of Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, and adjunct Professor at the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Iowa State University.
AKADEMIYA2063’s overall mission is to create, across Africa and led from Rwanda, state-of-the art technical capacities to support the efforts by the Member States of the African Union to achieve the key goals of the agenda 2063 of transforming national economies to boost growth and prosperity.
AKADEMIYA2063 was established to continue and expand the portfolio of policy research and capacity strengthening support for the implementation of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) which was initiated and incubated by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) over the past 15 years.