ANNOUNCING SYNBIO AFRICA AMBASSADORS AND DEPUTY AMBASSADORS 2024

We are thrilled to unveil our Ambassadors for 2024. This exceptional group of innovators, scientists, and leaders is dedicated to advancing the field of synthetic biology across the African continent. Our ambassadors represent a diverse array of expertise, backgrounds, and visions, united by a common goal: to harness the power of synthetic biology to address some of Africa’s most pressing challenges and drive sustainable development.

Who Are Our Ambassadors?

Our ambassadors are carefully selected for their outstanding contributions to the field, their leadership potential, and their commitment to fostering a vibrant synthetic biology community in Africa. They include:

  • Researchers and Scientists: Leading groundbreaking research and pushing the boundaries of what is possible in synthetic biology.
  • Entrepreneurs and Innovators: Creating cutting-edge solutions and startups that leverage synthetic biology to solve real-world problems.
  • Educators and Mentors: Inspiring and guiding the next generation of synthetic biologists through education and mentorship.
  • Advocates and Policy Makers: Shaping policies and creating awareness about the importance and potential of synthetic biology in sustainable development.

Our Mission

The mission of the SynBio Africa Ambassadors program is to:

  • Promote Collaboration: Foster a collaborative network among synthetic biology practitioners across Africa and globally.
  • Enhance Education: Support educational initiatives to equip young scientists and enthusiasts with the knowledge and skills needed in synthetic biology.
  • Drive Innovation: Encourage the development of innovative solutions that address local and global challenges through synthetic biology.
  • Influence Policy: Advocate for policies that support the growth and ethical application of synthetic biology technologies.

What to Expect

Throughout 2024, our ambassadors will engage in a variety of activities aimed at promoting synthetic biology, including:

  • Workshops and Seminars: Conducting educational sessions to disseminate knowledge and spark interest in synthetic biology.
  • Research Collaborations: Partnering with institutions and organizations to advance research projects and innovations.
  • Community Outreach: Reaching out to communities to raise awareness about the benefits and applications of synthetic biology.
  • Policy Advocacy: Working with policymakers to create a supportive environment for synthetic biology research and applications.

Join Us on This Journey

We invite you to follow the journeys and contributions of our 2024 ambassadors as they lead the charge in transforming Africa through synthetic biology. Stay tuned for updates on their projects, events, and achievements. Together, we can unlock the potential of synthetic biology to create a brighter future for all.

Welcome SynBio Africa Ambassadors 2024!

AMBASSADORS

Dr. Kamini Govender

South Africa

Nelson Ndahiro

Rwanda

Dr. Mariam LAATIFI

Morocco

Celia Nalwadda

Uganda

Sylvester Moyo

Eswatini

Prof. Hameda Asrafel

Libya

Willy Kiprotich Kibet

Kenya

Walaa Arafa

Egypt

Nuokpem Franklin

Ghana

Dieudonné Nyamaifofe

DR Congo

Ali Mahmoud Youssouf

Somalia

Angela Makuvise

Zimbabwe

David Mtweve

Tanzania

Maanicus Rodolpher

Central Africa Republic

Evance ChisingaJuma

Malawi

Dr. Abubakar Madika

Nigeria

N’guessan Jean Eudes BEUGRE

Cote D’Ivore

Charity Serwaa

Ghana

Hafsa IbrahimAli

Somalia

Andrew Kasiti Muganda

Kenya

Nwosu Onyeka Kingsley

Nigeria

Eunice Githua

Kenya

Abdulhafiz sakran

Libya

Mbusa Sibirihauma

Uganda

Hazel Varaidzo Munda

Zimbabwe

Anani Caroline Edem

Ghana

Dr. Grace Tsungirirai Mangwayana

Zimbabwe

Hazvinei Mang’anda

Malawi

Sekanabo Bwambale

Uganda

Emmanuel Adamolekun

Nigeria

Patrick Semanda

Uganda

Seun Elijah Olufemi

Nigeria

Steven Malemia

Malawi

Wendy Akushika Dogbegah

Ghana

Simon Nyarko

Ghana

Dr. Ondari Erick Nyakundi

Kenya

Tito Suzuguye

Tanzania

Sylvia Cheptoo

Kenya

Stella Ikuzwe

Rwanda

Dr. Jude Chukwuemeke Igborgbor

Nigeria

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