KM Manager at FARA, Lecturer, Facilitator
Mr. Benjamin Abugri is a Certified Knowledge Manager and the Knowledge Management, Learning & Communications Lead Specialist at the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), an apex continental organisation for the Africa Union Commission responsible for coordinating and advocating for Agricultural Research and Development. He is leading the observatory for Africa Agricultural initiative and a initiator of the Knowledge Management for Agricultural Development (KM4AgD) Challenge, and convener of the annual Africa Agricultural Knowledge Management Conference. He has vast experience in Knowledge Management, partnerships, outreach, networking, coordination, Project Management and Community Engagement. Before joining FARA in February 2017 he served as KM Manager for USAID Ghana Programmes implemented by the University Research Company and the John Snow Health Research Institute, and World Vision International. He has an academic background in Education, Accountant, M&E, Strategic & Project management and Knowledge Management. He is currently a PhD Candidate in Public Administration and Policy Management and has authored/co-authored several publications, including a Continental Data Capture Strategy for Africa, a practical guide for KM Practitioners. Benjamin is a member of several KM communities and serves on the board of the Knowledge for Development Partnership (K4DP) and the Ghana Council for Scientific Research (CSIR) Institute for Scientific and Technological Information of the Government of Ghana.
Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/benjaminabugri/
Researcher at Wageningen University; Director, K4DP
Public-Private Partnership and Research Uptake Expert at Wageningen University & Research; Core team member of the km4dev Community, Co-Founder and Director of K4DP
Manager at NSSF, Kenya
Manager , Strategy & Change & Management Representative at the National Social Security Fund, Kenya. In this function having introduced the first ISO 30401 Certification (Knowledge Management) for an African organisation.
Executive Director, K4DP
Executive Director, K4DP Knowledge for Development Partnership; Managing Director of Knowledge Management Austria and global Chairman of the knowledge.city network. Advisor to companies, governments, NGOs, and International Organisations in the development of KM Strategies; Initiator of the Knowledge for Development Challenges. Founder and Director of the School of Knowledge Sciences; Director at Joint Centre for Knowledge Sciences at International University of Management, Namibia; Director at Knowledge for Development Centre at Makerere University Business School, Uganda.
Professor, Sokoine University
Associate Professor and Head of Knowledge Management at Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania; Managing Director of Knowledge City Tanzania Ltd.
Professor, McGill University
Director, School of Information Studies and Associate Professor at McGill University
Author of the bestseller “Knowledge Management in Theory and Practice”. Winner of the Knowledge Management Award 2020.
Member of the Presidium of the Knowledge for Development Partnership
Former Knowledge Management at IFAD
Knowledge Management Practitioner, former Knowledge Manager at IFAD International Fund for Agricultural Development, Winner of Knowledge Management Award 2018
CEO Knowledge Transfer Africa
Chief Executive Officer, Knowledge Transfer Africa, Winner of the International Knowledge Management Award 2019; core team member of the km4dev Community
Director at K4DP
Director at K4DP Knowledge for Development Partnership; Partner of knowledge.city in Australia, Consultant and Trainer in the field of Knowledge Management
Director at Knowledge Management Austria
Managing Director of Knowledge Management Austria, Co-Initiator and Founder of K4DP. Knowledge Manager at HORIZONT3000. Trainer and Consultant
Knowledge Society Expert at UNESCO
Knowledge Society Expert at UNESCO; Doctoral Researcher, Institute for Knowledge and Innovation South East Asia (IKI-SEA), Bangkok University, Thailand
Knowledge Manager at ASARECA
Knowledge Manager at ASARECA Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa
Information & Knowledge Manager at CCARDESA
Information & Knowledge Management Officer at CCARDESA Secretariat (SADC)
Knowledge Manager at AMCOW
Lead, Knowledge Management & Information Sharing at the African Ministers' Council on Water (AMCOW)
Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Associate Director, Knowledge Management and Innovation Research Centre, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Professor, International University of Management, Namibia
Director at the Joint Centre for Knowledge Sciences at the International University of Management, Namibia; former Vice Chancellor ot IUM; Dean and Professor at University of Namibia
Dean, Makerere University Business School
Dean at the Faculty of Management, MUBS Makerere University Business School, Co-Initiator of the Knowledge for Development Centre at MUBS
Knowledge Manager at ILRI
Head, Communications and Knowledge Management at International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Winner of the Knowledge Management Award 2019
Senior Programme Management Officer at UNEP
UN Environment Programme; Senior Programme Management Officer;
Head, Capacity-Building and Knowledge Management, Compact for Biodiversity
ICTKM Coordinator at AFAAS AFRICA
ICTKM Coordinator at AFAAS AFRICA
Professor of SD & Head of Department, Public Admin & Health Services, University of Ghana Business School
Prof. Albert Ahenkan is an Associate Professor and the Head, Department of Public Administration and Health Services Management, University of Ghana Business School. He is Sustainable Development, and Corporate Environmental expert with considerable teaching, research and consulting experience in the fields of sustainable development, green economy, green finance, disaster risk, energy transitions, corporate environmentalism, climate change finance, and public policy.
He has managed and led research, consultancy and governance assignments in the academic, public, NGO, and private sectors. In the last couple of years, he has consulted for a wide range of local and international organisations including United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), World Bank, New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), Ministry of Finance, etc. He has numerous conference and workshop presentations both nationally and internationally and has published over 60 peer reviewed articles in reputable journals.
He is a member of the University of Ghana Academic Board. He has also served and continue to serve on a number of University, national and international Boards and Committees including the University of Ghana Intellectual Property Committee, University of Ghana Business School Academic Programmes Review Committee, African Union Development Agency-NEPAD, National Technical Committee for Good Financial Grant Practice, Green Climate Fund-Ghana Country Programme, National Technical Committee for development Ghana’s National Adaptation Plans, and Technical Committee for development of Ghana’s Nationally Determined Contributions Implementation plan. He has developed and managed a good number of projects in the area of sustainable development, climate change, disaster risk reduction, water and sanitation, and poverty reduction. He was a regular participant of EU development days in Brussels between 2004 and 2011.
Prof Ahenkan will deliver a keynote presentation on the topic How Knowledge influences economies and helps them achieve sustainable development in the Knowledge Management for Agricultural Development conference session of the SPAC 2022
Director, ICT & KM, KALRO, Kenya
Education and Experience: Boniface holds a Ph.D. in Information Systems, MSc in Computer Science, and a BSc in Information Technology. He is the Director of ICT at Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO)