BioInnovate Africa congratulates Dr. Peggy Oti-Boateng for her recent appointment to the position of Director of the Division of Science Policy and Capacity Building in the Natural Sciences Sector at UNESCO Headquarters as of 1st November 2018. Dr. Oti-Boateng is the Chairperson of the BioInnovate Africa Programme Advisory Committee (PAC). The PAC provides technical support and strategic guidance to BioInnovate Africa, which is so far, the largest regional innovation-driven bioeconomy initiative in Africa!
Dr. Oti-Boateng previously served as the Senior Programme Specialist for Science and Technology, responsible for projects and programmes relating to science policy and basic sciences at the multisectoral regional office of UNESCO in Harare (Zimbabwe). She has also served as focal point for the African Ministerial Conference on Science and Technology and was the Head of the Sciences Sector for the Southern African Development Community. In the new position, Dr. Oti-Boateng will be responsible for science policy and partnerships, innovation and capacity building in science and engineering and small islands and indigenous knowledge – areas that are pertinent not only to BioInnovate Africa, but for science and innovation, generally in Africa.
Dr Oti-Boateng holds a PhD in Food Science and Technology obtained from Adelaide University in Australia and an MSc, with a specialization in Biochemistry, obtained from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi (Ghana). She has over 32 years working experience in teaching, research, and development of technologies for sustainable development and STI policy.
See the announcement from UNESCO here