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IITA Board of Trustees approves DG-led growth initiatives to transform agriculture in Africa

For the eighth time, the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) has given a vote of confidence and commendation to the Institute’s management under the leadership of its Director-General, Dr Nteranya Sanginga. Board Chair, Dr Amos Namanga Ngongi, expressed great pleasure over the management and growth of IITA over…

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IITA DG and Board Chair visit IFAD President to strengthen IFAD-IITA partnership

IITA DG and Board Chair visit IFAD President to strengthen IFAD-IITA partnership

On 13 December at the IFAD headquarters in Italy, the Director General, Nteranya Sanginga, and Board Chair, Amos Namanga Ngongi of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), met with Gilbert Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). The purpose of the meeting was to brief the IFAD President on IITA’s progress…

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Sanginga visits IITA Accra

Sanginga visits IITA Accra

On 4 September, IITA Director General Nteranya Sanginga visited the IITA-Accra office in Ghana to interact with staff members. The visit to the station coincided with the DG’s attendance at the 2019 African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), which took place in Accra on 3–6 September. The DG also delivered a presentation there as an introduction…

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IITA DG Sanginga awarded Doctor Honoris Causa for visionary leadership in historic ceremony

KU Leuven has awarded IITA Director General Nteranya Sanginga with the prestigious Doctor Honoris Causa. VLIR-UOS (The Flemish Interuniversity Council – University Development Cooperation) hosted the ceremony in Brussels, Belgium on 15 May as part of celebrations marking its twentieth anniversary this year. History was made as this was the first time five recipients were…

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IITA DG Sanginga awarded Doctor Honoris Causa for visionary leadership in historic ceremony

DG Sanginga conferred doctor of honoris causa by KU Leuven, Belgium

IITA Director General Nteranya Sanginga will, today, receive the degree of doctor of honoris causa from KU Leuven. The award will be conferred on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of VLIR-UOS, an organization that supports partnerships between higher education institutions in Flanders and the South. Prof Luc Sels, Rector of KU Leuven, said that the…

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