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Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice)
Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice)

Director General Harold Roy-Macauley
Personal Assistant to the Director General Marina Zahui
DG Support Units  
Strategic Support  
Coordinator of SSARSSA initiative and
Secretary to the Board of Trustees
Marcel Nwalozie
Multimedia Designer R. Raman
Protocol Officer Justin Belemkoabga
Internal Audit  
Internal Audit Manager Serge Roland Ebanga
Deputy Director General Etienne Duveiller
Assistant to DDG Baikeh Florence
DDG Services/Units  
Research Planning and Coordination  
Head, Research planning and coordination Paul Kiepe 
Conventions & Grants  
Project Management and Resource mobilization Officer Mazen El Solh
Knowledge Management  
Director of Research for Development (DR4D) Etienne Duveiller
CIM Integrated Expert Ernst-Otto Zippel
Support Unit  
Research Assistant-Biometrics Ametonou Florentin
PDF (CIPA project) Confidence Duku
Research Assistant Justin Fagnombo Djagba
Integrated Breeding Platform (IBP)  
Regional Deployment Manager Gorgui Alioune Mbow
BMS Support Specialist Mable Mulanya
Molecular Breeding Specialist Manilal William Harindra
Communication and Knowledge Management Specialist Valerie Boire
IT/Data Manager Tiare Hermann Williams Some
Adviser on Plant Breeding Michel Ragot
Genetic Diversity and Improvement Program 
Program Leader, Genetic Diversity and Improvement Dule Zhao
Head, Genetic Resources Unit Marie-Noëlle Ndjiondjop
Irrigated Rice Breeder Baboucarr Manneh
Rice Breeder (High Altitudes) Negussie Shoatek Zenna
Rice Breeder and Project Coordinator (KAFACI) Kyung-Ho Kang
PDF (Abiotic Stress Tolerance) Vimal Kumar Semwal
Research Assistant Fatimata Bachabi
Research Assistant Daniel Tia Dro
Research Assistant Daouda Mbodji
Research Assistant Nana Kofi Amoah
Research Assistant Makante Delphine
Research Assistant Cheikh Oumar Ly
Assistant de Programmes Tiémoko Coulibaly           
Database Manager Alphonse Goungoulou
Research Assistant Documentalist and Data Curator Kondrou Gnikoua
Assistant de Recherche en Biotechnologie Mamadou Sock
Assistant de recherche Sedjro Bienvenu Kpeki
Assistant de recherche Kobi Kora Orou
Sustainable Productivity Enhancement Program  
Program Leader, Sustainable Productivity Enhancement Koichi Futakuchi
Agronomist Kazuki Saito
Extension agronomist Senthilkumar Kalimuthu
Grain Quality and Postharvest Technology Scientist Sali Atanga Ndindeng
Agronomist Krishna Devkota
PDF (Agronomy) Arisoa Rajaona
PDF (Agriculture and Climate Change) Elliott Dossou-Yovo
PDF (Plant Phenotyping) Nouhoun Belko
PDF (System Agronomist) Ibrahim Ali
Research Assistant Cesse Valère Mel
Research Assistant Kokou Ahouanton
Research Assistant Perpetue Kouame
Research Assistant Adin Yeton Bloukounon Goubalan
Soil Lab Manager Salifou Goube Mairoua
Research Technician-Plant phenotyping Kouassi Guillaume Kouame
Policy, Innovation Systems and Impact Assessment Program  
Rice Value Chain Expert and Gender Focal Point Gaudiose Mujawamariya
Marketing and Rice Value Chain Expert Edgar Twine
Impact Assessment Economist Arouna Aminou
Agricultural Economist - Value Chain Specialist Mandiaye Diagne
Research Assistant Florent Kinkingninhoun
Research Assistant Esther Leah Achandi
Research Assistant Maimouna Ndour
Rice Sector Development Program  
Leader, Rice Sector Development Program Sidi Sanyang
Agronomist/Water Management Specialist Idinoba Philip
Seed Unit Coordinator Saidu Bah
Rice Seed Expert Alhassan Maji
Water management specialist Roland Issaka
Research Assistant Oyetunji Olumoye
Research Associate Olabisi Ilebani
Research Associate Sale Audu
Research Associate Abraham Ogwu

Strategic Partnerships

Director of Strategic Partnerships  
Regional Representative, Senegal Baboucarr Manneh
Regional Representative, Nigeria Francis Nwilene 
Country Representative, Madagascar Gaudiose Mujawamariya
Country Representative, Liberia Inoussa Akintayo
Executive Assistant (Regional Representation Nigeria) Olaoye-Williams Seyi
DSP Services/Units  
Marketing & Communications  
Head, Marketing & Communications Savitri Mohapatra
French Translator-Editor Maimouna Diatta
Translator Fassouma Sanogo
Capacity Development    
Head, Capacity Development Unit Khady Dramé
Training Assistant Lucie Dalie

Corporate Services

Director of Finance Kolade Olatifede
Administrative Support Service Officer Damtotine Tiem
Chef de l'Administration et des Finances (Senegal) Samba Soulé Ba 
Finance (Accounting, Planning & Budget)  
Head of Accounting Sunil Awasthi
Planning and Budget Manager Sarah Crawford
Senior Accountant Akram Akanni Abiodou Sadikou
Senior Accountant Dignan Zeze
Project Accountant Adekunle A. Omoniyi
Outstations Finance Coordinator Nike Osuolale
Facilities and Operations  
Head of Facilities and Operations Klana Dagnogo 
Infrastructure and Operations Assistant Gilbert Kato
Information & Communication Technology  
Interim Head of ICT Unit Christian Kacou
Electronic Engineer Kpangui Pascal
Systems Analyst Abdoulaye Sanwidi
Assistant de recherche-Systèmes d'Information Mobio Modeste Romaric N'kou       
Network Administrator and IT Helpdesk Marius Koffi
Procurement and Supplies Manager Edja Messou
Human Resources and Administration  
Head of Human Resources and Administration Nafissatou Ndiour-Bella
Human Resources Officer Yves Arsène Abouna
Human Resources Coordinator Maimouna Ouattara
Travel Assistant Yewande Kola-Olatifede
Welcome Officer Gisele Dago
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Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice)



AfricaRice is a CGIAR Research Center –
part of a global research partnership
for a food-secure future.
It is also an intergovernmental association of
African member countries.


AfricaRice Headquarters
01 BP 4029, Abidjan 01, Côte d'Ivoire
T: +225 22 48 09 10; F: +225 22 44 26 29

M’bé Research Station
01 B.P. 2551, Bouaké 01, Côte d'Ivoire
T: +225 22 48 09 20; F: +225 31 63 25 78

E: AfricaRice@cgiar.org


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