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

Director General Harold Roy-Macauley
Personal Assistant to the Director General Vanessa Kouadio
Chief of Staff  
Chief of Staff (CS) Marcel Nwalozie
Secretariat -- BOT, NEC and COM  
Strategic Initiatives  
Monitoring and Evaluation  
Risk Management  
Strategic Support  
Multimedia Designer R. Raman
Protocol Officer Justin Belemkoabga
Internal Audit  
Internal Audit Manager  
Director Research for Development (DR4D) Etienne Duveiller
Assistant to DR4D Baikeh Florence
DR4D Services/Units  
Research Planning and Coordination  
Head, Research planning and coordination Paul Kiepe 
Conventions & Grants  
Project Management and Resource mobilization Officer Mazen El Solh
Regional Representative, Senegal Baboucarr Manneh
Regional Representative, Nigeria Francis Nwilene 
Country Representative, Madagascar Gaudiose Mujawamariya
Country Representative, Liberia Inoussa Akintayo
Support Unit  
Research Assistant-Biometrics Ernst Kouadio Dan
Research Assistant Justin Fagnombo Djagba
CIM Integrated Expert Ernst-Otto Zippel
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
Project Coordinator (KAFACI)  
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
Database Manager Alphonse Goungoulou
Research Assistant Documentalist and Data Curator Kondrou Gnikoua
Research Assistant Mamadou Sock
Research Assistant Sedjro Bienvenu Kpeki
Research Assistant 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
Agriculture and Climate Change Specialist Elliott Dossou-Yovo
PDF (Plant Phenotyping) Nouhoun Belko
PDF (System Agronomist) Ibrahim Ali
Research Assistant Aina Aindiatsiorimanana
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
Prrogram Assistant Celestine Kilongosi
Research Assistant Irina Andrianina Tefy
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
DeSIRA Project Coordinator Inoussa Akintayo
Mechanization Specialist Jean Moreira
Agro-processing Specialist Roger Ahouansou
Senegal Seed Systems Project Coordinator Moustapha Gaye
Senegal Seed Systems Project M&E Specialist Couna Yaye Sylla
Research Assistant Olabisi Ilebani
Research Assistant Fatai Abiodun
Research Assistant Onojumhesila Eyike
Research Assistant Abraham Ogwu

Strategic Business Initiatives

Director of Strategic Business Initiatives (DSBI) Nafissatou Ndiour-Bella
DSBI Services/Units  
Human Resources and Administration  
Human Resources Officer Yves Arsène Abouna
Human Resources Coordinator Maimouna Ouattara
Travel Assistant Yewande Kola-Olatifede
Welcome Officer Gisele Dago
Marketing & Communications  
Head, Marketing & Communications Savitri Mohapatra
French Translator-Editor Maimouna Diatta
Business Development and Partnerships  
Capacity Development    
Head, Capacity Development Unit Khady Dramé
Training Assistant Lucie Dalie

Finance and Corporate Services

Director of Finance and Corporate Services (DFCS) 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
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
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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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