Prof. Abdulai Jalloh

Position: Board Chair
Categories: Board Members

Prof. Abdulai Jalloh is the Director General of the Sierra Leone Agricultural Research Institute (SLARI) and an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources Management, at Ernest Bai Koroma University of Science and Technology (EBKUST), Sierra Leone. He was previously the Director General for Research and Innovation at Conseil Ouest et Centre Africain pour la Recherche et le Développement Agricoles / West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF). Prof. Jalloh is an agronomist who has engaged in Research for Development in diverse institutions across sub-Saharan Africa for over 30 years.

He has considerable ability and experience in funds mobilization, implementing, and coordinating externally funded programs/projects. Prof. Abdulai has a proven ability to link research outputs with development, food security, and poverty alleviation in the face of climate change. He has extensive contacts with Research and Development stakeholders including farmer organizations, civil society, research organizations such as the National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS), and CGIAR donors and development practitioners across Africa. He has extensive experience and a strong ability to manage transformational change in Research and Development with diverse partnerships for sustainable development and improved livelihoods. He has a good record of scientific publications.