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Management Team

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Amy Jamison

Associate Director for Institutional Engagement

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Isaac Minde

Associate Director for Capacity Strengthening

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Lisa Frugé

Managing Coordinator for International Projects and Events

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José Jackson-Malete

Associate Director for Operations and Research Management

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Lisa Hinds

Fiscal Officer and Office Supervisor 

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richard-mkandawire_250px.jpgTo ensure Africa-based co-leadership, the AAP appointed Dr. Richard Mkandawire as the Director of the AAP Secretariat, based in Lilongwe, Malawi. The AAP Secretariat promotes the harmonization of AAP activities with related programs and activities of African institutions and organizations and mobilizes external grant support for AAP-supported activities. In 2018, the Secretariat will expand its presence in West Africa.

Advisory Board

The  Advisory Board meets quarterly to guide and provide feedback on the AAP’s activities and plans.

Aggrey Ambali

Head and Advisor of NEPAD Science, Technology and Innovation Hub (South Africa)

Titus Awokuse

Professor and Chair, Department of Agriculture, Food, and Resource Economics (Michigan State University, USA)

Thelma Awori

Chair Emeritus, Founding Chair and President – Sustainable Market Women’s Fund (Uganda)

Candace Keller

Professor, Department of Art, Art History, and Design (Michigan State University, USA)

Penina Mlama

Professor, Creative Arts Department and Mwalimu Nyerere Professorial Chair in Pan-African Studies (University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)

Moses Osiru

Deputy Executive Secretary, RUFORUM Secretariat (Uganda)

Paul Zeleza

Vice Chancellor, Untied States International University – Africa (Kenya)