Dr. Godfrey Bahiigwa has been appointed Office Head for IFPRI’s Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Over the last 15 years, he has worked with national and international research organizations and has been actively involved in food and agricultural policy both as a researcher and a practitioner.
He has extensive experience dealing with the Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS) and the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) at all levels. He previously was the founding coordinator of ReSAKSS Eastern and Central Africa. Prior to joining IFPRI he was the director of Uganda’s Plan for Modernization of Agriculture (PMA) and was the CAADP focal person. He also supported theCAADP process in Rwanda and initiated the establishment of the country’s SAKSS node.
Bahiigwa holds a PhD in agricultural economics from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a Master’s degree in agricultural and applied economics from the University of Minnesota.