Abegaz, Berhanu

Berhanu Abegaz is currently the Executive Director of the African Academy of Science, a pan-African honorific organization with headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.  Abegaz is a chemist by profession with a rich teaching and research experience in several universities in Africa, Europe and the United States.  He has made outstanding contributions to the development of higher education in Africa. He is widely known for promoting South-South cooperation in research and postgraduate education. Abegaz has also served in many national, regional and global organizations such as the UNESCO Science Board (co-Vice Chair of IBSP), the Committee for Scientific Planning and Research of ICSU, as senior Advisor to IOCD, IFS, etc.  He has also received a number of prizes and awards, the IFS-DANIDA award, the Pierre Crabbe Award, and the CNR Rao Award.