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Mshigeni, Keto Elitabu

Category: TWAS Fellows
Mshigeni (PhD, botanical sciences, 1974, U. of Hawaii) is Chairman, Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission (TAEC); Vice Chancellor, Hubert Kairuki Memorial U., Tanzania; Founder member and former Secr. Gen., Tanzania Acad. of Sciences (TAAS). He was Founder UNESCO/UNU Africa Chair for spearheading the UNU ZERI Programme in Africa; Regional Director, UNDP/UNOPS programme on sustainable development for Africa's biodiversity; Pro-Vice Chancellor (Academic and Research), U. of Namibia; Prof. of Botany and Founding. Dir. of Postgrad. Studies, U. of Dar es Salaam; and Editor-in-Chief, Discovery and Innovation journal. He is Fellow, African Academy of Sciences (AAS); World Technology Network (WTN). He received the Boutros-Boutros Ghali prize for Africa; the AAS/CIBA Prize for Agricultural Biosciences; and the Association of African Universities (AAU) Higher Education and Research Excellence Award.
First Names Keto Elitabu
Surname Mshigeni
Nationality Tanzania
Category Fellow
Year of Election 1987
Section 01-Agricultural Sciences
Keywords : Seaweeds; Mushrooms; Ethnobotany; Bioresource protection, cultivation, and value-addition; Higher Education in Africa.