[CODATA-international] Congratulations to Boniface O. Akuku, KALRO - Winner of the Africa Tech CIO Award

Asha CODATA asha at codata.org
Wed Mar 13 13:32:04 EDT 2019

CODATA would like to warmly congratulate Boniface O. Akuku
<Boniface.Akuku at kalro.org>, Director ICT, Kenya Agricultural & Livestock
Research Organization (KALRO) <http://www.kalro.org/>, for being awarded
the Africa Tech CIO of the Year, during the recent Africa Tech Week
<https://africatechweek.co.za/#winners2019> event in Cape Town, South
Africa (on 5 March 2019). Boniface is one of the co-chairs of the CODATA
Agricultural Data Task Group

This is award signifies very well-deserved recognition of Boniface's skills
and tireless efforts in managing the KALRO data resources, promoting the
availabiity of quality data and information resources for farmers and
agricultural scientists.

Boniface's work with the Agricultural Data Task Group includes driving the
agenda for FAIR agricultural data, developing skills and capacity and
engaging stakeholders around data and information services in the East
African Region.

Well done, Boniface!


   - CODATA Agricultural Data Task Group
   - KALRO e-Repository <http://www.kalro.org:8080/repository/>
   - KAINet e-Repository <http://www.kainet.ne.ke/>


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