Scientific Committee

Dr. Abdelbagi M. Ismail

Principal Scientist and IRRI Representative for Africa
International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
Nairobi, Kenya

Dr. Kanayo F. Nwanze

Chairman & Chief Executive
FAYODE
Lagos-Nigeria

Dr. Ren Wang

Senior Vice President of the BGI Group
President, BGI Global Development
Shenzen-China

Dr. Samarendu Mohanty

Asia Regional Director
International Potato Center
Vietnam

Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra

Secretary to Government of India, Department of Agricultural Research & Education (DARE)
Director General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)
India

Prof. Benildo G. de los Reyes

Bayer Crop Science Endowed Chair in Plant Genomics
Associate Department Chair for Research and Graduate Programs
Department of Plant and Soil Science
Texas Tech University
Texas, United States of America

Prof. Dr. Bernd Mueller-Roebe

Research Group Leader, Plant Signaling
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology
Brandenburg, Germany

Organizing Committee

Mr. Laksiri Abeysekera

Director of Corporate Services
ICBA

Dr. R. K. Singh

Section Head,
Program Leader on Crop Diversification and Genetics
ICBA

Dr. Khalil Ammar

Section Head,
Sustainable Natural Resources Management Section
Principal Scientist - Hydrology/Hydrogeology
ICBA

Mr. Abdumutalib Begmuratov

Head,
Knowledge Management and Communications Section
ICBA

Mr. Showkat Nabi Rather

Journalism and Media Outreach Specialist
ICBA

Ms. Mai Shalaby

Curator of Emirates Soil Museum
ICBA

Mr. Ghazi Jawad Al-Jabri

Capacity Building Specialist
ICBA

Ms. Norah Tapera

Associate in Partnerships and Resource Mobilization
ICBA

Ms. Dima Al-Kahhale

Executive Assistant
ICBA