Dr. Canisius Kanangire

Executive Director
African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF), Kenya

Dr. Canisius Kanangire, is the Executive Director of the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) since July 2021. An astute administrator, academician, and internationally recognized professional, Dr. Kanangire is an experienced technocrat with a wealth of knowledge in leadership and management of international institutions, including developing strategic partnerships and networks at regional, continental, and global levels with great ability for resource mobilization with more than 35 years’ cumulative experience in different leadership roles.

Before joining AATF, he has served in the capacity of Executive Secretary at the African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW), a pan-African inter-governmental institution and a delivery mechanism on water and sanitation for the African Union; the Executive Secretary at the Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC); as the Regional Manager of its Capacity Building Program and later Head of Strategic Planning and Management at the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI).

A one-time lecturer and Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Rwanda, Canisius was also a member of the Board of Directors of ISAR (the Rwandan Institute for Agricultural Research) restructured into the current Rwanda Agricultural Board (RAB). Dr Canisius Kanangire holds a doctorate degree in Aquatic Sciences and Master’s degree in Freshwater Ecology from the University of Namur, Belgium.