The BecA-ILRI Hub's Appolinaire Djikeng appointed director of international tropical livestock centre


Appolinaire Djikeng has been appointed director of the Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health (CTLGH), a partnership between the University of Edinburgh, Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) and the Africa-based International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI).

Djikeng who is currently director of the Biosciences eastern and central Africa- (BecA)-ILRI Hub in Nairobi, has also been appointed to a new Chair in Tropical Agriculture and Sustainable Development at the University of Edinburgh.

With a background and interests in genomics, Djikeng brings to his new appointment a wealth of experience in developing and leading biosciences research and development and capacity building programs across agricultural development and public health initiatives.

The Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health was established to build on the world-class research expertise of its partner institutions, ensuring the development and deployment of genetics and genomics technologies to improve livestock productivity and livelihoods in the tropics.


Read the article on ILRI Clippings Blog: Appoliniare Djikeng, of BecA-ILRI Hub, appointed director of leading tropical livestock centre

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  • Guest (Isidore Houaga)

    I'm delighted about the appointment of Dr Appolinaire Djikeng as Director of CTLGH. I wish him all the success for the growing of this new Research Center of Excellence!
    Isidore Houaga
    2016-2017 ABCF Fellow
    BecA-ILRI Hub

  • Guest (Dr Abdulmojeed Yakubu)

    This is a well deserved appointment. I am sure Dr. Djikeng will perform far above expectations. He has all along proved to a man of vision and mission.

  • Guest (Mutaz Magboul)

    Dr. Appolinaire Djikeng is really a good scientist and director within the last 3 years I have been attended many activities at BecA-ILRI Hub in Nairobi which aim to transfer Knowledge and advanced genetic technologies to the African scientists to improve the productivity of African animals.. so congratulation for appointed a new chair.

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