Prof. Keto E. Mshigeni
Keto Mshigeni is a highly accomplished academic, scholar, researcher, and administrator. He is an elected Fellow of the World Technology Network (WTN), the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), the African Academy of Sciences (AAS), and the Tanzania Academy of Sciences (TAAS). Professor Mshigeni became a full Professor of Botany in 1979; and has served Tanzania, Africa, and the global community in various capacities. He had previously served as Secretary General of the Tanzania Academy of Sciences; Editor-in-Chief of Discovery and Innovation (a joint journal of TWAS and AAS); Founding Pro-Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Research, University of Namibia; Head of the Botany Department and Founding Director of Postgraduate Studies, University of Dar es Salaam; UNESCO/United Nations University (UNU) Africa Chair for promoting UNU’s Zero Emissions Research Initiative (ZERI) in Africa; UNU Chair for the International Advisory Council on ZERI; UNOPS Regional Director for pioneering: a UNDP project on Promoting Sustainable Development from Africa’s Biodiversity: a project that was based in Namibia, at UNAM, and that covered eight African countries.