The official launch event of the Pan-Africa Network was held in December 2020. Check out the agenda here. Headquartered in Nigeria, the Network also has representation from Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

Key Aims

Strengthen the Nutrition workforce in the region through education and training opportunities

Enable positive interactions between the Nutrition workforce and other health professionals

Organise an Annual Regional Meeting to share and showcase examples of good practice

Steering Committee

PAN-AFRICA Launch Event Attendees & Founding Members

Sonigitu Asibong Ekpe*

Calabar, Nigeria

Kai Sento Kargbo**

New York, USA & Sierra Leone

Dr Betta Edu

Chair, Commissioners of Health


Betty Egharevba

Director, Federal Ministry of Budget and National Planning


Hon. Benjamin Kalu

National Assembly


Prof (Mrs) Margaret Akpana Agiang

Nutrition Society of Nigeria



Dr Lorin Bih

Medical Practitioner



Dr James Humuza

Dean, School of Public Health



Hon. D. Ngamije

Minister of Health



Nicole Jabo

Advisor to Minister of Health


Dr Laila Lokosang

CAADP Advisor for Food and Nutrition

Africa Union


Stacia Nordin, RD

Private Sector


Alberto Banze

Private Sector



Fidel Joao


Prince Ishmael Dimah

Ghana Health Services


Dr Vincent Micheal Kiberu

College of Health Sciences, Makerere University


Dr Laila Lokosang

CAADP Advisor for Food and Nutrition

Africa Union


Prince Ishmael Dimah

Ghana Health Services



Dr. Vincent Micheal Kiberu

College of Health Sciences, Makerere University


Maureen Maduagwu

Summer School/IANE



Abioye Oladipupo

Summer School/IANE


Ebiambu Ondoh Agwara

Summer School/IANE



Umar Faruk Apord Karim

Summer School/IANE



Stephen Ochieng Otieno

Summer School/IANE



Timon Bati Onyango

Summer School/IANE


Prof Bernard Chazovachii 

Dean, Julius Nyerere School of Social Sciences                                   

Great Zimbabwe University


Dr Josiah Taru  

Chairperson, Department of Sociology and Social anthropology  

Great Zimbabwe University


Dr Gibson Mhlanga,

Chief Director Preventive Services


Handreas Njovo

Deputy Director of Nutrition Services


Ruth Machaka

Nutrition Interventions Manager


Mr T. K. Nyadzayo

Nutrition Surveillance Manager


Anita Asiimwe

Director-General, National Child Development Agency 


Prof. Ingrid Fromm

Bern University


Dr Dionysia (Sissy) Lyra

Dubai, UAE

* Regional Network Lead

* Regional Network Deputy Lead

morocco section

In collaboration with the Moroccan Ministry of Health and the British Council, NNEdPro received funding to build collaborations between early career nutrition researchers from both Morocco and the UK.  


NNEdPro conducted a workshop in Rabat, Morocco to examine local nutrition research gaps and research capacity needs. The event brought together numerous researchers, government representatives and policy makers who worked to form a Nutrition Task Force with the ultimate goal to raise awareness of the nutrition research needs in Morocco and understand the central role of healthcare professionals in empowering and supporting local nutrition researchers.


The workshop has subsequently resulted in further funding from UNESCO that is currently being used to develop a digital nutrition education platform targeted at healthcare professionals.

Morocco Articles

Our Network in Morocco developed from our Scaling UP Nutrition capacity building initiative in April 2016. Read our article to learn more. 

morocco section founding members

Mei Yen Chan, UK

Gabriele Mocciaro, UK

Mike Newell, UK

Sonja Nicholson, UK

Nida Ziauddeen, UK

Hassan Aguenaou, Morocco

Amal Alla, Morocco

Leila Ammari, Morocco

Larbi Bouaiti, Morocco

Khalid El Bairi, Morocco

Amina Barkat, Morocco

Ahmed Badahi, Morocco

Rabii Baha, Morocco

Fatiha Chigr, Morocco

Khalid El Kari, Morocco

Hicham ElberrI, Morocco

Malika Hajjab, Morocco

Jaafar Heikel, Morocco

FaFma Zahra Mouzouni, Morocco

Azlaf Mehdi, Morocco

Imane Menchawy, Morocco

Benjelloun Mohammed, Morocco

Naima Otmani, Morocco

Amine Radouani, Morocco

Mahjoub Sahaba, Morocco

Saloua Labzizi, Morocco

Central Ops and Strategy Facilitation