The 2017 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group will be held on May 22-26, 2017 in Ahmedabad, India. The Annual Meetings are the Bank’s largest annual event and serve to raise the profile of the institution on the global stage. Find out more

Ola Smith

Olanrewaju Smith (Professor of Animal Production and Health) has over 20 years experience in International Development with a focus on improved and sustainable use of natural resources. He has served in various positions including:member of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel of GEF; Regional Director, West and Central Africa Regional Office of IDRC; Executive Secretary of the Global Forum on Agricultural Research; Chair of the Committee on Science and Technology United Nations Convention to combat desertification. Examples of thematic areas of expertise include: desertification and land regeneration, food security and environmental sustainability, strategic partnerships among stakeholders involved in the agricultural sector.