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Programme Manager for Grand Challenges Africa, African Academy of Sciences

Moses works at the Africa Academy of Sciences as the Grand Challenges Africa programme manager. He has over 15 years’ experience managing innovation and research grants both from the recipient’s and funder’s side. Moses supports scientists to design and conduct locally relevant research proposals, their associated technology transfer, capacity strengthening and policy engagement for the development of Africa. He not only concentrates on individual researchers but also on the innovation and the research ecosystem in Africa. Moses has experience in implementing health and research programmes in resource-limited settings in the fields of vaccinology, oncology, antibiotics resistance, HIV, leishmaniasis, asthma, breast cancer and renal anaemia. He has worked for GSK, Hoffman La Roche and Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative. Moses studied medicine at the University of Nairobi (Kenya) and later Public Health at the University of Birmingham (UK). He has been awarded the LSHTM Executive Global Health Leadership fellowship 2019, The Archbishop Desmond Tutu African Leadership fellowship in 2014, the EU Contact Point Network for Young African Scientists Fellowship in 2007 and the British Chevening Scholarship in 2005.


  • –present
    Programme Manager for Grand Challenges Africa, African Academy of Sciences, African Academy of Sciences


  • 2019 
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine UK, Global Health Security
  • 2014 
    University of Oxford, African Leadership Fellowship
  • 2006 
    University of Birmingham UK, MPH
  • 2001 
    University of Nairobi, MBChB