The Target Malaria consortium has announce the appointment of Dr Charles Mugoya as its new Regulatory Affairs Manager for Africa.
Dr Mugoya is a well-known regulatory expert on the continent who previously served as Chairperson, National Biosafety Committee (NBC) at the Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST), a regulatory institution for biosafety matters. He was leading and overseeing regulatory processes for biosafety and has contributed to the development of regulatory processes for contained use and confined field trials for genetically modified crops and insect vectors. He had been a UNCST member for the past twenty years.
“Dr Mugoya will be a tremendous asset to the Target Malaria project and has my highest recommendation” noted Dr. Martin Ongol, Executive Secretary of the UNCST.
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In his new role, Dr Mugoya will be part of Target Malaria’s Regulatory Affairs Team responsible for directly supporting African partner teams, as well as the global project team, in navigating the evolving regulatory and policy landscape in Africa. Dr Mugoya was selected as part of a competitive and open recruitment process. “
Dr Mugoya is going to be a great addition to the Target Malaria team. Our goal is to develop innovative solutions for fighting malaria in Africa, and, to do so, we are collaborating with top African experts to make sure our work is co-developed by Africans, for Africans”, stated Prof. Austin Burt, Principal Investigator of Target Malaria.
Dr Mugoya brings 28 years of experience in research and development in Agriculture, Environment, Biotechnology, Biosafety, Biopolicy and Biosecurity. His background in designing and implementing national, regional and international research and development projects will be an asset for Target Malaria and its stakeholders as the project makes progress along its step-by-step development pathway.
Before joining UNCST, Dr Mugoya was Program Manager at the Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA). For 10 years he ran the Agro-biodiversity and Biotechnology Program. This program was established to build capacity in biotechnology in eleven countries of the Eastern, Central African region.