Prof. John David Kabasa

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Prof. John David Kabasa is the Principal, College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity (CoVAB), Makerere University. He holds a PhD in Veterinary Medicine from Goettingen University, Germany and is a visiting Professor in a number of African and Western Universities.

He is the founding Director of the Africa Institute for Strategic Animal Resource Services and Development (AFRISA) and holds a variety of development positions in Uganda including: member of the Advisory Committee for the Implementation of the Africa Union (AU) Strategic plan for Animal Resources Development, national coordinator The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Council Chapter, national task force member on Avian Influenza , Chair of the National Biodiversity Committee for the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), and Chair of the Agricultural and Water Resources Task Force on Climate Change.

He is also Chair of the Uganda Veterinary Board and the academic director of a number of regional Association of Clinical Pathologists (ACP) research and training networks. Prof. Kabasa plays leading roles in a number of public and private partnerships that draw together commercial, governmental and academic interests in public and ecosystem health, urban and rural economic development.