Winner of the Africa Tech CIO Award – Congratulations to Boniface O. Akuku, KALRO

We want to make use of this opportunity to congratulate Boniface O. Akuku, Director ICT, Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Research Organization (KALRO), for being awarded the Africa Tech CIO of the Year, during the recent  Africa Tech Week event in Cape Town, SA (on 5 March 2019). Awards do not only acknowledge success; they also recognize many other qualities, such as ability, struggle, effort, internal motivation, but above all – excellence. This is a great acknowledgment for the hard work and tireless efforts Boniface, in promoting open access to quality data and research related to agriculture, the development of applications to assist farmers, and many more! Boniface’s future plans include making use of disruptive technology & automation to make open data more applicable in Agriculture. AOSP and the Africa community are incredibly proud of you! Congratulations, and well deserved! Visit the following: KALRO e-Repository and the KAINet e-Repository.

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