Dr. Alfred Niyokwishimira
Chairman Programmes Committee
Dr. Alfred Niyokwishimira is the Director General, Institut des Sciences Agronomiques du Burundi (ISABU). He is a Veterinarian by training with a specialization in Preventive Veterinary Medicine. He has held several positions of responsibility in Burundi since 2009. He was, Provincial Manager of Veterinary Services (2008-2011), Manager of the National Laboratory and Veterinary Clinic of Bujumbura before being promoted to the position of Director of the Department of Animal Health (DSA) as Director in charge of Veterinary Services (DVS) in Burundi (2014-2016). He started as a junior researcher with a Master of Research (2011-2014) and later obtained a Doctorate (2016-2020) from Guangxi University and the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (GS- CAAS) in the People’s Republic of China. His research work is mainly in the field of diagnosis, prevention and control of animal diseases with particular interest in virology and applied molecular biology. He has published several scientific articles in internationally renowned journals. He is also a visiting teacher at the University of Burundi and many other Higher Education Institutions.