Our 2015 Global Fellows

Clet Wandui Masiga

Mr. Clet Wandui Masiga is a conservation biologist and geneticist and the founder and moderator of an online debate and mailing system on biotechnology. He uses several platforms to create awareness and capacity for African communities and legislators to adopt biosafety legislations. He is the most published opinion writer in support of genetically modified organisms in Uganda. As a biotechnology steward, he has trained scientists and regulators responsible for biotechnology science, demonstrating that it is safe for humans and does not disrupt trade in biotechnology products. He is trained in biodiversity conservation, biotechnology, breeding, policy analysis and advocacy, and project coordination, management and implementation. Since 2000, he has worked in 18 countries managing and supervising projects related to biotechnology, biosafety policies, biodiversity, natural resources, and agricultural and rural development. At present, Clet is a director of bioscience engineering and farm innovations at Tropical Institute of Development Innovations (TRIDI). He also works as a director for access and utilization of farm technologies and innovations at Sabunyo Farm. From 2009 to August 2014, he worked for Agrobiodiversity and Biotechnology Programme of the Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in East and Central Africa (ASARECA). His work covered 11 countries of Eastern and Central Africa with the primary responsibility of providing management and technical assistance in designing and implementing agricultural projects that focused on utilizing biotechnology as a tool to exploit agricultural biodiversity to improve agricultural productivity.