Anthony Oko-Isu

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Dr Anthony Oko-Isu

Member since: 09/28/2018 - 13:43
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Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo, Ebonyi State, Nigeria
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Abakaliki, Ebonyi State

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Anthony is an exemplary scholar as well as a person of tremendous character with significant leadership skills. He is a lecturer and Head of the Agribusiness and Management Department at the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike (AE-FUNAI) Ebonyi State, Nigeria. He joined the University in August 2015. Oko-Isu has strong academic research excellence evidenced in his research outputs and publications with top-tier journals. He is also a successful leader as he pioneered the Agribusiness and Management program and Department and till date the Head of the program. He also doubles as the Pioneer Director of AE-FUNAI Farms Directorate a position he occupies to date. His responsibilities in AE-FUNAI included; secretary - University Central Accreditation committee, Faculty seminar committee, Faculty research team and Faculty cooperative society; member of Faculty summit and Hidden Hunger conference organizing committees; Coordinator for Establishment of Centre for Food and Nutrition Security, etc. In Nigeria, he is a member of the National advisory committee on Micronutrient Deficiency Control as well as a member of the State Committee on Food and Nutrition for Ebonyi State. He served as a member of the local organizing committee that hosted the National micronutrient conference organized by the Government of Nigeria and its partners. In November 2019, he was elected as the first African into the Technical Advisory Board (TAB) representing Europe and Africa in Research Data Alliance (RDA). Anthony is a recipient of research grants and fellowships including the OCP Research LLC grant and the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) training fellowship on “Computer Applications in agriculture” where he was the only one selected from West Africa. He has also received several pieces of training from the Association of Commonwealth Universities, United Nations Food and Agricultural Association (FAO), the World Bank Group, etc. Anthony is an experienced researcher with a demonstrated history of huge data handling and collection in his research institution and for other organizations. He is Skilled in Data Analysis, Quantitative Research, Agripreneurship, rural development, poverty reduction, management, and Economics. Among his assets as a professional is an ability to effectively organize and facilitate groups, especially for purposes of collaborative and participatory research (such as interdisciplinary research and projects that involve a community advisory board) and faculty development to enhance the research capacity of faculty and staff. He is skilled in group dynamics and related communications. Oko-Isu is married to Mercy and with two wonderful daughters - Esther and Goodness

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