About the Author
Abdul B. Kamara is the first Sierra Leonean, and fourth African, Laureate of Germany's prestigious Josef G. Knoll Science Award. He holds a Ph.D. in agricultural economics and rural development from the University of Göttingen, Germany. Over two decades, Kamara has served in technical, senior managerial and high level representational positions at the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), the United Nations (UN) and the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), including a one year stint as Assistant Secretary General at the UN while serving as Deputy Joint Special Representative of the AU-UN Mission in Darfur, Sudan. He is currently the AfDB’s Resident Representative in the Republic of Sudan. Kamara was born in Tambiama, Bombali District, Sierra Leone, and grew up in Kpetewoma Lugbu and Bo.