J. P. Ochieng’-Odero (JPR) is a scientist with a keen interest in the place of science, technology and innovation (ST&I) in economic development, and the role of learning and knowledge sharing in capacity strengthening, especially in the Global South. He is an ardent lobbyist for the increased use of research evidence to inform policy and practice.
JPR has worked with integrated multi-disciplinary research teams involved in both field and laboratory areas of arthropod research. He also worked with the R&D Forum for Science led Development in Africa (RANDFORUM) where he was actively involved in programme planning and development activities, which included negotiating agreements with governments, bilateral and multilateral institutions, coordination and planning for regional S&T Roundtables and policy-oriented Summits.
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