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Morris Akiri Regional Director, CABI Africa

T: +254 20 2271000

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CABI, Canary Bird, 673 Limuru Road, Muthaiga, PO Box 633-00621, Nairobi, Kenya

As the Regional Director for CABI's centre in Africa, I am responsible for overseeing our work here and our staff. Prior to this I was responsible for CABI's project portfolio which involved overseeing and reporting on project performance across CABI, implementing systems to monitor and improve project delivery and effectiveness and providing overall financial management in CABI's International Development work.


I have more than 20 years’ experience in sound business development, financial and project management, and budgetary controls and monitoring. I have gained practical experience in fieldwork, building capacity and effective partnerships from my work globally, with extensive experience in Africa. I hold Certified Public Accountant CPA(K), BSc - Accounting, MBA – Strategic Management and a Doctorate in Business Leadership (DBL) – Supply Chain Risk Management qualifications. I have attended many leadership and management courses and currently sit on a number of corporate boards.

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GIZ Crop Protection Baseline Study

Pests and diseases often limit how much smallholder famers can produce. They affect crops both pre and post-harvest by reducing their value or making them unsafe for human consumption. Farmers try to reduce losses through a range of techniques, some of which have human or environmental health impacts. This...
Project image: Controlling Japanese knotweed in Great Britain

Guaranteeing credit to coffee farmers in Ethiopia and Rwanda

Coffee is one of the largest traded commodities in the world, providing livelihoods for 25 million farming families, and is crucial to many countries’ GDP. In places such as Ethiopia and Rwanda, coffee plays a critical role in the economy and revitalising coffee production and quality is vital; allowing...