Professor Nicolas Barro, new DG of the National Biosafety Agency (ANB) in Burkina Faso, paid a courtesy call on the African Union Development Agency-NEPAD node in Ouagadougou, on 18 September, 2019. He was welcomed by Dr Moussa Savadogo, AUDA-NEPAD Principal Programme Officer and Coordinator of the Ouagadougou node.
Pr Nicolas Barro was appointed Director General of ANB by the Government in Burkina Faso last month. He took office on 5 November, 2019 and replaced Pr Chantal Yvette ZOUNGRANA / KABORE, who has just retired after about 11 years services as head of the Agency.
Prior to joining ANB, Prof. Barro was Vice-president in charge of Curricula and Pedagogical Innovations at “Universite Joseph Kizerbo Ouaga I”, since October 2012. He is a renowned scientist, Food safety Specialist and Full Professor of Biochemistry, Microbiology / Virology. He was awarded the rank of Knight of the International Order of Academic Palms by “Conseil Africain et Malgache pour l’Enseignement Superieur” (CAMES) on 13 November, 2019.