HON. DR. HENRY MUSA KPAKA Ph.D.

Minister of Agriculture & Forestry

  1. HON. DR. HENRY MUSA KPAKA Ph.D.

    MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE & FOOD SECURITY,

    GOVERNMENT OF SIERRA LEONE

    Dr. Henry Musa Kpaka, the Minister of Agriculture for Sierra Leone is a Harvard University alumnus and London School of Economics trained economist. His profound knowledge and extensive experience in multinational development institutions and across the African continent uniquely position him for this pivotal role.

    Before his appointment, Dr. Kpaka contributed his expertise to the Office of the President as Chief Technical Advisor, being an integral part of the Tony Blair Global Institute (TBI) Advisory Team in Sierra Leone. He also provided effective leadership as an Agriculture Advisor to the Minister of Agriculture.

    Prior to his endeavors in Sierra Leone, Dr. Kpaka demonstrated his commitment to sustainable agriculture at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA). Here, he co-managed a ten-million-dollar project in partnership with the governments of Tanzania and Uganda, developing new strategies to deliver agricultural technologies to smallholder farmers efficiently.

    Dr. Kpaka’s distinguished career includes impactful roles at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Bank. At the Gates Foundation, he handled a substantial agriculture sector portfolio spanning West and East Africa and India. At the World Bank, his focus was on devising effective policy interventions that could improve the ease of doing business in developing and emerging economies.

    Having earned his Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and a BSc in Economics, Dr. Kpaka is also a Public Policy Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. As the new Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Kpaka is poised to drive significant transformation in Sierra Leone’s agriculture sector, drawing from his wealth of professional experience and academic excellence.

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