Dr. Paul Nampala (Ugandan) is the Grants Manager at the Secretariat. He joined Secretariat in 2012. He is an Entomologist/Nutritionist with Post-Graduate Level Training in Agricultural Sciences (PhD, Makerere University) & Public Health (MPH, University of Liverpool, UK). Paul worked (2004 – 2011) as Executive Secretary of the Uganda National Academy of Sciences (UNAS). Prior to this Paul worked with the Uganda National Council for Science and Technology as Assistant National Project Coordinator for the National Biotechnology and Biosafety Frameworks under the UNEP/GEF Global Projects on Biotechnology Legislation. As an academic and independent consultant (with Scholarly Works Associates), he has worked with several stakeholders on various aspects in the research for development continuum including issues of evidence-into-policy linkages and evidence-based advice for policymaking. He has participated in the implementation of various projects and served as Team Leader to several consultancy undertakings. Paul is a member of professional and honorific organisations including among others the Uganda National Academy of Sciences, African Crop Science Society, International Biometrics Society, African Association of Insect Scientists, International Federation for Science Editors and Fellow of the Global Young Academy and Fellow of the African Science Institute (ASI).