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Dr. Boitshepo Bibi GIYOSE Senior Food and Nutrition Security Advisor, NEPAD - New Partnership for Africa's Development, African Union, Johannesburg


1989-1992 Nutritionist, Field Support Officer, Ministry of Health- Food and Nutrition Unit, Gaborone, Botswana
1995-1996 Nutritionist, Information and Research Officer, Ministry of Health, Food and Nutrition Unit, Gaborone, Botswana
1997-1998 Private Consultant, Nutrition and Dietetics, Private Nutrition & Dietetic Practice Gaborone, Botswana
1996-1998 Senior Manager, TOM PTY LTD. Mogotsi Morekwe Mills - Mochudi/Gaborone, Botswana
1998-2003 Coordinator, Food and Nutrition Programme, CRHCS-ECSA Commonwealth Regional Health Community Secretariat for East, Central, & Southern Africa, Arusha, Tanzania
2004-2004 Private International Nutrition Consultant
2004-2005 Coordinator, Small Population Countries in Africa UN Initiative for HIV/AIDS, UNDP/UNAIDS, UN Botswana Country Team
since 2005 Senior Advisor, Food and Nutrition Security, African Union - NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency


Advisory Member and Country Network Facilitator for SUN - Scaling Up Nutrition Movement
Member of the Regional Steering Committee and Advisor for the Cost of Hunger in Africa Study: The Social and Economic Impact of Child Undernutrition, since 2010
Technical Scientific Advisory Committee on development of RUTF - Ready to Use Therapeutic Foods
Selected by the Global Child Nutrition Forum and Partnership for Child Development to serve on the International Advisory and Review Panel for School Feeding, since 2010
Advisory Committee Member for CCRP - the Collaborative Crops Research Programme of the McKnight Foundation, since 2007
Served on the Global Horticulture Board, 2006-2012


African Policies and Frameworks in Food Security: EC Continental Food Security Seminar March 2007, Nairobi, Kenya, 2007
AU-NEPAD Home Grown School Feeding Programme in Africa: A concept, Ghana Consultations, October 4-5 2007
The Role of Horticulture in Food Security, Nutrition and Development: FAV Health 2007, Houston, Texas USA, 2007
Nourish or Perish? The Role of Underutilized Plants in Society, Nutrition and Health. International Symposium  Underutilized Species for Food, Nutrition, Income and Sustainable Development , Arusha, Tanzania 2008
Giyose, B.D.: The Role of AU-NEPAD in Fighting Hunger and Improving Nutrition - Paper presented at the Concern Worldwide International Conference on Fighting Hunger, Dublin, Ireland 16, October 2008


Awarded a NORAD scholarship to pursue postgraduate studies at Cornell University, 1992
Awarded First Prize at the Botswana International Trade Fair for innovation and best business venture in traditional foods development, Seboana Products, 1998
Awarded a 'Distinguished Alumna Award' in recognition of exceptional professional achievement by Appalachian State University in North Carolina, USA, 2007