Mr. Bwihangane Birindwa Ahadi

Mr. Bwihangane Birindwa Ahadi is a Congolese from the Democratic Republic of Congo, born on 20th December, 1986. He holds a BSc. Agricultural Sciences and Environmentales studies, MSc. One Health Molecular Biology awarded by the department of Veterinary Pathology, Microbiology and Parasitology at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) in Morogoro, Tanzania. His master’s programme was sponsored by the SACIDS (Southern African Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance) program. Bwihangane has been working with Université Evangélique en Afrique ( as a lecturer in charge of teachings and conduct research for the past six years in the field of agriculture and livestock. He is also acting as an agronomist-specialist at the ministry of Agriculture, livestock and fisheries in DRC. He has supervised over 50 Bachelor finalists students for their researchers. This position predisposes him to a lot of work on adaptive research to help farmers adopt appropriate technology to enhance household food security and improved socio economic status. His research  interest  is mainly  in  the  fields  of Molecular Virology, Vaccinology, Functional Genomics,  Molecular  Genetics  and  Epidemiology  of both animals and human infectious  diseases.  I  am  currently studying  the molecular biological characteristics of emerging and re-emerging viruses of public health and food  security  importance focusing  on  the  development  of  new  generation  and  tailored  biological  and/or  vaccines against viral diseases. Bwihangane is also a coordinator and founder of the centre for biotechnology and epidemiology (CBE) which will be involving many sub-Saharan countries.

He is currently in his last year of study for a PhD in Molecular virology programme at the University of Nairobi Supported by the Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA) programme through RUFORUM, the University of Nairobi and and Université Evangélique en Afrique. His topic of research is on Sero-epidemiology, risk factors and assessment of genetic nature of Peste des petits ruminants virus (PPRV) in differents goat’s genotypes and sheep population in Democratic Republic of Congo