Western Africa

Ambassador of Finland visits IITA

Her Excellency Pirjo Suomela-Chowdhury, Ambassador of Finland to the Federal Republic of Nigeria, accompanied by Ms Emmi Mwanzagi, Deputy Head of Mission, paid a courtesy visit to IITA on 9 July. They were received by Dr Kenton Dashiell, DDG Partnerships and Capacity Development, and Dr Robert Asiedu, R4D Director, IITA-West Africa.

Dr Dashiell (right) welcomes Ambassador Pirjo Suomela-Chowdhury (middle) and Ms Emmi Mwanzagi to Ibadan.

Dr Dashiell (right) welcomes Ambassador Pirjo Suomela-Chowdhury (middle) and
Ms Emmi Mwanzagi to Ibadan.

The visit also provided an avenue for Dr Dashiell to express IITA’s gratitude to the Finnish Government for promoting the growth of agricultural research in Africa through its financial contributions to IITA and other CG centers over the years.

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