Dr Moredreck Chibi

Regional Innovation Adviser - World Health Organization | Regional Office for Africa

Dr Moredreck Chibi

Regional Innovation Adviser - World Health Organization | Regional Office for Africa

Biography

Dr Chibi works for the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, as Regional Innovation Adviser in the Office of the Regional Director. His main role is coordinating implementation of the Transformation Agenda, whose objective is to accelerate the implementation of WHO reforms within the African Region. He is the brains behind the first WHO Innovation Challenge that was successfully launched in October 2018, which in just 4 weeks attracted over 2500 applications from innovators from the African continent and abroad. He is also serving as a global expert for United Nations Global Impact Program for SDG Innovations

Before moving to the Regional Office, he worked as Technical Officer in WHO based in Geneva, Switzerland, where he was part of the team coordinating the implementation of the Global Strategy and Plan of Action on Public Health, Innovation Management and Intellectual Property. His passion and career is committed to international development that is geared to implement sustainable innovative home-grown solutions to address health challenges in Africa. He also currently serves as a UN SDGs Innovation Global Expert.
He holds an Executive MBA in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship from the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) institute in Lausanne, Switzerland. He also holds a PhD in Medical Biotechnology from Cape Town, South Africa. Before joining WHO, he worked as Research and Development Scientist at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) in Paris, France and Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) in Geneva, Switzerland.