Director of Research, Former Executive Director, CORAF/WECARD
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Paco is a Burkinabe national. He has a PhD and a “Docteur Ès-Sciences Degree” in Plant Pathology from the University of Rennes I, France and the University of Cocody, Côte d’Ivoire, respectively. Dr Paco Sereme is currently the Chairman of the National Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters of Burkina Faso.
He has more than 22 years of experience in research management at national and sub-regional levels as Director General of INERA and Executive Director of CORAF/WECARD. Paco is involved in several Research Networks and Committees, has built strong relations with many institutions devoted to the transformation of agriculture in West and Central Africa.
Founding Member in 2013 of the National Academy of Sciences, Arts, Letters of Burkina Faso, Dr Sereme has received several awards such as Officer of the National Order (Burkina Faso), Knight of the International Academic Palm Order (CAMES) and the National Education Order of Merit (Côte d’Ivoire).
He has produced more than 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals dealing with the major fungal diseases of staple crops in Burkina Faso, supervised several researchers and gave many scientific communications.