April 7, 2020 - PEP congratulates icipe, home to the PEP Global Secretariat, on 50 years of research and capacity building to alleviate poverty and ensure food security.
Prof. Jane Mariara, Executive Director of PEP, extends warm congratulations to icipe on behalf of PEP’s Board of Directors, management, staff and research network:
PEP is extremely proud to be associated with icipe and the enormous contribution it has made over the last fifty years, both to finding solutions to Africa’s priority problems and for the entire developing world. Icipe’s journey is truly inspiring, reinforcing the value of research and technology development in solving global problems such as poverty alleviation, food insecurity and environmental health, among others.
We at PEP appreciate the enormous support that our institution has received from the Centre, commencing with your initial support in 2013 as PEP negotiated a Host Country Agreement with the Government of Kenya allowing us to establish our Global Secretariat in Nairobi. PEP has thereafter continued to enjoy excellent services from the Centre, which contribute immensely to our operational efficiency as we execute our mandate of supporting locally-driven high-quality, policy-engaged research. We learn so much from icipe in our endeavors to contribute to contextualized policy solutions for sustainable and inclusive development.
Congratulations once again! We at PEP wish you even greater success in the next phase of icipe.
The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) is Africa’s only institution dedicated to the study of insects and other arthropods. Its mission is to help alleviate poverty, ensure food security, and improve the overall health status of peoples of the tropics, by developing and disseminating management tools and strategies for harmful and useful arthropods, while preserving the natural resource base through research and capacity building.
Since 2013, the PEP Global Secretariat has its offices within icipe’s Nairobi campus .