Prof Mnisi selected to attend agriculture, nutrition and health training programme

Prof Kenny Mnisi, a North-West University (NWU) academic in the School of Agricultural Sciences, has been accepted to attend the Agriculture, Nutrition and Health (ANH) Academy Training of Trainers Programme.

The first training workshop will take place from 18 to 22 March 2023 in Stellenbosch.

The Agriculture, Nutrition and Health (ANH) Academy is a global community of interdisciplinary researchers, practitioners and policymakers working on agriculture and food systems for improved nutrition and health, with more than 9 000 members from 145 countries.

The academy is co-funded with aid from the UK government and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and is led by the London School of Tropical Hygiene and Medicine in partnership with Tufts University and other organisations around the world.

Prof Mnisi says it is a privilege to be part of the academy and to represent the NWU.

‘‘This training will enable me to train students and colleagues about the goals of the academy, which is to enhance community awareness and participation in the field of agriculture, nutrition and health,” he adds.

The academy was impressed by Prof Mnisi’s qualifications, experience and commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and learning, and believe his participation will add great value to the programme.

More about Prof Kenny Mnisi

Prof Mnisi is a professional natural scientist and associate professor in animal science at the NWU. He has approximately 10 years’ experience in the higher education sector and is a qualified university-level assessor. Prof Mnisi also holds a postgraduate diploma in higher education from the University of Johannesburg.

He has been an active and prolific researcher for the past 10 years, producing 63 research outputs in peer-reviewed journals and successfully supervised 31 BSc,13 master’s, and six PhD students.

He is a Y2-rated researcher with the National Research Foundation, and serves as an associate editor for the South African Journal of Animal Science (2020 to date). He is also an editorial board member of the international journal Discover Agriculture (Springer).


Prof Kenny Mnisi

Submitted on Mon, 03/11/2024 - 11:31