Angela Eni

 Angela Eni

Angela Eni is the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer for the Central and West African Virus Epidemiology (WAVE), a multinational food security program implemented in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Togo. She also doubles as the WAVE Country Director for Nigeria’s North Central and South-West regions. Angela is passionate about food security and collaborates with technical experts from across the globe in her effort to mitigate crop yield losses caused by plant viral diseases through transboundary plant pathogen monitoring/early warning, policy advocacy, development and implementation of response preparedness plans, as well as regional, national and institutional capacity building. In her role as an Associate Professor of Plant Virology at Covenant University Ota, Nigeria, Angela is passionate about equipping African youths with skills and tools for global competitiveness. Prior to joining Covenant University in 2009, Angela spent over 10 years at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Ibadan and was the interim Head of the Virology and Molecular Diagnostics Unit of IITA for over two years. She is a Fellow of the African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) and a firm advocate for Africa to feed itself and contribute to feeding the world, giving Africa’s vast agricultural potential. Her area of expertise includes capacity building, program design, training, facilitation, monitoring and evaluation.

Geographic experience




Experience as a coach (formal/informal)

22 years

Experience as a facilitator

12 years

UFacilitator stage


Food and agriculture, Education, Skill development and employability


  • SWOT analysis
  • Working on multi-stakeholder projects, particularly around the topic of epidemiology 
  • Working on the topic of women leadership across Africa
  • Research
  • Community-based projects
  • Teaching
  • Monitoring and Evaluation

Areas of development and learning

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