Bruce Scott

Bruce Scott is currently serving as an advisor for the African Soil Information Service (AfSIS) based at CGC| Africa. From 2012 to 2013 he was the Deputy Director, Columbia Global Centers Africa. He has spent his entire professional career managing scientific research in Africa. Bruce started his career at IDRC as Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa from 1978 to 1986. He established the IDRC office in the region and developed it into one of IDRC’s principle regional offices. He was also IDRC’s Regional Director for West and Central Africa based in Dakar, Senegal from 1986 to 1988. He spent 12 years with the International Centre for Research on Agroforestry – ICRAF now World Agroforestry Centre) as Director of the Collaborative Research Programme establishing agroforestry research networks throughout sub-Saharan Africa, and subsequently served as Deputy Director General. From 1999 to 2012 Bruce worked with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. Initially he was appointed Director of Corporate Services and thereafter, became ILRI Director for Partnerships and Communications. Bruce has a wealth of experience in senior positions managing innovative research enterprises largely devoted to finding solutions and generating scientific evidence to improve the lives of people.Bruce holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Geography from Queen’s University in Canada and a Master’s Degree in International Relations from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada