Dr. Allen Oppong is the WAVE Ghana Country Director. He is a senior research scientist at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research-Crops Research Institute, Kumasi, Ghana and is the head of the Plant Health Division. He obtained his BSc. (Hons) degree in General Agriculture and MSc. degree in Plant Protection (Plant Virology option) from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana and his PhD degree in Plant Breeding from the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI), University of Ghana, Legon. …Dr. Oppong contributed to the development, release and registration of more than twenty cassava, maize, rice, groundnut, cocoyam and taro varieties and in December 2018 submitted four single cross hybrid maize varieties to the National varietal release and registration committee of which three were approved for cultivation and use in Ghana. Dr. Oppong has led projects such as the “Development of aflatoxin resistant maize hybrids for improved nutrition and health in Ghana” with sponsorship from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) through the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, Washington DC., USA. He is also the CSIR-CRI focal person for the production and supply of early generation seeds to private seed companies for the production of certified seeds under the government of Ghana’s flagship Planting for food and jobs programme. Dr. Oppong has published several refereed journal articles, conference abstracts, conference papers, posters, a book chapter, training manuals among others. He is a member of the Ghana Science Association, CSIR- Research Staff Association of Ghana, Plant Protection Society of Ghana and African Plant Breeders Academy.