Edson Mpyisi

Chief Financial Economist and Coordinator Enable Youth Program, African Development Bank

Edson Mpyisi is the Coordinator of the ENABLE  Youth Program at the African Development Bank (AfDB) whose objective is to empower youth as agripreneurs by providing agricultural training along the value chain, business training, incubation through mentorship and facilitating access to finance for youth-led agribusiness enterprises. Mr. Mpyisi has over 20 years of experience in Economic and Rural Development with extensive policy, research, management and investment experience on key strategic and emerging issues facing Africa.

Prior to joining the AfDB, Mr. Mpyisi was the Head of Division of Agriculture and Food Security at the African Union Commission (2005-2009) where he spearheaded the development, coordination and implementation of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP). Prior to that, Mr. Mpyisi worked with Michigan State University as the Country Coordinator of the Food Security Research Project (FSRP) in Rwanda and as the Rwanda Country Representative for USAID’s Famine Early Warning System Network (FEWSNet).