Alice Onyeche Jonah

Alice Jonah is a Nigerian, from Okpokwu Local Government Area of Benue State. She obtained her Bachelors in Zoology from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Kaduna State in 1986 and a Master of Science ( M.Sc) in Entomology at the University of Ilorin, Kwara State in 1995. In 2010, she bagged a PhD from the University of Abuja in Applied Entomology. Mrs Jonah also possesses a Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE )from the University of Ilorin, Nigeria.

In 2014, Mrs Jonah was trained on Basic Recombinant protein in Molecular Biology at the Centre for Biotechnology Research and training ( CBRT) in collaboration with African Centre of Excellence for neglected Tropical diseases and Forensic Biotechnology at ABU. She also participated in a training workshop on Partnership Development and Grant Proposal writing by USAID and WINROCK international, in the USA in 2017.

She is also a certified trainee of the online course on Grant Proposal Writing, by AUTHOR AID International from 2016.

Mrs Jonah is an experienced teacher of many years. She taught Science in Secondary schools across Nigeria for about10 years and lectured at the Kogi State University for 11years.

Currently, she serves as the Assistant Director of Research at the Nigerian Institute for Trypanosomiasis Research in Kaduna, and the Head of Department of Vector and Parasitology Research, where she conducts research on all aspects of the Vectors of Trypanosomiasis and Onchocerciasis; designs, implements and coordinates research proposals and carries out Entomological surveys and population studies on Tsetsefly and Blackfly in Nigeria. Due to her vast knowledge and experience, she Provides intellectual leadership / mentorship for younger research fellows. She also has numerous publications in local and international journals, and academic conferences to her credit. She a member of the Entomological Society of Nigeria and currently the branch Chairman of the Zaria- Kaduna branch.

Mrs Jonah has great interest in research, especially in Medical Entomology and Disease Vector management research.

Her other interest is in youth development and Girl Child Education/ empowerment . This made her a Co- founder and Director of the Nicholas Amuta Ogbe Girl Child Foundation, aimed at promoting the Girl Child education ( formal and informal ) through scholarships, especially to benefit the rural dwellers.

She has also served for many years as a Youth animator/ organizer with the Catholic Mission of Nigeria.

The board needs the contributions from Mrs Jonah's vast knowledge and experience as they will help her organization to move forward.

She's happily married to Engr. Godwin Jonah and they are blessed with children.