Dr Chibi works for the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, as Regional Innovation Adviser. His main role is coordinating implementation of the Transformation Agenda, whose objective is to accelerate the implementation of WHO reforms within the African Region. He is the brains behind the first WHO Innovation Challenge that was successfully launched in October 2018, which in just 4 weeks attracted over 2500 applications from innovators from the African continent and abroad. He is also serving as a chair of the Regional UN Interagency technical experts on leveraging emerging technologies and digital transformation for inclusive growth and development in Africa.
Before moving to the Regional Office, he worked as Technical Officer in WHO based in Geneva, Switzerland, where he was part of the team coordinating the implementation of the Global Strategy and Plan of Action on Public Health, Innovation Management and Intellectual Property. His passion and career is committed to international development that is geared to implement sustainable innovative home-grown solutions to address health challenges in Africa.
He holds an Executive MBA in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship from Switzerland. He has a PhD in Medical Biotechnology from Cape Town, South Africa. He has more than 15 years’ experience in research, development and innovation in the health sector