Dr. Andrew Edewa is the Director of the Standards and SPS Programme at TradeMark East Africa (TMEA). The TMEA Standards and SPS Programme countries in the th Eastern, Southern and Horn of Africa Region to increase trade. On the one hand, the Programme supports enhancemet of quality infrastructure and SPS institutional and regulatory environment; and supporting enterprises to meet standards and SPS requirements for traded goods, on the other. Dr. Edewa has more than 2 decades experience developing and implementing quality and SPS systems for in Africa, having worked in various technical capacities at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), as Food Safety Officer at the African Union and, as Food Safety Advisor at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). He has practical experience in implementing standards and SPS programmes with private sector, having worked as food systems expert for various food business operations in East Africa.
Dr. Edewa holds a B.Sc. (in Agriculture) degree from the University of Nairobi; M.Sc. (Food Safety and Quality); and Ph.D. (Sanitary and Phytosanitary Standards) from the University of Greenwich, UK and currently pursuing Post-Doctoral Studies in TBT and SPS Systems in Africa under the University of Missouri, USA. Dr. Edewa is also a guest lecturer supporting postgraduate programme in food safety and quality at the University of Nairobi.