Robert AGYARKO leads the Outbreaks and Epidemics Programme of the African Risk Capacity and has more than 20 years of experience in development and public health. Previously, he was the lead for Strategic Planning, Resource Mobilization and Partnerships with the WHO Regional Office for Africa (2016) and Technical Advisor and Coordinator of the Ghana Emergency Operations Centre (2015–2016). He was a coordinator for West and Central Africa with the Africa Leaders Malaria Alliance (2010–2012), the West and Central Africa Malaria Advisor for Unicef (2009–2010), the Global Fund Portfolio Manager for South Africa and Namibia (2007–20090 and Regional Malaria Technical Support Team Coordinator for WHO Regional Office for Africa (2003–2007). He began his career as a technical officer and later coordinator at the Centre for the Development of People, Ghana (1993–1998) before joining WHO headquarters to work on the impact of HIV and AIDS on older persons (1999–2003), then. Mr Agyarko holds a Master of Development degree from the University of Sussex.