APR Panel of Eminent Persons
Prof. M.Y. Khayal
Prof. MAHAMOUD YOUSSOUF KHAYAL, physicien, Doctorat phD. Spécialiste en énergétique et en énergie électrique. Né le 04 Avril 1958. Marié et père de 6 enfants. Enseignant-chercheur. Ancien Directeur General de l'Institut Universitaire des Sciences et Techniques d'Abéchée, et actuel Directeur Général du Centre National d'Appui à la Recherche. Membre du Panel du Mécanisme Africain de Evaluation par les Pairs, depuis janvier 2014. Vice président du panel du Mécanisme Africain de Evaluations par les Pairs, depuis Avril 2015. Directeur de publication de la revue scientifique du Tchad. Auteur de plusieurs publications scientifiques. Distinctions honorifiques : chevalier de l'ordre national du Tchad en 2003, officier de l'ordre national du Tchad en 2004, Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques françaises (France 2004), Chevalier de l ordre des palmes Académiques du Conseil Africain et Malgache pour l’Enseignement Supérieur (OIPA/CAMES) en 2010
Prof. A. Abu-Manga
Professor Al-Amin Abu Manga was appointed to the APR Panel of Eminent Persons at the 20th Summit of the APR Forum held in Addis Ababa in January 2014. Al-Amin Abu-Manga is a Professor of African Languages and Linguistics, former director of The Institute of African & Asian Studies, University of Khartoum, and at present, the Head of the Department of Sudanese & African Languages at the above institute. He has been a member of the university senate for 23 continuous years. In the sphere of academics, Prof. Abu-Manga has published 13 books (as author or editor) and more than 40 research papers. He is also the Editor in Chief of Bulletin of Sudanese Studies (an annually issued scientific journal).
Professor Abu-Manga has participated in 41 academic conferences around the world. He is frequently present in the Sudanese media (daily newspapers, Radio and TV) and among the founders of ‘Voice of Africa Section’ in the National Radio Corporation (Sudan). Within the framework of public services, Prof. Abu-Manga is the chairman of the ‘Council for Development and Promotion of the National Languages’ (created through a Presidential Resolution) and a member of many other committees and councils of a national nature. He speaks Arabic, English, French, German, Hausa and Fulfulde.
Hon. Brigitte Mabandla
Honourable Brigitte Sylvia Mabandla was appointed to the APR Panel of Eminent Persons by the APRM Forum of Heads of State at the Summit held in Addis Ababa in January 2015. Honourable Mabandla is a seasoned South African politician with long-standing experience in parliament and government. She served as a Member of Parliament of South Africa from 1994 to 2009. She held several government portfolios including Minister of Housing (2003-2004), Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development (2004- 2008) and Minister of Public Enterprises (2008- 2009). She holds an LLB degree from the University of Zambia (1979). Honourable Mabandla is currently the Chairperson of the Presidential Advisory Council on National Orders.