Director of Incubation Systems and Skills Development - African Agribusiness Incubators Network
Peter has over 20 years’ experience in program design, business development, Business ecosystems building, support of innovations and entrepreneurship. He has worked on innovations management for startup entrepreneurs, students, SME and MSMEs in East, West and Southern Africa, Barbados, Costa Rica, and Finland.
He is currently the Director of Incubation Systems and Skills Development at the African Agribusiness Incubators Network (AAIN) where he provides technical support to existing and new agribusiness incubators, facilitates the design, development, and management of incubators. He has also been the technical director of the AAIN annual agribusiness incubator conference from 2016 through to 2019.
In Finland, he led programs and projects focused on providing soft landing and networking services to SMEs seeking to define new markets in Africa in the sectors of agriculture and renewable energy.
At both Aalto University (Aalto Garage) and HAMK University was a lead instructor on sustainable business innovations, technology development, and commercialization. He assisted students in the design and development of startups including support for scaling their enterprises and innovations.
HAMK University, was a lead project/program designer, networks and partnerships enabler of a large scale energy efficiency housing concept in Marsabit (UN-HABITAT/ HAMK/ Strathmore University ) Kenya.
He has also been involved research on business networks and ecosystems building at Aalto University (Finland), HAMK (Finland), and Futures Research Centre (University of Turku). At Shalin Finland, where he is a founder, he has lead in the open Innovations design and approach and in business support systems focused on sustainable development.
Peter has participated in various country-level Incubation Programs design under the AfDB ENABLE (Mali, and Uganda, and Ghana). In Ghana, he was involved in the consultative REP ENABLE Design meetings including the execution of the REP ENABLE Ghana. In addition, he is currently supporting the design of a regional incubator program in Brong Ahafo region focused on stemming emigration funded by EU and also the establishment of an incubation Hub for LUANAR University in Malawi.
He has also supported the Government of Ethiopia through FAO to design incubation programme under the National Programme of Integrated Agro-Industrial Parks (IAIP). Peter has global and continental experience and expertise in supporting business incubation systems development, human and institutional capacity and competencies building and has a special interest in ICT and digital technologies. He is a founder and director of Helsinki African Film Festival (HAFF) amongst other enterprises in Africa.