Dr Peggy Oti-Boateng is currently Senior Science Advisor for Natural Sciences Sector in the three main mandates of the Sector, including Science Policy and Capacity Building, Ecological and Earth Sciences and Water Sciences. Until February 2022 she was Director for the Division of Science Policy and Capacity Building, (SC/PCB) Natural Science Sector at the UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France.
For the past two years under her leadership and guidance, the Division of PCB led the international and intergovernmental consultative process leading to the development and adoption of the unprecedented UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science in November 2021; and providing technical expertise and guidance to member states for implementation of the UNESCO standard setting instrument on Open Science.
As a former academic with decades of experience in teaching, research, and innovation, Dr Oti-Boateng has a passion for promotion of girls and mid-career women in science and engineering and administered the L’Oréal/UNESCO For Women In Science program. She holds a PhD degree in Food Technology from the University of Adelaide, Australia and is the author of several journal articles, technical papers, manuals, and books chapters.