This honor is granted to an individual whose contributions in terms of research, teaching, extension, service, etc. has significantly advanced/impacted the science of plant pathology in Africa in either academic or non-academic environment. The award may be made annually. Any active member of the African Division may nominate a candidate. The nomination must be accompanied by (1) a vitae or resume and (2) a one-page statement giving name, position, affiliation, and critique that includes the nature, scope and relevance of the contributions that qualify the nominee for our consideration. Nominations and supporting information must be received by members of the award committee at least one month prior to meeting of the African Division. Nominations will be considered for a period of three years from the year of initial submission. The persons nominating candidates will be given the opportunity to update nomination statements for candidates being reconsidered. Nominees to be recognized at the Annual Meeting are due to AD-APS President Elect.