# To develop a cost-effective centre of excellence for scientific research, focusing resources and energy on core competencies and areas of comparative competitive advantage
# To consistently attract/develop a team of international calibre scientific researchers and partners able to propose, implement and publish Alpha-a quality science relevant to the Unit’s vision
# To develop and strengthen our relationships in the Gambia and the sub-region towards capacity building and partnership in the implementation of internationally competitive research on issues of immediate local priority
# To ensure that the Unit’s scale and breadth is matched by its capacity to manage processes, people and resources effectively towards its vision and objectives.
|Name:Sarah L. Rowland-Jones|
|Organization:||University of Edinburgh|