Mr David Eboku is currently the Manager, Standards Development Department where he is responsible for the design, development and implementation of the national standards development programme. He manages the formulation of national standards for quality and safety of products, processes and systems and provides information and training on Policy, Regulation and Standardisation in Uganda. He also oversees the coordination of Uganda contribution to the East African Community Programme of the harmonisation of standards, and conformity assessment systems.
Mr Eboku is a Ugandan with a Master of Science in Food Science and Technology from Makerere University, Kampala and more than 15 years of food industry management practice in the private and public sector. His key competences include policy formulation, legislation, standardisation, food and nutrition safety, food safety management, risk analysis, quality management, organic farming, sustainable agriculture and food fortification.
Before joining UNBS in 1999, he worked in the food manufacturing industry. In his more than 12 years at UNBS, he has worked with Uganda’s interests on national, regional and international standardization representing Uganda in fora for the harmonisation of standards, procedures and guidelines under the East African Community (EAC), the Common Market for East Central and Southern Africa (COMESA) the FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius Commission and International Standards Organisation (ISO). He has wide experience in collaborating with other government agencies in the formulation of policies, regulations and programs including in the areas of health, agriculture, trade and industry.