Dr. Sam Oti

Senior Program Specialist, Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

Dr. Sam Oti is a Senior Program Specialist at Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC). He operates out of the Nairobi-based regional office for Eastern and Southern Africa, where he serves as the primary point of contact for IDRC's global health initiatives. In this role, Dr. Oti manages a diverse portfolio of research grants in the areas of pandemic preparedness and response, sexual and reproductive health, climate-resilient food systems, One Health, and the use of Artificial Intelligence in health. He is also a commissioner on the Chatham House Commission for Universal Health and a co-founder of the Network of Impact Evaluation Researchers in Africa. Additionally, Dr. Oti hosts "MedxTek Africa," a popular podcast that highlights digital health and health technology innovations from across the African continent.