Prof. Sebsebe Demissew, University of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Chair)
Prof. Cyprian Katongo (Genetics and Evolutionary Biology), University of Zambia
Prof. Dirk Bellstedt, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
Prof. Muthama Muasya, (Taxonomy, Phylogenetics, Biogeography, Rhizobia Symbiosis) South Africa
Prof. Fernanda Lages, Angola
Dr. Geoffrey Mwachala, (Plant Taxonomy, Herbarium Management, Biodiversity Informatics) National Museums of Kenya
Dr.  Siro Masinde, East African Herbarium,National Museums of Kenya
Dr. Marc Sosef (Taxonomy, Floras, Historical Bio-geography,Conservation) Meise Botanic Garden, Belgium
Dr. Paul Smith (Plant Ecology, Ecological Restoration, Botanic Gardens) Botanic Gardens Conservation International, United Kingdom
Dr. Martin Cheek, Kew Gardens, United Kingdom
Dr. Pete Lowry, Missouri Botanic Gardens, United States of America
Kirsty Shaw (Tree Conservation, Ecological Restoration), Botanic Gardens Conservation International, Kenya
Jonathan Timberlake, Independent Botanist, United Kingdom
Pulcherie Bissiengo, Gabon
Aiah Lebbie, Sierra Leone
Gabriel Ameka, Ghana
Jean Michel Onana, Cameroun
Elvire Biye, Cameroun
François Kouame,  Ivory Coast
Fatima Diop, Senegal
Omokafe Ogbogu, Nigeria
Prof. Charlotte Bjora (Monocots, Evolution/Speciation, Historical Bio-geography,Conservation)      Natural History Museum, University of Oslo, Norway
Vololoniaina Jeannoda, Madagascar