Promotions, Moves and Recognition
Stella Asuming-Brempong, 2009 AWARD Fellow, Ghana
AWARD Fellow Stella Asuming-Brempong recently had one of her papers accepted in an international journal, Soil Biology and Biochemistry. The paper is titled Tropical Agricultural Land Management Influences on Soil Microbial Communities Through its Effect on Soil Organic Carbon.
Sarah Ogalleh, 2009 AWARD Fellow, Kenya
AWARD Fellow Sarah Ogalleh has recently completed her PhD in Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), in Vienna, Austria. Her thesis is entitled Coping with and adapting to climate variability in smallholder agriculture of Laikipia region of Kenya: The role of local knowledge.
“I wish to convey my heartfelt gratitude for the kind support I have received from both AWARD and ICRAF all the way,” she says. “Your investment in me has borne fruit.”
Kehinde Moyib, 2010 AWARD Fellow, Nigeria
AWARD Fellow Kehinde Moyib has been promoted to Deputy Director of Center for Human Rights and Gender Education at Tai Solarin University of Education in Nigeria. “I believe this position came as a result of my recent activities as a 2010 AWARD Fellow,” she says. “I share my success and say a big thank you to AWARD.”
Feedback from 2011 AWARD Fellow Annah Indeche
AWARD Fellow Annah Indeche was the only female delegate among more than 1,000 attendees from 24 countries at the Third Annual Agronomy Conference held recently in New Delhi, India. Undaunted by the gender imbalance, she maximized the opportunity.
“This conference allowed me to meet scientists looking at how to involve farmers in research, an area in which I lack expertise,” says Indeche, a senior field technician at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in Nairobi, Kenya. “The conference field trip was actually in direct line with this and I saw the approach being used by the Indian scholars.” She also saw experiments on conservation agriculture, climate smart practices, and other activities managed by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).
Mary Oyunga, 2009 AWARD Fellow, Kenya
Mary Oyunga, a 2009 AWARD Fellow, was invited to help support the new postgraduate studies program at Amoud University in Somaliland, the first Postgraduate University in Somaliland. She is teaching courses in rural development and pastoral economics in the Department of Agriculture where she is supporting the first woman in Somaliland to pursue here masters in agriculture. In addition to this accomplishment, Oyunga was promoted to Senior Research Officer at the Kenya Agriculture Research Institute last October.
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