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Dr Ruby Asmah

Award enables Commonwealth Scholar to increase sustainable aquaculture production

Dr Ruby Asmah is a 2004 Commonwealth Scholar from Ghana, who studied for a PhD in Aquaculture. Ruby was awarded the Leverhulme Royal Society Africa Award for her project ‘Planning for Improved and Sustainable Cage Aquaculture in Lake Volta, Ghana’. The three-year project was initiated in 2012 in tandem with the University of Stirling Institute […]

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Louisa Ponnampala

Protecting the dugong and Malaysia’s marine habitats

Dr Louisa Ponnampalam is a2004 Commonwealth Scholar from Malaysia, who studied for a PhD in Habitat Use and Conservation of Small Dolphins, at the University Marine Biological Station Millport. She has been awarded a 2014 Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation to conduct new research on Malaysia’s dugong population. The dugong is closely related to the […]

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Oiza Olowojoba

Using science to combat gender and development challenges

Oiza Olowojoba (2011 Commonwealth Scholar from Nigeria, MSc Geographical Information Systems, University of Leeds) is the only female staff member of the University of Benin’s Department of Geography and Regional Planning teaching Geographic Informational Systems (GIS). Oiza has been using her position to encourage more female students to work in this area and to consider […]

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Sameera Arshad

Scholar’s research improves air passenger safety

Sameera Arshad is a 2009 Commonwealth Split-site Scholar from Pakistan, completing her PhD on Birds and Aircraft Strike Hazards (University of Arid Agriculture, Rawalpindi, and the Food and Environment Research Agency, UK). Bird and aircraft collisions are extremely dangerous and pose a real threat for passenger safety. The Convention on International Civil Aviation, a UN […]

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Roshan Ramessur

Safeguarding coastal areas and communities

Dr Roshan Ramessur (1985 Commonwealth Scholar from Mauritius, BSc Marine Chemistry, Bangor University) has been invited to present an abstract at the International Conference and Workshop on Renewable Energy Sources and Sustainability at Universite des Mascareignes. The conference will be held in Mauritius in July 2014. Roshan is currently an Associate Professor in Environmental and […]

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Evaluation profile: Anoja Wickramasinghe

Professor Anoja Wickramasinghe is currently an Emeritus Professor at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, and an expert on social forestry and gender. She coordinates the National Network on Gender and Energy (NANEGE), and is a member of the Committee of Biomass Energy, through which she provides advocacy services to the energy sector. Her specific […]

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