Tag Archive | "environment"


A swarm of bees in Marlborough House Gardens

Dr Kwame Aidoo, 2015 Commonwealth Professional Fellow from Ghana, reports on a unique event arranged by his host organisation, Bees for Development. During the summer months every year, honey bee colonies gather nectar, pollen, and other resources to grow and develop a vibrant nest. When a nest is overflowing with bees and food, the colony […]

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The second cohort of young people trained through the D'Girls Initiative

Supporting youth and enhancing development in Cameroon’s rural communities

Nelly Shella Tchaptcheut Yonga, 2014 Commonwealth Professional Fellow and Coordinator of the Rural Women Development Center (RUWDEC) in Buea, Cameroon, reports on her activities after her fellowship. It’s been 3 months since my return from the UK and it already feels like a year. My Professional Fellowship at the National Youth Agency enabled me to explore […]

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Winners of the 2014 Taylor & Francis Commonwealth Scholar Best Journal Article Prize

The CSC and Taylor & Francis Group are delighted to announce that the joint winners of the 2014 Taylor & Francis Commonwealth Scholar Best Journal Article Prize are: Dr Benjamin Irving, for his article ‘Computer assisted detection of abnormal airway variation in CT scans related to paediatric tuberculosis’, published in the Medical Image Analysis Journal […]

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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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