Tag Archive | "environment"

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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Commonwealth Scholar presented with 2012 Best Journal Article Prize

Dr Kabelo J Senyatso was presented with the 2012 Taylor & Francis Commonwealth Scholar Best Journal Article Prize at a ceremony at the University of Botswana on 27 June 2013. Around 50 guests were present at the event, including Ben Luckock (British Deputy High Commissioner), Nobantu Kalake (British Council Country Director, who presented Kabelo with […]

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Assessing impact in environmental sustainability

The significance of environmental sustainability and related topics such as climate change to international development is reflected in its explicit mention in the Millennium Development Goals, specifically MDG 7. This report looks at the impact of Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows in the area of environmental sustainability, and provides further evidence to suggest that international scholarships and fellowships have […]

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