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Mining women’s potential in Zambia

Mususu Kaonda (2012 Commonwealth Scholar from Zambia, PhD Materials Science, University of Birmingham) spoke to SciDev.Net about how to encourage more young women to begin science and engineering careers. Mususu was encouraged to follow a career as an engineer by her father. She was awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship in 2008, to study for an MSc in Advanced […]

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Professor Shaun Hendy

Bringing science to the wider community

Professor Shaun Hendy (1995 Commonwealth Scholar from New Zealand to Canada, PhD in Physics, University of Alberta) combines his work as  a Professor of Physics with encouraging public engagement in science. In 2012 he won the New Zealand Prime Ministers Science Media Communication Prize for his work in communicating science to the public. One of […]

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Taking the Solar Village to Asia and Africa

Taking the Solar Village to Asia and Africa

Professor  IM (Dharme) Dharmadasa (1977 Commonwealth Scholar from Sri Lanka, PhD Solid State Electronics, Durham University) has been involved with the ‘Solar Village’ project since the 1990s. The scheme improves the standard of living for remote villages where there are no modern facilities available.  The project aims to use clean energy technologies to enable social […]

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Mahesh de Silva

Science & Technology Network Focus – October 2013

Commonwealth Scholarship alumni and Science & Technology Network members around the world make significant contributions through scientific research, product development, community projects and by communicating science more affectively to the general public. As the Science & Technology Network coordinator, I am delighted to introduce these articles featuring the work of our members. I have a […]

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Wilson Asmoah

Improving the food supply chain

Wilson Asamoah (2011 Commonwealth Shared Scholar from Ghana, MSc Food Chain Systems, Cranfield University) has found that his scholarship is enabling him to introduce technical innovation in food supply management systems. Following his return to Ghana after his Master’s course, Wilson took on the role of Quality Assurance Manager at UII, a company contracted by […]

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Professional Fellow learns about biomass energy in Scotland

Professional Fellow learns about biomass energy in Scotland

Nellie Oduor is a 2012 Commonwealth Professional Fellow from Kenya. Her Fellowship was hosted by the Institute for Energy Systems at the University of Edinburgh In September 2012. I work for the Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) as a Deputy Centre Director of the Forest Products Research Centre. Other than the Centre’s administration duties, I […]

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