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Meet our 2nd Student Cohort

In the second cohort, 21 Master students are enrolled, of which 11 are female and 10 are male. Three new PhD students are also part of the second cohort. They come from a variety of West and East African countries, including Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria and Uganda.

PhD students

Evelyne Atieno Othigo

University of Nairobi, Kenya

Expertise and topics of interest: 

  • Agro-pastoralists centred adaptation strategies
  • Stakeholder-driven scenario development and modelling
  • Indigenous knowledge integration
  • Social ecological system resilience
Fatoumata Dramé

Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Côte d’Ivoire

Expertise and topics of interest:

  • Soil ecology
  • Agroecology
  • Soil quality
  • Adaptation to climate change
  • Savannah ecosystem services
  • Insects

Master's students

Ann Wanjiru Njuguna

University of Nairobi, Kenya

Expertise and topics of interest: 

  • Environmental management
  • Nature-based solutions
  • Energy access and inclusivity
  • Urban development and resilience
  • Climate change adaptation
Annet Margaret Nabirye

University of Nairobi, Kenya

Expertise and topics of interest:

  • Meteoerology (weather forecasting and analysis)
  • Climate change adaptation
  • Geo spatial analysis using GIS, R programming
  • Nature-based solutions
Bruno Emmanuel Diarra

Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Côte d’Ivoire

Expertise and topics of interest: 

  • Sustainable agriculture 
  • Nature-based solutions
  • Climate change adaptation 
  • Biodiversity conservation 
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Cynthia Akinyi Onyolo

University of Nairobi, Kenya

Expertise and topics of interest:

  • Ecosystem-based adaptation
  • Sustainable development
  • Nature-based solutions
  • Role of women in climate change 
  • Landscape restoration

 

Elvis Ogot Shikanda

University of Nairobi, Kenya

Expertise and topics of interest:

  • Ecology
  • Climate action
  • Wildlife conservation
  • Spatial ecology
  • Transdisciplinary research
Fanta Cherif

Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Côte d’Ivoire

Expertise and topics of interest: 

  • Ecosystem conservation
  • NbS, SPPI, climate change finance, diplomacy and negotiation
  • Food security, farm productivity in savannah area
  • Climate change adaptation, soil fertility restoration and improvement, soil biodiversity conservation
  • Savannah area protection
  • Sustainable and smart agriculture, local knowledges integration 
Jonathan Magala Bachiseze

Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Côte d’Ivoire

Expertise and topics of interest:

  • Food security and sustainable agricultural value chains
  • Circular economy
  • SIG, climate change adaptation and mitigation
  • Nature-based solutions
  • Science-Policy-Practice-Interfaces
Julius Toba Malika

University of Nairobi, Kenya

Expertise and topics of interest: 

  • Restoration ecology
  • Investment in biodiversity and conservation
  • Climate change adaptation
  • Smart technology, monitoring and assessment of nature-based solutions
Kabir Adekunle Adelakun

Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Côte d’Ivoire

Expertise and topics of interest:

  • Conservation biology
  • Biodiversity & ecosystem functioning
  • Wildlife restoration
  • Bioinformatics, remote sensing and data analysis
  • Fire and environmental ecology
  • Community science education
Kingsley Lemayian

University of Nairobi, Kenya

Expertise and topics of interest:

  • Climate change
  • Pastoral livelihoods
  • Nature-based solutions
  • Climate finance
  • GIS mapping and spatial analysis
Mediline Chepchumba Cheserek

University of Nairobi, Kenya

Expertise and topics of interest: 

  • Climate justice
  • Carbon trading
  • Nature-based solutions
  • Climate change adaptation
Nancy Karikari

Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Côte d’Ivoire

Expertise and topics of interest: 

  • Natural resource management
  • Climate change adaptation and mitigation
  • Biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services
  • Landscape restoration
  • Agroforestry and livelihood improvement
  • Monitoring and evaluation of natural resources
Naomi Adi James

University of Nairobi, Kenya

Expertise and topics of interest: 

  • Rangeland ecology 
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Sustainable land use management 
  • Climate Change
Theophilus Delali Dumenyo

Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Côte d’Ivoire

Expertise and topics of interest: 

  • Sustainable business practices
  • Climate finance
  • Nature-based solutions
  • Climate change adaptation
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Science-policy-practice interfaces
Thomas Abudu Alhassan

University of Nairobi, Kenya

Expertise and topics of interest: 

  • Wetland ecology
  • Sustainable water management
  • Natura-based solutions and climate change
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • GIS and remote sensing
  • Human health and security
Tikpon Elvire Nadia Dossa

Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Côte d’Ivoire

Expertise and topics of interest: 

  • Agriculture
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Climate change adaptation
Wendpanga Safiatou Farida Bonkoungou

Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Côte d’Ivoire

Expertise and topics of interest:

  • Gender
  • Food security
  • Human nutrition
  • Climate financing
  • Soil restoration
  • Biodiversity conservation
Withney Viviane Zodan

Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Côte d’Ivoire

Expertise and topics of interest: 

  • Nature-based solutions for water resources management
  • Modelling and simulation in water resources management
  • Water-related ecosystem restoration
  • Ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction
Yao Kevin Kouassi

Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Côte d’Ivoire

Expertise and topics of interest: 

  • Ecosystem restoration
  • Soil restoration
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Climate change
Ymelda Merveille Taponfack Makem

Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Côte d’Ivoire

Expertise and topics of interest: 

  • Climate change adaptation 
  • Water resources management 
  • Nature-based solutions 
  • Ecosystem services
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Zerihune Wube Emiru

University of Nairobi, Kenya