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Humphrey Fellowship – Current Fellows (2017-2018)

2017-18 Humphrey Fellows

Tarig Ahmed from Sudan

Solar Energy Division Manager
Program focus: I want to expand my knowledge of rural electrification by attending related courses and having a closer view of the program of "Tribal Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Development on Tribal Lands."  Learn about US organizations' plans for rural development.  Join an organization working with rural development or rural electrification.

Emmanuel Ajani from Nigeria

Assist. Chief Engineer, National Agency for Sci. & Engr. Infrastructure
Program focus: Integrating hydropower into existing non-powered dams; accessing and management of funds for renewable energy projects; and creating enabling environment for the establishment of manufacturing factories producing renewable energy technology products

Ratchada Arpornsilp from Thailand

Program Officer-Social Inclusion and Gender Equity, The Center for People and Forests
Program focus: With the background in environmental governance and politics, Ratchada drives her technical expertise to integrate social inclusion and gender equity from grassroot community level into national and international policy processes in the field of natural resource management, focus on forest landscape governance, and sustainable development. Ratchada has over 8 years of professional experiences with international NGOs and public agencies working in regional program management across Asia and the Pacific region.

Sumaira Ishfaq from Pakistan

Project Manager- Agriculture and Livelihood Program, Association for Behavior and Knowledge Transformation
Program focus:  rural development for small farmers, especially women

Isabelle Lopes Picelli from Brazil

Rural Development Specialist , National Institute for Land Reform
Program focus: Working to improve land governance toward the inclusion of rural minorities with focus on land rights recognition and reform for Afro-Brazilian rural communities, rural development project design and management tailored to rural afro-descendants communities and mediation in land conflict cases.

Bob Mandinyenya from Zimbabwe

Principal Researcher, African Lion and Environmental Research Trust
Program focus: A conservation biologist passionate about the protection of ecosystems, intrigued by climate change and an advocate for sustainable development. He conducts and manages wildlife research and conservation projects with an NGO in Zimbabwe and works with communities to mitigate human wildlife conflict.environmental policy and food security covering sustainable social and economic concepts including the monitoring, modeling and assessment of environmental change

Ackson Mwanza from Zambia

Sr. Agricultural Officer, Ministry of Agriculture
Program focus:  Improving the livelihoods of small scale farmers and rural communities through the development of extension management systems from successful models and project design and management. Improvement in coordination of staff results based management and agricultural policy analysis.

Fawzia Tarannum from India

Lecturer, Coca Cola Department of Regional Water Studies, TERI University
Program focus: Interdisciplinary approach to water and wastewater management, sanitation, water quality issues, water conservation and community participation.

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