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African Women in Science (AWIS)

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Program

The African Women in Science program is a transformative initiative for early-career African women scientists from the African Great Lakes region. The program aims to build capacity and offer mentorship opportunities for African women scientists who are actively engaged in African Great Lakes, and freshwater research.

 

Participants are in a 10-month cohort of 18 African women scientists structured as a learning and implementation community. This community will support and guide the next generation of African women scientists in catalyzing positive change in the African Great Lakes.

2020 Cohort

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Dorothy Birungi Namuyiga

Research Scientist

National Fisheries Resources Research Institute, Uganda

Ph.D. Candidate

Ecology and Natural Resource Management

University of Bonn, Germany

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Chikondi Manyungwa

Chief Fisheries Officer - Planning

Malawi Department of Fisheries

 

Ph.D. Candidate

University of the Western Cape

South Africa

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Tuyisenge Janviere

Near-Plant Monitoring Specialist

Energy Development Corporation Limited

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Near-Plant Monitoring Specialist

Lake Kivu Monitoring Programme

 MS Candidate

Ecology and Natural Resource Management

University of Bonn, Germany

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Christine Nyagaya Owino

MSc Candidate

Limnology

Egerton Univeristy, Kenya

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Madalitso Magombo Chatsika

Lecturer

Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural resources

Ph.D. Candidate

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

Michigan State University, USA

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Lulu Tunu Kaaya

Lecturer

Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural resources

Ph.D. Candidate

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

Michigan State University, USA

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Mary Mutuli

MSc Candidate

Fisheries

Kisii University, Kenya

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Hilda Nyaboke Mogaka

Assistant Research Scientist

Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute

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Cecilia M. Githukia

Research Scientist

Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute

Aquaculture Division

Ph.D. Candidate

Kisii University, Kenya

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Suzan Luyiga

Research Associate

School of Biosciences

Department of Zoology, Entomology and Fisheries Science

College of Natural Sciences, Makerere Univeristy

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Edith Gondwe

Ph.D. Candidate

Michigan State University

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

USA

2021 Cohort

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Dorothy Banda

MSc Candidate

Food Science and Technology

Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Lilongwe, Malawi

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Madalitso Chatsika

Lecturer

Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Ph.D. Candidate

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

Michigan State University, USA

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Edith Gondwe

Ph.D. Student

Michigan State University

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

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Sharon Gubamwoyo

Head of Quality Assurance Laboratory

National Water and Sewerage Corporation

Ggaba, Uganda

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Cesilia Mataba

Research Assistant

Tanzania Fisheries Research Institute

Sota, Tanzania

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Joyeuse Mudagi

Teaching Assistant

Biology Department

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Research Assistant

Teaching and Research Unit in Hydrobiology Applied

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Research Center in Biodiversity, Ecology, Evolution and Conservation

Institut supérieur pédagogique de Bukavu

Democratic Republic of Congo

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Venny Mziri

Research Scientist

Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute

Kisumu, Kenya

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Racheal Nabwire

Research Assistant

National Fisheries Resources Research Institute

Jinja, Uganda

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Eunice Ntambue

Lecturer

Hydrobiological Department

Faculty of Sciences

Kisangani University

Kisangani, Democratic Republic of Congo

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Dorothy Birungi Namuyiga

Research Scientist

National Fisheries Resources Research Institute, Uganda

Ph.D. Candidate

Ecology and Natural Resource Management

University of Bonn, Germany

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Loziwe Njobvu Chilufya

Senior Fisheries Research Officer

Central Fisheries Research Institute

Department of Fisheries

Chilanga, Zambia

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Neema Maheshe Gradi

Research Assistant

Centre de Recherche en Environment et Géoresources

Department of Environmental Sciences

Faculty of Sciences

Catholic University of Bukavu

Democratic Republic of Congo

Aline Mangaza

Aline Munundu Mangaza

Research Assistant

Centre of Research in Hydrobiology

Uvira, Democratic Republic of Congo

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Stella Mbabazi

Senior Fisheries Officer

Department of Fisheries

Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries

Uganda

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Namakau Muyumbana

Lecturer

Department of Biological Sciences

University of Zambia

Zambia

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Noella Bugabanda Nabintu

Research Assistant

Centre of Research in Hydrobiology

Uvira, Democratic Republic of Congo

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Gaëlle Ndayizeye

Research Assistant

Centre of Research in Natural Sciences and Environment

Faculty of Sciences

University of Burundi

Bujumbura, Burundi

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Janvière Tuyisenge

Near-Plant Monitoring Specialist

Energy Development Corporation Limited

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Lake Kivu Monitoring Programme

 Ph.D. Fellow

Institute for Water Education (IHE-Delft)

Delft, The Netherlands

2022 Cohort

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Donnata Alupot

Meteorologist

Uganda National Meteorological Authority

Kampala, Uganda

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Marie Claire Dusabe

Ph.D. Candidate

Justus Liebig University

Giessen, Germany

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Grite Nelson Mwaijengo

Lecturer and Researcher

Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology

Arusha, Tanzania

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Mary Nantongo

Fisheries Officer

Rubirizi District Local Government

Rubirizi, Uganda

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Diane Umutoni

Conservation and Research Assistant

Akagera Management Complany

Kayonza, Rwanda

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Gladys Chigamba

Research Scientist

Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Lilongwe, Malawi

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Catherine Ajuna Fridolin

Aquatic Scientist & MSc Candidate

University of Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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Christine Gakii Mwirigi

Fisheries Officer

Kenya Fisheries Service

Lodwar, Kenya

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Margret Sinda

MSc Student

Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Lilongwe, Malawi

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Elizabeth Wambui Wanderi

Fisheries Officer

Kenya Fisheries Service

Nairobi, Kenya

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Catherine Nyawira Wachira

1993-2022

2023 Cohort

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DR. BIRTUKAN ATINKUT ASMARE

Assistant Professor / Researcher

Bahir Dar University

Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

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YVONNE BIGENGIMANA

Leader, Africa Mountains and Great Lakes Programme

Albertine Rift Conservation Society

Kigali, Rwanda

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MEMORY CHIMPESA

Technical Assistant

Ministry of Natural Resources and Climate Change

Mangochi, Malawi

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LUCYPHINE KILANGA

Gender Officer

Environmental Management and Economic Development Organization

Mwanza, Tanzania

MSc Student

Open University of Tanzania

Virtual / Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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LORENA MATOS

Research and Monitoring Assistant Coordinator

African Parks Network in Bazaruto Archipelago National Park

Vilankulos, Mozambique

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EVA NAMBEYE

Lecturer / Researcher

University of Zambia

Lusaka, Zambia

Ph.D. Candidate

Norwegian University of Life Sciences

As, Norway

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KUNDANANJI NAWANZI

District Aquaculture Business Extension Officer / Researcher

Citizens Economic Empowerment Commission

Ndola, Zambia

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AJOK PASKA

Hydrologist

Ministry of Water and Environment

Kampala, Uganda

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SANDRINE KAMAKUNE SABITI

MSc Student

Burundi University and Institute Superieur Pedagogique de Bunia

Bunia, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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FAITH ATUKWATSE

MSc Student / Researcher

Makerere University

Kampala, Uganda

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JULIE BWOGA

Ph.D. Candidate

Rhodes University

Makhanda, South Africa

Senior Vocational and Technical Trainer

Ramogi Institute of Advanced Technology

RIAT Hills, Kenya

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NELLY NAKANGU FURAHA

Researcher

Official University of Bukavu / Laboratoire d'Hydrobiologie,

d'Aquaculture et de Gestion des Ressources Naturelles

Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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NAOMIE KAYITESI MANISHIMWE

Ph.D. Candidate

University of Lausanne - Institute of Earth Surface Dynamics

Lausanne, Switzerland

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MARIA MPAMULUNGI

Fisheries Inspector

Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries

Entebbe, Uganda

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CAROLINE NAMPEMBA

MSc Student

INCLUDOVATE

Lusaka, Zambia

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ASANTE DANKIE NKHATA

Project Field Officer / Researcher

Pact Malawi, Restoring Fisheries for Sustainable

Livelihoods in Lake Malawi (REFRESH) Project

Mzuzu, Malawi

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ELYSÉE NZIGIRE RUTAKAZA

Ph.D. Candidate

Mohammed V University - Faculty of Science of Rabat

Rabat, Morocco

Researcher

Center of Research in Hydrobiologie

Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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MOURINE JESIRE YEGON

Ph.D. Candidate

University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna

Vienna, Austria

Sponsors

AWIS Sponsors

The African Women in Science (AWIS) program is actively seeking partnerships. The success of AWIS relies on the support of donors who recognize what investing in the next generation of freshwater experts means for our global freshwater future. Together, we can answer the global call to enhance the participation of women in solving our most critical freshwater issues. To support the AWIS program please reach

Ted Lawrence, IISD-ACARE Executive Director:  ted@agl-acare.org 

The African Women in Science (AWIS) program is a joint program through the International Institute of Sustainable Development and the African Center for Aquatic Research and Education.

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