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Congratulations to the following teams that were selected to participate in the 2012 MyCOE / SERVIR Fellowship Program in East Africa.

These teams have prepared research proposals focusing on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security in East Africa. Please get to know them by clicking on their team pages below:

Democratic Republic of Congo
Fellow: Jethro Baruka (University of Kisangani), Mentor: Kalinde Riziki (University of Kasugho)

Fellow: Seble Dejene (Addis Ababa University), Mentor: Teshome Soromessa (Addis Ababa University)

Fellow: Tsedenya Abebe (Addis Ababa University), Mentor: Bernard Majani

Fellow: Emebet Bekele (Addis Ababa University), Mentor: Mickias Woldesellassie

Fellow: Pascal Thoya (Pwani University College), Mentors: Joseph Maina (Wildlife Conservation Society-Mombasa) and Fred Mokua (RCRMD)

Fellow: Sarah Achola (University of Nairobi), Mentors: Faith Karanja (International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology) and Tino Petri (International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology)

Fellow: Charles Mwangi (Jomo Kenyatta University), Mentor: Charles Mundia (Jomo Kenyatta University)

Fellow: Susan Malaso (Kenyatta University), Mentor: Simon Onywere (Kenyatta University)

Fellow: Kaleb Adamba (Masinde Muliro University), Mentor: Harrison Mugatsi (Masinde Muliro University)

Fellow: Violet Moyo (Chancellor College), Mentor: Mathews Tsirizeni (Chancellor College)

Fellow: Steve Shema (National University of Rwanda), Mentor: Gaspard Rwanyiziri

South Africa
Fellow: Sonwabo Mazinyo (University of Fort Hare), Mentor: Leocadia Zhou (University of Fort Hare)

Fellow: Natalie Ellis (Rhodes University), Mentor: Roderick Fox (Rhodes University)

Fellow: Hatim Elamin (University of Kordofan), Mentor: Hassan Adam (University of Kordofan)

Fellow: Digna Mlengule (University of Dar Es Salaam), Mentor: Opportuna Kweka (University of Dar Es Salaam)

Fellow: Barasa Bernard (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University), Mentor: Vincent Kakembo (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University)

Fellows: Grace Nakawooya (Makerere University) and Immaculate Asiimwe (Makerere University), Mentors: Frank Mugagga (Makerere University) and Karl Tiller (Makerere University)

For more information about these teams or to learn more about the MyCOE / SERVIR East Africa Fellowship program, please see the program wiki.

To view the terms of participation for the fellowship program, please click here.

In collaboration with: Regional Center for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) in Nairobi, Kenya



With thanks for software donations to all fellows:

Please send inquiries to



Dr. Patricia Solís, Principal Investigator
Astrid Ng, Participant Logistics & Detail Coordination Team Lead
Marcela Zeballos, Travel and Workshop Support Coordinator