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Congratulations to the following teams that were selected to participate in the 2013 MyCOE / SERVIR Fellowship Program in West Africa. 

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

Fellows: Corine Sinsin and Evrard Akpla (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Sciences et Techniques ), Mentor: Belarmain Fandohan (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Sciences et Techniques )

Corine's project: "Use patterns and impact of climate change on the geographic distribution of suitable habitats for cultivation and conservation of Cochlospermum tinctorium (Bixaceae) in Northern Benin"

Evrard's project: "Synsepalum dulcificum (Sapotaceae): Geographic distribution of suitable habitats for cultivation and conservation, use patterns and contribution to rural women’s income in Sèhouè district (Benin)"

Fellow: MBA Armstrong (University of Yaounde 1), Mentor: Agbor Delphine Ebangha (National Cartographic Institute- Cameroon)
"Challenges of Climate change to Historical Timeline of Household Dependency on Women for Food Security"

Fellow: Nchu Innocent Ngiehnu (University of Dschang), Mentor: Eric Bertrand Kouam (University of Dschang)
"Women's Access to and Control Over Land and Natural Capital: Implications on Food Security and Adaptation to Climate Change for the Buea Municipality of the Mount Cameroon Area (MCA), Cameroon" 

Fellows: Irene Njohjam Ngum, Cythia Abie Besem, Mildred Ndahetta Akah, Mofor Emmanuel Fondikum (University of Buea), Mentor: Venansius Nyuydini (Environmental Resource Trust- Cameroon)
"Local Community Participation in Climate Change to Ensure (Enhance) Food Security Through Landuse Planning Process in Cameroon. Case Study: Nguti Sub Division S.W. Region"

Fellow: Roseline Njih Egra Batcha (University of Yaounde 1), Mentor: Paul Tchawa (University of Yaounde 1)
"Participatory Learning and Gender Partnerships in Climate Change and Food security in Yaoundé and its Environs"

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Fellow: Fidèle Gautier Ahounan (Félix Houphouet-Boigny University), Mentor: Lazare Tia (Félix Houphouet-Boigny University)
"Use of geospatial data to support women and sustainable agriculture under climate change conditions in Northern Côte d’Ivoire"

Fellow: Daniel Abu (Amity Institute of Higher Learning), Mentor: Odjobi Kwakye (Organisation for Livelihood Enhancement Services)
"The Effects on GPS/GIS Applications among Vegetable Women in Shama District of the Western Region"

Fellow: Barbara Baidoo (University of Ghana), Mentor: Opoku Pabi (University of Ghana)
"The Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change Impacts of Women Famers in the Agona West Municipal Assembly"

Fellow: Abiodun Atoloye (University of Ibadan), Mentor: Beatrice Ogunba (Obafemi Awolowo University)
"Evaluation of household food insecurity and its effects on nutritional status using GIS and GPS technology in Akinyele Local Government, Ibadan, Nigeria"

Fellow: Amobichukwu Amanambu (University of Ibadan), Mentor: Christiana Emuh (University of Ibadan)
"Adopting New Strategy in Adapting to the Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture and its Corresponding Impact on Women: A Case Study of Lake Chad and River Eleyele, Nigeria" 

Fellow: Betty Olubunmi (University of Ibadan), Mentor: Ibidun Adelekan (University of Ibadan)
"Effect of rainfall variation and extreme rainfall events on cassava production and processing activities in Ibadan, South West Nigeria"

Fellow: Lateefah Oyinlola (Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta), Mentors: Adewale Obadina (Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta), Omemu A. Mobolaji (Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta)

"Assessment of vulnerabilities of fresh –cut produce to climate change in South Western Nigeria"

Fellow: Ojo Oluwayinka Seun (Federal University of Technology, Akure), Mentor: Akindele Shadrach Olufemi (Federal University of Technology, Akure)
"Assessment of the Willingness of Rural Women to Adopt Agroforestry as a way o Combating the Effect of Climate Change on Agriculture- A Case Study of Communities Within Akure Forest Reserve in Ondo State, Nigeria" 

Fellow: Wasiu Alimi (University of Ibadan), Mentor: Abiodun Ayooluwa Areola (University of Ibadan)
"The Use of GIS Technologies in investigating Climatic and Social-Economic Impact of Logging in Onigambari Forest, Ibadan Southwest Nigeria, with a View of Enhancing the Participation of Women in Climate Change and Food Security"

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

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


In collaboration with: The Center for Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Services (CERSGIS) in Accra, Ghana




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