This article is courtesy of our SANBio Student Ambassador for Namibia, Hatago Aibate Stuurmann, who participated in our latest training workshop.
The NEPAD-SANBio/BioFISA II programme organized a Lean Entrepreneur workshop for the third time on 10-14 October 2016. The five day workshop aimed at supporting proposal development of research projects from nine countries in the Southern African region.
We asked our newest Student Ambassador to write an introductory piece in her new role. We are also looking for additional Student Ambassadors in Southern Africa. For more information on the Student Ambassador Scheme, click here.
Dear fellow students and researchers,
I am overjoyed to have been selected as the SANBio Student Ambassador for South Africa.
“I am overjoyed to have been selected as the SANBio Student Ambassador for Zimbabwe. The team that will work with me during my tenure as the Ambassador comprises institution-level student ambassadors that include Ms Melissa Chimuchembere from the University of Zimbabwe, Ms Nomsa Kitikiti, Mr Kumbirai Luka and Mr Bongani Ndlovu, the latter four being from the National University of Science and Technology (NUST),” Ms. Joyce Masvaya proclaims.
"Malawi is currently facing uncountable challenges ranging from food insecurity, malnutrition, forex, intermittent power supply, and water shortages. Climate change and population growth is predicted to make the problems worse in Malawi. Biosciences can play a vital role in improving the livelihoods and well-being of the communities,” explains Kareem Longwe, SANBio’s first Student Ambassador.