GSC Pilot Activity in Cameroon, 2008-2010


A small balance in the planning grant from UNDP made it possible to support a pilot activity in the spirit of the GSC. Dr. Appolinaire Djikeng, a Cameroonian national who was a staff scientist in the Infectious Disease Group of the J. Craig Venter Institute in Maryland and is now on the staff of ILRI in Kenya, was appointed Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology of the University of Buea, where he taught twice per year in 2008 and 2009. SIG supported his travel and some minor equipment for the university; Dr. Djikeng contributed his time. Through his work and his associations in the U.S. and Africa, Dr. Djikeng also served as an informal ambassador for the Global Science Corps. The report of Dr. Djikeng's accomplishments during his first two visits to Buea, in June and November 2008, is here. A report from his visits in 2009 is here.