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Esther Mbu

MPhil in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Ghana

Cameroonian AMSEN

Odilon Kasongo Ilunga

MSc in Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand

Congolese AMSEN

Alain I. Mufula

PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand

Congolese AMSEN

Raphael Tshimanga

PhD in Hydrology from the Institute for Water Research (IWR), Rhodes University

Congolese SSAWRN

Sendango Landry Omalanga

MSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand

Congolese AMSEN

Reuben Seth Richter

MSc in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Ghana

Ghanaian AMSEN

Afia Renia Nuamah

MSc in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Ghana

Ghanaian AMSEN

Paul Kojo Mensah

PhD in Water Resource Science from the Institute for Water Research (IWR), Rhodes University

Ghanaian SSAWRN

Frederick Paakwah Buabeng

MSc in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Ghana

Ghanaian AMSEN

Kenneth Njoroge

PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nairobi

Kenyan AMSEN

Clare Njoki Kimani

MSc in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Nairobi

Kenyan RISE-AFNNET

Sammy K. Rotich

MSc in Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Nairobi

Kenyan AMSEN

Johnson Ngugi

MSc in Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Nairobi

Kenyan AMSEN

Timothy Ngigi Ngeru

MSc in Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Nairobi

Kenyan AMSEN

Anthony M. Nzoka

MSc in Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Nairobi

Kenyan AMSEN

Loice Njeri Kamau

PhD in Animal Physiology from the University of Nairobi

Kenyan RISE-AFNNET

Dominic Ochwang'i

PhD in Animal Physiology from the University of Nairobi

Kenyan RISE-AFNNET

Bernard Okich Odera

PhD in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand

Kenyan AMSEN

Micheni Kiraithe

MSc in Natural Products and Bioprospecting from the University of Nairobi

Kenyan RISE-AFNNET

Zachary Muthii Rukenya

MSc in Natural Products and Bioprospecting from the University of Nairobi

Kenyan RISE-AFNNET

Joseph Kisivo Musau

PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Nairobi

Kenyan RISE-AFNNET

Ronald Okindo Onzago

MSc in Natural Products and Bioprospecting from the University of Nairobi

Kenyan RISE-AFNNET

Irene Thiguku Kamanja

PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Nairobi

Kenyan RISE-AFNNET

John Nyiro Mwero

PhD in Engineering from the University of Nairobi

Kenyan AMSEN

Karambu Muriithi

MSc in Environmental Chemistry from the University of Nairobi

Kenyan RISE-AFNNET

Sylvia K. Onchaga

MSc in Animal Physiology from the University of Nairobi

Kenyan RISE-AFNNET

Jared Serem

PhD in Animal Nutrition from the University of Nairobi

Kenyan RISE-AFNNET

Daniel Waweru Gakuya

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Nairobi

Kenyan RISE-AFNNET

Cosmas Mulwa Muiva

PhD in Physics from the University of Botswana

Kenyan AMSEN

Joseph Mwanzia Nguta

PhD and Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Nairobi

Kenyan RISE-AFNNET

James M. Kuria

MSc in Natural Products and Bioprospecting from the University of Nairobi

Kenyan RISE-AFNNET

Catherine Kaluwa Kaingu

PhD in Animal Physiology from the University of Nairobi

Kenyan RISE-AFNNET

Stanley Nedritu Wambugu

PhD in Comparative Animal Physiology from the University of Nairobi

Kenyan RISE-AFNNET

Francis Mwonjoria

PhD in Marine Sciences from the Institute of Marine Sciences, University of Dar es Salaam (IMS-UDSM)

Kenyan WIO-RISE

Eliakim Niva Akhusama

MSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nairobi

Kenyan AMSEN

Grace M. Mutia

PhD in Marine Sciences from the Institute of Marine Sciences, University of Dar es Salaam (IMS-UDSM)

Kenyan WIO-RISE

Charles Opiyo Ayieko

MSc & PhD in Physics from the University of Nairobi

Kenyan AMSEN

Kelly Mutonga

MSc in Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Nairobi

Kenyan AMSEN

Peter Marko Weramwenja

PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nairobi

Kenyan AMSEN

Johnson Nasimolo

MSc in Veterinary Anatomy from the University of Nairobi

Kenyan RISE-AFNNET

Tsinampoizina Marie Sophie Randriamahefasoa

MSc in Ocean and Climate Dynamics from the University of Cape Town

Malagasy WIO-RISE

Frank Ngonda

MSc in Biological Sciences from the University of Malawi, Chancellor College

Malawian SABINA

Benjamin Kumwenda

PhD in Bioinformatics from the University of Pretoria

Malawian SABINA

Emmanuel Captain Vellemu

PhD in Water Resource Science from the Institute for Water Research (IWR), Rhodes University

Malawian SSAWRN

Jimmy Sumani

PhD in Organic Chemistry from the University of the Witwatersrand

Malawian SABINA

Mathews Tsirizeni

PhD in Natural Resource Management – Hydrology from the Okavango Research Institute (ORI), University of Botswana

Malawian SSAWRN

Nicholas Mphangwe

PhD in Plant Science from the University of Pretoria

Malawian SABINA

Kumbukani Nyirenda

PhD in Chemistry from the University of Malawi, Chancellor College

Malawian SABINA

Lucia Kabanga

MSc in Applied Chemistry from the University of Malawi, Chancellor College

Malawian SABINA

Kennedy Ngwira

MSc in Chemistry from the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM)

PhD in Synthetic Chemistry from the University of the Witwatersrand

Malawian SABINA

Joseph Jean Maurice Ravina

MSc in Marine and Coastal Resources Management from the Institute of Marine Sciences, University of Dar es Salaam (IMS-UDSM)

Mauritian WIO-RISE

Pramod K. Chumun

MSc in Marine and Coastal Resources Management from the Institute of Marine Sciences, University of Dar es Salaam (IMS-UDSM)

Mauritian WIO-RISE

Thabiso Mohobane

PhD in Hydrology from the Institute for Water Research (IWR), Rhodes University

Mosotho SSAWRN

Ndebombuya Mokaloba

PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Botswana

Motswana AMSEN

Bame Sanah Keabetswe

MPhil in Natural Resource Management – Environmental Chemistry from the Okavango Research Institute (ORI), University of Botswana

Motswana SSAWRN

Moseki Ronald Motsholapheko

PhD in Natural Resource Management from the Okavango Research Institute (ORI), University of Botswana

Motswana SSAWRN

Keotshephile Mosimane

PhD in Natural Resource Management – Water Resource Science from the Okavango Research Institute (ORI), University of Botswana

Motswana SSAWRN

Gaolathe Tsheboeng

MPhil in Natural Resource Management from the Okavango Research Institute (ORI), University of Botswana

Motswana SSAWRN

Gosaitse Tubatsi

MPhil in Natural Resource Management – Environmental Health from the Okavango Research Institute (ORI), University of Botswana

Motswana SSAWRN

Kitso O. Selohilwe

MSc in Physics from the University of Botswana

Motswana AMSEN

Kelebogile Gaone Cole Mpho

MPhil in Natural Resource Management from the Okavango Research Institute (ORI), University of Botswana

Motswana SSAWRN

Fialho P. J. Nehama

PhD in Physical Oceanography from the University of Cape Town

Mozambican WIO-RISE

Claire Sendela

MSc in Geohydrology from Eduardo Mondlane University

Mozambican SSAWRN

Eulália Mugabe

PhD in Zoology from the University of Cape Town

Mozambican WIO-RISE

Francisco Macaringue

MSc in Geohydrology from Eduardo Mondlane University

Mozambican SSAWRN

Venâncio Taimo

MSc in Geohydrology from Eduardo Mondlane University

Mozambican SSAWRN

Alcino Nhacume

MSc in Geohydrology from Eduardo Mondlane University

Mozambican SSAWRN

Avelino A. A. Langa

MSc in Marine Sciences from the Institute of Marine Sciences, University of Dar es Salaam (IMS-UDSM)

Mozambican WIO-RISE

Egídio Lucas Govate

MSc in Hydrogeology from Eduardo Mondlane University

Mozambican SSAWRN

Pedro Roberto Timba

MSc in Hydrogeology from Eduardo Mondlane University

Mozambican SSAWRN

Agostinho Vilanculos

PhD in Hydrology from the Institute for Water Research (IWR), Rhodes University

Mozambican SSAWRN

Sidonio Judas Chamo

MSc in Sustainable Aquaculture from Eduardo Mondlane University

Mozambican WIO-RISE

Valera L. Dias

PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of Cape Town

Mozambican WIO-RISE

Victoria Ligola Amuthenu

MSc in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Namibia (UNAM)

Namibian AMSEN

Thomas Alweendo

MSc in Mining and Metallurgy from the University of Namibia (UNAM)

Namibian AMSEN

Silas Hango

PhD in Metallurgy and Materials from the University of the Witwatersrand

Namibian AMSEN

Hatago Stuurmann

MSc in Biological Science from the University of Namibia (UNAM)

Namibian SABINA

Sunette Walter

PhD in Microbiology from the University of Namibia (UNAM)

Namibian SABINA

Moola Maritha Sinkela Nyambe

MSc in Chemistry from the University of Namibia (UNAM)

Namibian SABINA

Secilia Ilonga

MSc in Chemistry from the University of Namibia (UNAM)

Namibian SABINA

Erika Erasmus

MSc in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand

Namibian AMSEN

Petrina Kapewangolo

PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Pretoria

Namibian SABINA

Celine Mukakalisa

PhD in Chemistry and Biochemistry from the University of Namibia (UNAM)

Namibian / Rwandese SABINA

Davies Oladayo Folorunso

PhD in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA)

Nigerian AMSEN

Francis O. Arimoro

Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Institute for Water Research (IWR), Rhodes University

Nigerian SSAWRN

Oghenekaro Nelson Odume

MSc with Distinction & PhD in Water Resource Science from the Institute for Water Research (IWR), Rhodes University

Nigerian SSAWRN

Adefunke Abosede Fabuyide

PhD in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand

Nigerian AMSEN

Oluwaseun John Dada

MSc in Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand

Nigerian AMSEN

Omoyemi Ololade Ola-Omole

PhD in Mineral Engineering from the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA)

Nigerian AMSEN

Damilola MacGregor

MSc in Materials Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand

Nigerian AMSEN

Adewumi Isaac Popoola

MSc & PhD in Physics from the University of the Witwatersrand

Nigerian AMSEN

Oluwayomi Peter Balogun

PhD in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA)

Nigerian AMSEN

Oluwatoyin Ayodeji Apata

PhD in Metallurgy and Materials from the University of the Witwatersrand

Nigerian AMSEN

Michael Oluwatosin Bodunrin

PhD in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand

Nigerian AMSEN

Fatai Olufemi Aramide

PhD in Materials Engineering from the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA)

Nigerian AMSEN

Aminat Folorunso Ajeboriogbon

MSc in Metallurgical & Materials Engineering from the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA)

Nigerian AMSEN

Ojo Elijah Otunlape

MSc in Metallurgical & Materials Engineering from the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA)

Nigerian AMSEN

Isiaka Oluwole Oladele

PhD in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (Composite Material Development) from the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA)

Nigerian AMSEN

Olabode Samuel Akinyele

MSc in Metallurgical & Materials Engineering from the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA)

Nigerian AMSEN

Oluwatoyin Adenike Olaseinde

PhD in Metallurgy and Materials from the University of the Witwatersrand

Nigerian AMSEN

Adetomilola Victoria Fajemisin

MSc in Metallurgical & Materials Engineering from the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA)

Nigerian AMSEN

Boluwaji Onabolu

PhD in Water Resource Science from the Institute for Water Research (IWR), Rhodes University

Nigerian SSAWRN

Jane Louise Tanner

PhD in Hydrology from the Institute for Water Research (IWR), Rhodes University

South African SSAWRN

Gloria Ntombenhle Hlongwane

PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand

South African AMSEN

Masixolise Pelly Malebe

MSc in Biochemistry & PhD in Biotechnology from the University of Pretoria

South African SABINA

Graham Bathgate

MSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand

South African AMSEN

Adushan Pillay

PhD in Chemistry from the University of the Witwatersrand

South African SABINA

Stephan Coetzee

PhD in Physics from the University of Botswana

South African AMSEN

Kathryn A. Jolly

MSc in Marine Sciences from the University of Cape Town

South African WIO-RISE

Charine Collins

PhD in Physical Oceanography from the University of Cape Town

South African WIO-RISE

Chabala Mbao

MSc in Physical Geography from Rhodes University

South African SSAWRN

Jean Dam

PhD in Organic Chemistry from the University of the Witwatersrand

South African SABINA

Sbongiseni Christian Mazibuko

MSc in Hydrology from Rhodes University

South African SSAWRN

Zwidofhelangani Lidzhegu

PhD in Water Resource Science from the Institute for Water Research (IWR), Rhodes University

South African SSAWRN

Coli Ndzabandzaba

PhD in Hydrology from the Institute for Water Research (IWR), Rhodes University

Swazi SSAWRN

Johnson Mshana Grayson

PhD in Marine Sciences from the Institute of Marine Sciences, University of Dar es Salaam (IMS-UDSM)

Tanzanian WIO-RISE

Siajali Pamba

PhD in Marine Sciences from the Institute of Marine Sciences, University of Dar es Salaam (IMS-UDSM)

Tanzanian WIO-RISE

Richard P. Clement

MSc in Marine Sciences from the Institute of Marine Sciences, University of Dar es Salaam (IMS-UDSM)

Tanzanian WIO-RISE

Edward Moto

PhD in Marine Sciences from the Institute of Marine Sciences, University of Dar es Salaam (IMS-UDSM)

Tanzanian WIO-RISE

Aneth David

MSc in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology from the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM)

Tanzanian SABINA

Vitus Nyigo

PhD in Natural Products Pharmacology and Value Addition from Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA)

Tanzanian RISE-AFNNET

Majuto C. Manyilizu

PhD in Physical Oceanography from the University of Cape Town

Tanzanian WIO-RISE

Suma Fahamu Kibonde

PhD in Natural Products Agriculture and Conservation from Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA)

Tanzanian RISE-AFNNET

Thadeo Filbert Sogomba

MSc in Public Health and Food Safety from Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA)

Tanzanian RISE-AFNNET

Lydia Kisula

MSc in Chemistry from the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM)

Tanzanian SABINA

Festo Thomas Mtanga

MSc in Natural Products Technology and Value Addition from Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA)

Tanzanian RISE-AFNNET

Shabani Mshamu

PhD in Natural Products Pharmacology from Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA)

Tanzanian RISE-AFNNET

Mourice Mbunde

MSc in Natural Products Technology and Value Addition from Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA)

Tanzanian RISE-AFNNET

Lightness Eliamringi Mrema

MSc in Mathematical Modeling from the Institute of Marine Sciences, University of Dar es Salaam (IMS-UDSM)

Tanzanian WIO-RISE

Cyprian Mpinda

PhD in Biotechnology from the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM)

Tanzanian SABINA

Cliffson Zakaria Maro

MSc in Natural Products Chemistry from Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA)

Tanzanian RISE-AFNNET

Eunice Makungu

PhD in Hydrology from the Institute for Water Research (IWR), Rhodes University

Tanzanian SSAWRN

Sikitu Simon

MSc in Public Health and Food Safety from Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA)

Tanzanian RISE-AFNNET

Dionis Rugai

PhD in Hydrology from the Institute for Water Research (IWR), Rhodes University

Tanzanian SSAWRN

Stephano Hanolo Mlozi

MSc in Marine Sciences from the Institute of Marine Sciences, University of Dar es Salaam (IMS-UDSM)

Tanzanian WIO-RISE

Justin Omolo

PhD in Chemistry from the University of the Witwatersrand

Tanzanian SABINA

Gaymary George Bakari

PhD in Natural Products – Pathophysiology from Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA)

Tanzanian RISE-AFNNET

Mabula Masunga Migata

MSc in Public Health and Food Safety from Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA)

Tanzanian RISE-AFNNET

Jangson M. Ngabo

MSc in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology from Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA)

Tanzanian RISE-AFNNET

Frank Rwegoshora

MSc in Natural Products Technology and Value Addition from Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA)

Tanzanian RISE-AFNNET

Faith Mabiki

PhD in Natural Products Chemistry from Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA)

Tanzanian RISE-AFNNET

Nyamisi Peter

MSc in Marine Sciences from the Institute of Marine Sciences, University of Dar es Salaam (IMS-UDSM)

Tanzanian WIO-RISE

Robert Christopher

MSc in Chemistry from the Institute of Marine Sciences, University of Dar es Salaam (IMS-UDSM) [WIO-RISE]

PhD in Chemistry from UDSM [SABINA]

Tanzanian SABINA, WIO-RISE

Liberata Mwita

MSc in Biotechnology from the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM)

PhD in Bioinformatics from the University of Pretoria

Tanzanian SABINA

Richard Kiriggwajjo

MSc in Livestock Development from Makerere University

Ugandan RISE-AFNNET

Christine Kyarimpa

PhD in Chemistry from Makerere University

Ugandan RISE-AFNNET

Justine Ekou

MSc in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology from Makerere University

Ugandan SSAWRN

Godwin Anywar

MSc in Botany from Makerere University

Ugandan RISE-AFNNET

Irene Naigaga

PhD in Ichthyology from Rhodes University

Ugandan SSAWRN

Emmanuel Obukui

MSc in Livestock Development, Planning, and Management from Makerere University

Ugandan SSAWRN

Alice Nabatanzi

MSc in Natural Products Technology and Value Chains & PhD in Natural Products from Makerere University

Ugandan RISE-AFNNET

Moses Solomon Agwaya

MSc in Biochemistry from Makerere University

Ugandan RISE-AFNNET

Dorothy Nampanzira

PhD in Livestock Nutrition from Makerere University

Ugandan RISE-AFNNET

Enid Kaahwa

MSc in Natural Products Technology from Makerere University

Ugandan RISE-AFNNET

Lydia Bunalema

PhD in Pharmacology from Makerere University

Ugandan RISE-AFNNET

Joelia Nasaka

PhD in Veterinary Medicine from Makerere University

Ugandan RISE-AFNNET

Elias Muhumuza Kaburuku

MSc in Environment and Natural Resources from Makerere University

Ugandan SSAWRN

Joseph Erume

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Wildlife and Animal Resource Management at Makerere University

Ugandan SSAWRN

Angella Mbabazi

MSc in Chemistry from Makerere University

Ugandan RISE-AFNNET

Samuel Baker Obakiro

MSc in Pharmacology from Makerere University

Ugandan RISE-AFNNET

Phillip Obonyo

MSc in Livestock Development from Makerere University

Ugandan RISE-AFNNET

Gordon Eneku Adima

MSc in Environment and Natural Resources Management from Makerere University

Ugandan RISE-AFNNET

Tarsisius Byamugisha

MSc in Chemistry from Makerere University

Ugandan RISE-AFNNET

Celsus Sente

PhD in Wildlife Disease Epidemiology from Makerere University

Ugandan SSAWRN

Lawrence Lematia

MSc in Agroforestry from Makerere University

Ugandan RISE-AFNNET

Rebecca Nalubega

PhD in Veterinary Medicine from Makerere University

Ugandan RISE-AFNNET

Andrew Tamale

PhD in Public Health from Makerere University

Ugandan SSAWRN

Jane Namukobe

PhD in Chemistry from Makerere University

Ugandan RISE-AFNNET

John Leslie Odda

PhD in Natural Products- Phyto Pharmacology from Makerere University

Ugandan RISE-AFNNET

David Fred Okot

MSc in Chemistry from Makerere University

Ugandan RISE-AFNNET

Immaculate Nakalembe

PhD in Veterinary Medicine from Makerere University

Ugandan RISE-AFNNET

Patrick Engeu Ogwang

PhD in Pharmacy and Pharmacology from Makerere University

Ugandan RISE-AFNNET

Sithabile Tirivarombo

PhD in Water Resource Science from the Institute for Water Research (IWR), Rhodes University

Zimbabwean SSAWRN

Nqobizitha Siziba

PhD in Freshwater Science from the Okavango Research Institute (ORI), University of Botswana

Zimbabwean SSAWRN

Lloyd Nyemba

MSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand

Zimbabwean AMSEN

Liberty Chipise

MPhil in Engineering from the University of Botswana

PhD in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand

Zimbabwean AMSEN

Krasposy Kujinga

PhD in Natural Resource Management – Sociology from the Okavango Research Institute (ORI), University of Botswana

Zimbabwean SSAWRN

Tinotenda Shoko

MSc in Applied Chemistry from the University of Malawi, Chancellor College

PhD in Chemistry from the University of Pretoria

Zimbabwean SABINA

Godwil Madamombe

PhD in Horticultural Science from the University of Pretoria

Zimbabwean SABINA

David Gwapedza

PhD in Hydrology from the Institute for Water Research (IWR), Rhodes University

Zimbabwean SSAWRN