The new class of the Cuomo Foundation’s climate change scholarship program has just been officially formalised. Three new doctoral students thus join a pool of 11 researchers from developing countries, all supported by the Foundation for their PhD thesis.
The fellowship program initiated by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) helps young researchers under the age of 40 for their academics. Their research topics focus on the 3 fields of study, related to climate change i.e. impacts, adaptation and mitigation.
The fellowship program initiated by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) helps young researchers under the age of 40 for their academics.
Candidates of the 2018/2019 year are from Myanmar, Senegal and Sri Lanka. Each of them study an issue observed in their respective countries. The three newcomers are joined by the Ethiopian researcher from the previous class, who had his grant extended this year—one allowing him to duly finalise his already well-advanced research.
The Foundation has been a partner in this initiative since 2013 with the IPCC.
List of the beneficiaries and their area of studies
Htwe Min THANT (Myanmar)
Research subject : Phylogenetic relationships and screening of drought tolerance of Myanmar eggplant genotypes
Suranjith Bandara KORALEGEDARA (Sri Lanka)
Research subject : The role of urban heat island effect and influence of future climate change in mesoscale extreme rainfall events in urban cities
Aïssatou FAYE (Sénégal)
Research subject : West African Monsoon dynamics and sensibility, estimation of present and future coastal cities extension impacts on local and regional climate, urban heat island effect, downscaling of regional climate model and the evaluation of regional climate model performance
Mokria Mulugeta Gemi, Ethiopia
Research subject : Dendroclimatological Potential of Afromontane Tree Species and Reconstruct Multi-century Hydro-climatic Information for The Upper Blue Nile River Basin, Using Tree Ring as A Proxy
Awareness Programs in Sendivakkam on Civic education, Economy, Personal Development and Eco-citizenship
An awareness program featuring a series of lectures and workshops took place at the Sendivakkam High School, South India.
Father Anthony Joseph, missionary of the Diocese of Chingleput (Tamil Nadu, India) and researcher at the Pontifical Urban University, publishes his doctoral thesis.
On Saturday February 8, 2020, the students of the Amala Annai Higher Sec. School (Mambakkam, Tamil Nadu)—a compound constructed by the Cuomo Foundation’s contribution—visited the historic site of Mamallapuram.
A scientific measuring tool developed by the Cuomo Foundation-funded researcher based in Brazil
The 29th “Roma” International Piano Competition, organized by the Associazione Culturale “Fryderyk Chopin” di Roma and supported by the Cuomo Foundation, was held from November 29th to December 9th, 2019.
The singer-songwriter from Canada accompanies a medical team on humanitarian mission at Dakar’s CCPC