On the 1st October 2015, Mrs Maria Elena Cuomo and the Cuomo Foundation staff welcomed the IPCC Scholarship students whose doctoral research projects are supported by the Foundation. This is the second batch of the IPCC researchers supported by the Foundation, following the 2013/15 group who successfully completed their theses.

Mr Coucou Jaures Amegnaglo from Benin who conducts his research in Ghana, prepares an Economic valuation of traditional and modern Meteorological services for Maize Farmers in Benin’.

This is the second batch of the IPCC researchers supported by the Foundation, following the 2013/15 group who successfully completed their theses.

Mr Md Amirul Islam from Bangladesh is undertaking a research on ‘Low carbon emission technology development (hydrogen fuel) to combat climate change’.

Mr Mulugeta Gemi Mokria from Ethiopia and based in Nairobi, Kenya, studies the ‘Dendroclimatological potential of Afromontane tree species to reconstruct multi-century hydro-climatic information for the upper Blue Nile River Basin, using tree ring as a proxy’.

They were also joined by one of the recipients awarded the scholarship in 2013, Mr Tran Anh Doung (Vietnam) who is continuing work on his research topic ‘The impact of water level in the Mekong River and sea level rise’.

After the students presentation and further discussion, the afternoon was followed by an evening’s reception held to highlight further the Foundations commitment, through scholarships, to enabling individuals to achieve their aims and potential. Since 2014, the Foundation has supported the Princess Grace Academy of Dance School through a programme of six scholarships and teaching support.

The evening’s reception held at the Academy in Monaco included a short series of performances by the young dance students to showcase their emerging talents and the diversity of techniques taught from classical to modern dance. It was followed by dinner hosted by Mrs Elena Cuomo, Mr Luca Masala, the artistic director of the Academy and attended by the Foundation members, the IPCC students, the programme officer from the IPCC and the dance students.

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