Alumni Success Stories: From Dresden to Cambridge

We’ve got some great news from CIPSEM alumna Razan Nimir who successfully completed the 38th UNEP/UNESCO/BMUB International Postgraduate Course on Environmental Management last year: We were thrilled to hear that Razan was not only accepted for the MPhil degree masters course in Conservation Leadership at the University of Cambridge, but is also awarded with a full scholarshdsc_0139ip by the Department of Geography.
On top of that, Razan  was selected  out of 1000 applicants as one of 34 delegates and is just in this moment representing the East African Region at the IFAW International Youth Forum on People and Wildlife in Johannesburg.
Razan distinguished herself also during our course program with her outstanding final paper entitled “Opportunities of Integrating Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change into the National Adaptaton Plans” for which she was honored with a final paper award.

We’re delighted for Razan at her achievements and wish her success with her upcoming studies and her promising future career!

Alumni Success Stories: Drip Irrigation in Sudan

Rashid Sirelkhatim Mahgoub attended the CIPSEM Short Course on Soil and Land Resources in 2015. We are delighted to hear about his new work in eastern Sudan:

Rashid is now coordinator at the Talawiet Organization for Development, a local NGO which applies a drip irrigation project developed by the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Agricultural Research Cooperation (ARC). The pilot project showed that the method reduces water use by more than 60% while increasing food yields by more than 40%.

Read more about this promising project, the science behind it and Rashid’s work on the IAEA website.

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(Photo: H. Schluttig)