Proud to be “Queen Elizabeth Scholars” at the University of the Fraser Valley, Canada
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Wed, 2018-05-30 20:09

Three postgraduate students from the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies (L-R: Phanice Mokeira, Sherlyne Nyaboe and Edith Nyamwange) are currently at the University of the Fraser Valley, Canada, for one semester (Summer 2018) under the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship and Internship Programme (https://ufveastafricainternships.com/intern-testimonials/). This internship programme has been made possible through the partnership and coordination of Professor Cherie Enns (University of the Fraser Valley) and Dr. Samuel Owuor (University of Nairobi). By building a consortium between Canadian and international universities, and enabling collaboration among student interns, researchers, analysts and scholars, the project supports internationalization of education and promotes multi-disciplinary and multi-national collaboration in developing a global policy framework that addresses vital global issues. Much of the focus of the project will be on urban slums, informal settlements, and poorer communities within the urban centres. These focus areas will provide a basis from which further analysis can be obtained regarding the potential for urban agriculture to create sustainable communities and alleviate poverty. Last year (Fall 2017), there were two students from the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies (Veronica Wambui and Stephen Otieno).

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