STAARS Fellows

October 2016

Eight early-career African scholars are supported for mentorship and capacity building under the STAARS initiative

Under the current Structural Transformation of African Agriculture and Rural Spaces (STAARS) Fellows Program, PEP helps provide mentorship and capacity building to eight early-career African scholars.

PEP’s mentorship and capacity building support is facilitated through collaboration with Cornell University. Additional mentorship and capacity building support on gender-focused research is facilitated through collaboration with ICIPE. 

Following PEP’s unique capacity building model, the STAARS scholars are matched with selected researchers and faculty members serving as mentors to ensure high quality evidence and publications in the selected research areas. The mentorship models involve both study visits to Cornell as well as distance coaching. STAARS early-career scholars are selected through a competitive process based on their research proposals or research papers.

The STAARS fellows have jointly authored papers with their mentors at Cornell University on topics relating to structural transformation in sub-Saharan Africa. PEP supports the publication of these research findings as working papers and facilitates the participation of fellows in scientific and policy conferences.

 

The STAARS fellows and their research projects

Dr. Mulubrhan Amare, Ethiopia
With technical mentorship support from Cornell University

Dr. Abdoulaye Djido, Niger

Dr. Sènakpon Dedehouanou, Benin

Dr. Tagel Gebrehiwot, Ethiopia
With technical mentorship support from Cornell University

Dr. Nkechi Owoo, Ghana
With technical mentorship support from Cornell University

Dr. Bethuel Kinyanjui Kinuthia, Kenya
With technical mentorship support from Cornell University

Dr. Kibrom Araya Abay, Ethiopia
With technical mentorship support from Cornell University

Dr. Beatrice Wambui Muriithi, Kenya
With technical mentorship support from ICIPE

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