Biodiversity / Climate Change / East Africa / ILRI / PLE / Wildlife

ILRI-PLE Student wins International Research Award

Canada’s Parliament on Friday 23rd April, 2010, acknowledged the research of Philip Molo Osano, a doctoral student in the People, Livestock and Environment Theme (PLE) and McGill University.

The Hon. Marc Garneau, Canadian Member of Parliament for Westmount-Ville Marie, Quebec, said Mr Osano’s work “will provide an invaluable contribution to understanding development programs in rural Africa, which hope to balance nature conservation, use of land for conservation and the economic life of nomadic herders.”

According to the Canadian Hansard,  Hon. Garneau said “Mr. Osano’s research inspires talented Canadian students to travel to Africa to participate in field work in programs like McGill’s African field studies semester program”.

Mr. Osano won the IDRC Doctoral Research Award. Osano works on the interactions between livestock and wildlife as well as pastoralists and farmers in Kenya.

The award recognises the efforts of an international student from a developing country.

One of Osano’s supervisors, the anthropologist John Galaty, from the Department of Anthropology, McGill School of Environment (MSE) will visit ILRI in May.

“Our congratulations. We are very happy to learn about this achievement”, said Theme Director, Dr Shirley Tarawali.

More information is available at http://openparliament.ca/hansards/2251/32/; http://www.idrc.ca/awards/ev-23988-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html;

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