Ojonugwa Ekpah joins ICCS as A. G. Leventis African Biodiversity Fellow.
We're delighted to announce the first of our fellows to join us under our A. G. Leventis African Biodiversity Fellowship Programme.
Ojonugwa Ekpah joins us from the Nigerian Conservation Foundation, where he is a conservation officer, and will be here for one term. However, he will serve as a 'virtual' fellow for a year, both before and after he joins us in Oxford in September
The new scheme has three core aims:
- To support conservation practitioners in the local and international NGO sectors, government officials who are designing and implementing conservation policies, and businesses developing and implementing corporate biodiversity strategies to build their skills, capabilities and networks and thereby enhance their ability to contribute to conservation in their home country;
- To ensure that Oxford’s research is informed by, and meaningful for, real-world conservation issues, and is carried out in collaboration with in-country end-users;
- To build long-term relationships between Oxford researchers and conservation practitioners, strengthening Oxford’s ability to make a real-world difference.