Rachel Ikemeh joins ICCS as A. G. Leventis African Biodiversity Fellow
We're delighted to announce the next of our fellows to join us under our A. G. Leventis African Biodiversity Fellowship Programme.
Rachel Ikemeh joins us from the S/W Niger Delta Forest Project, where she is the founder and director, and will be here for one term. However, she will serve as a 'virtual' fellow for a year, both before and after she joins us in Oxford in January 2023.
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.