In early 2017, WorldFish had the opportunity to submit three candidates for the USDA CGIAR Borlaug Fellowship. This unique capacity development program links staff from specific CGIAR centers to mentors at US Land-grant Universities. Spanning approximately two years in total, the fellowships include short visits from the mentors to the host institution (WorldFish) and long visits (two to three months) of the fellow to the mentor’s university in the USA. All three fellows have now returned from their placements at their respective universities and will be presenting their research and learnings from their experience.
- Mamta Mehar has been working as a Post-doctoral fellow gender specialist with WorldFish since January 2017. She holds a Ph.D in Economics. Her Borlaug fellowship is under the mentorship of Prof. Conner Bailey at Auburn University.
- Shwu Jiau Teoh is a Research Fellow/GIS Manager, working with WorldFish since 2005. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D in GIS. Her Borlaug fellowship is under the mentorship of Prof. Walter Oechel at San Diego State University.
- Nurul Ahmad Fatan is a Research Analyst, working with WorldFish since 2003. She holds an MSc in Fish nutrition. Her Borlaug fellowship is under the mentorship of Prof. Konrad Dabrowski at Ohio State University.
The recorded video from the Food for Thought seminar is available here for your viewing pleasure.