Jolly Wasambo, PhD graduate in 2011

March 13, 2012

We are very pleased to announce that Jolly Wasambo received an appointment from the President of Malawi to the position of Environmental and Soil Health Expert within the newly established Green Belt Initiative.

"I studied at CEU from 2005-2006 for an MSc in Environmental Sciences and Policy, and later rejoined the same institution for PhD studies in Environmental Sciences and Policy from 2007-2011. Prior to joining CEU I studied at the University of Malawi for a BSc degree in Environmental Science and Technology from 1995-2001 and immediately thereafter started my professional career with the Malawi Ministry of Education as a Secondary School Science Teacher. Later I worked in the manufacturing industry where I was responsibilities for implementing environmental quality standards before joining the Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) where I headed the Agriculture and Pesticides Section and worked as a member of the MBS Industrial Research and Consultancy Team responsible for conducting client-based industrial research and consultancies in such areas as product development, safety, hygiene and environmental protection. I later joined the Research and Development Division of the National Research Council of Malawi responsible for research, promotion, and technology transfer. After my PhD I joined the Department of Science and Technology as a Science and Technology Specialist responsible for research, policy and international collaboration. Besides, I also work for the country coordinating centre for the African Innovation Outlook (AIO).

My current research interests include IWRM, socio-hydrology, innovation and sustainability, conservation and indigenous knowledge systems, climate-smart agriculture, sustainable livelihoods, and environmental governance."