Via a collaboration with the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology and Ashesi University in Ghana, the Center for African Studies via the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, is able to bring five Ashesi undergraduate innovators to UC Berkeley. The students include Abigail Efua Tetteh (Ghana), Judercio Nhauche (Mozambique), Mcebo Vincent Hlanze (Eswatini), Sandra Nettey (Ghana), and Styve Zeumo Lekane (Cameroon).
Machiko Tsubura is a Research Fellow in the African Studies Group of the Area Studies Center at the Institute of Developing Economies in Japan. Her research interests lie in electoral and party politics, and governance in sub-Saharan Africa with a focus on Tanzania. Her current research themes are: 1) presidential nomination and management of factionalism in dominant parties in Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Tanzania in comparative perspective; and 2) the influence of socialism on contemporary Tanzanian politics by employing the political settlement approach.
Kaitlyn Gaynor, ESPM PhD Student was a Rocca Dissertation Fellow in 2016.
My dissertation research, supported by the CAS Rocca fellowship, examines the interactions between people and wildlife in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique. After decades of war, Gorongosa’s human and animal populations are recovering and rediscovering how to coexist in a changing landscape. My goal is to use science to inform management solutions for an ongoing restoration project in Gorongosa that promotes conservation and human development in the region....