Celebrating the Early Career Research in WIOGEN

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With so much information available today, it is sometimes hard to stand out. WIOGEN offered Early Career Researchers the opportunity to work with professional designers to turn their research outcomes into beautiful infographics.


Japhet Tembo

I’m an a Limnologist, passionate about Aquatic ecology with a special focus on fish biology, ecology and sustainable utilization of tropical natural resources and conservation. This is envisaged to support community alternative viable livelihood options. I’m a MSc research student working on riverine eel fisheries along riparian communities in some East flowing rivers in Kenya. My greatest achievement so far has been to inspire my community that anything is possible, regardless of where you are coming from. I have  successfully been involved in changing community perception of riverine conservation to promote ecosystem services to the community. I’m passionate about seeing free-flowing rivers, enhancing happy rivers, happy fish, and happy people, and promoting river connectivity. I envisage seeing nature preserved and people transformed, living in harmony with nature, and being able to drive their own economic agendas through responsible use of aquatic natural resources in the region.

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Connect with Japhet on his channels: Facebook – Japhet Tembo; LinkedIn – Japhet Tembo; Instagram – tembojaphet; Twitter – @Japhet_Tembo


Johnstone Omukoto Omuhaya

I am inspired by the fact that I am entrusted with environmental/aquatic resources stewardship through
socio-ecological scientific research for the betterment of humanity and nature. My greatest achievement so far is having been able to work for the past 15 years in fulfilling my inspiration as an environmental and fisheries socio-ecologist and being able to secure a scholarship to pursue a PhD in Environmental Science at Lancaster University, United Kingdom, that I am currently working on. The big challenge I would like to tackle in my career is the wicked problem of sustainability in socio-ecological systems and how it can be harnessed for human development. I would say my secret skill is being able to self-learn or self-educate in my disciplines of work.

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Johnstone can be contacted on: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/omuhaya-omukoto-4aa44359/ Twitter: @jomukoto1 and Facebook: omukoto.omuhaya


Hassan Abdullahi Mao

I am Hassan Abdullahi Mao from Somalia who studied Marine Science at City University of Mogadishu and also attended number of different trainings in the field related and others also worked on the fisheries sector and maritime sector. The biggest thing which always inspires me is to see the ocean safer from any human activities impacts. The skill which always helps me is good communication skills. I would like to challenge the lack of awareness of society about the impacts of their activities on the ocean.

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You can engage with Hassan through his various social media channels:
Twitter: @hasan_macow
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/macow.yare.3