Why I am a Food Microbiologist

Angela Parry-Hanson
What does science have to do with the quality of the food that you eat? Dr. Angela Parry-Hanson, a food microbiologist in Ghana, takes us through her career progression and explains why food microbiology is an important career choice for Africa, and how to become a specialist in this area.  Continue reading

Policy and medical care: Why we need more doctors in policy and advocacy

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Dr. Mellany Murgo knew that she wanted to be a doctor at 9 years old. She also knew in medical school that she wanted to make an impact in the field of medicine. Her interest in medical research, advocacy and policy makes her journey compelling. Here is her story.

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There is so much more to science

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Ruth Tiyembe is a Biochemistry student at the University of Botswana. She is passionate about the “out of the box” thinking that the sciences have to offer, and the breadth of career choices possible. She shares her take on sciences. 


How did you come to love science?
Coincidentally, I always wanted to do law while in high school. Continue reading

Medical Research: My passion

Dr_Refilwe_at_work_2Medicine is defined as a “calling” or the noblest profession, mostly because it involves service of others at their weakest. Doctor Refilwe Mothibamele tells us how her pursuit of a medical career led her to HIV-AIDS Research and what makes it an engaging occupation.

Question: Tell me about your training as a medical doctor.
Refilwe:
I did my first year, what we call common year, at the University of Botswana, then proceeded to Kwa Zulu Natal, Durban for Bachelor of Medicine in Surgery for 5 years. Continue reading

My aspiration for Agriculture in Botswana

Meet Ms. Thobo, Ms. Kandondi and Ms. Marang, aspiring scientists in agriculture in Botswana. They tell us their stories and aspirations for agriculture in their country.

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Ms. Marang, Ms. Kandondi and Ms. Thobo at the interview


Miss Kapweke Kandondi – Soil and Water Engineering

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Ms. Kandondi

The person and the career:
I am Kapweke Kandondi, from Etsha in the northern part of Botswana. My undergraduate degree was in BSc. Soil and Water Conservation Engineering at Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, where I was the best student. I am currently pursuing an MSc. in Soil and Water Engineering focusing on conservation agriculture. I chose to do engineering, since I have always enjoyed science. Continue reading